QA not interested in Jet Airways backed by ‘enemy’ state: Baker Jan 16, 2019 0 2089 12345 Qatar Airways (QA) will not buy a stake in Jet Airways as a substantial portion of the debt-laden Indian carrier is held by Etihad Airways, whose owner Abu Dhabi is an “enemy” of Qatar, its Group Chief Executive Akbar al Baker said on Tuesday.“We would definitely look at it (Jet Airways) if a 24 percent stake was not held by Etihad,” Baker said on the sidelines of an aviation conference in Mumbai. “How can I take a stake in an airline which is owned by our adversary?”Baker said Qatar Airways would be “delighted” to take a stake in IndiGo, the largest airline in India -- home to the world’s fastest growing aviation market.The Qatari airline has previously expressed an interest in investing in IndiGo, owned by InterGlobe Aviation.“But not in an airline where substantial ownership is by the enemy of my country,” he said, referring to Jet.As part of a broader effort to diversify its portfolio outside its home market, the Qatari carrier purchased a 10 percent stake in Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd in 2017 and 5 percent in China Southern Airlines Co Ltd this month. Qatar Airways also remains interested in starting a fully-owned airline in India, Baker said on Tuesday, but that is not allowed under India’s current foreign investment rules. (Reuters) RELATED ARTICLES Qatar is safest country in the world: Report Jan 16, 2019 0 8448 PM opens QU Health Clinic Jan 16, 2019 0 1003 Region’s biggest Turkish expo to open in Doha today Jan 16, 2019 0 1157 Commercial complexes must comply with allotted parking space: CMC Tribune News Network Doha In the wake of some commercial complexes reducing the number of licensed parking spaces for use in other activities, the Central Municipal Council (CMC) has recommended a review of the .. Qatar non-oil exports jump 35% to reach QR24.4 bn in 2018 Qatar non-oil exports jump 35% to reach QR24.4 bn in 2018 Amir allocates $50 million to support Syrian people QNA Doha The Amir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani has given directions to allocate $50 million to support Syrian refugees and displaced persons who are suffering due to adverse humanitarian conditions and cold .. Brace for colder weekend: QMD Santhosh Chandran Doha The temperature is expected to plunge below 10 degree Celsius, the lowest of the season, in the country over the weekend, according to latest weather forecast. “Temperatures this weekend will be .. China's Moon mission sees first seeds sprout Commercial outlets must restore allotted parking space: CMC (PG 3 ) Qatar, Georgia discuss ways to boost relations DOHA Prime Minister and Minister of Interior HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al Thani and Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Internal Affairs of Georgia Giorgi Gakharia discussed bilateral relations and ways ..