Qatar Airways completed acquisition of 49 percent stake in Italy’s Meridiana

Vastavam web:  Qatar Airways says it has completed the acquisition of a 49 per cent stake in Italy’s AQA Holding, the new parent company of Italy’s second largest carrier Meridiana.Qatar Airways, one of the Middle East’s biggest carriers, said today that previous sole shareholder Alisarda will keep a 51 per cent share in the company.Qatar Airways already has a strong presence in Italy, with more than 40 flights a week from its base in Doha. The airline has a fleet of 200 aircraft, while Meridiana says it has 16.