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Qatar Airways will buy American Airlines stake one way or another

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Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar al-Baker said on Thursday the airline still planned to buy a stake in American Airlines despite the U.S. carrier ending a code-share agreement between the two companies.

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American Airlines on Wednesday said it was ending its code-share agreements with Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways.

Separately, it said Qatar Airways had withdrawn and refiled its notification to buy a stake in the U.S. carrier.

"Our stock purchase request and filing is going ahead as normal.

"We had to clarify certain questions of the regulator, which we compiled with," Qatar Airways chief executive told reporters in Doha.

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