Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar al-Baker poses with cabin crew in an Airbus A350-1000 at the Eurasia Airshow in the Mediterranean resort city of Antalya, Turkey April 25, 2018. REUTERS/Murad Sezer/File Photo
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The head of Qatar Airways apologized Wednesday for saying that a woman could not do his job, while global airlines pledged to speed up efforts to break down gender imbalances in aviation.Qatar Airways Chief Executive Akbar Al-Baker said his remarks at the closing of a global airlines gathering on Tuesday had been intended as a joke and taken out of context.The issue of gender imbalance in aviation was a hot topic at the three-day annual meeting of IATA -- only six of whose 280 member airlines, or 2 percent, have female chief executives.IATA says just 3 percent of airlines have a female leader.U.S. and some European airlines have accused Gulf carriers of unfair competition based on subsidies and social policies, but Walsh -- whose group counts Qatar Airways as a shareholder -- said he believed Gulf airlines competed on an equal footing.
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