GCC crisis: Qatar Airways to expand despite 'substantial' losses

Prior to the blockade, the state-owned airline earned record annual profits.

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    The year-long blockade on Qatar by four Arab countries has led to a substantial fall in revenue for the national airline and a big drop in passenger numbers.

    But despite this, Qatar Airways - named the world's best airline for 2017 - says it can shoulder the losses.

    The state-owned airline is boosting the number of planes in its fleet, and adding more destinations.

    Al Jazeera's Natasha Ghoneim reports from Hamad International Airport in Doha.


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