Jul 24, 2018

Ministers pay £1m to Qatar Airways to market Wales

Qatar Airways will receive £1m from the Welsh Government to market Wales as a destination around the world. The Welsh Government had originally said the deal's significance could not be "Underestimated", and the value and structure was commercially sensitive. The Welsh Government said it had made a payment to the airline in the financial year ending March 2018, and another payment will be made in the second year. The contract will be monitored by the Welsh Government and Qatar Airways. Last week, Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar al-Baker told The Independent that the Cardiff to Doha route was not performing as expected in terms of passenger sales.

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