Qatar Airways no longer wants to own a piece of its American rival.
The company said in a statement Wednesday that it’s decided “not to proceed” with its plan to buy a 10% stake in American Airlines (AAL). The U.S. carrier’s leadership has openly expressed its disapproval of Qatar Airline’s proposal.
American spokesperson Matt Miller said Wednesday that the company “respects” Qatar’s decision to drop its proposed investment. “Our 120,000 team members remain energized and focused on taking care of those who entrust us with their travel needs,” he said.
Equity partnerships between international carriers have become common. Delta Air Lines (DAL), Air France-KLM Group and China Eastern Airlines have recently announced plans to forge such alliances. The idea is to facilitate closer cooperation so the carriers can coordinate everything from schedules and pricing to passenger amenities.
However, Qatar Airways’ investment proposition to American Airlines was far from welcome. American Airlines CEO Doug Parker said in a letter to employees last month that executives “aren’t particularly excited” about the move. He also admitted there was little that could be done to stop it.
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