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
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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 Tuesday had been intended as a joke and taken out of context.In 2017 also Baker apologized after calling U.S. flight attendants "grandmothers" during a trade row with U.S. airlines, prompting an airline union to accuse him of sexism and age discrimination.
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