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Qatar Airways boss accuses Delta of flying "˜crap"™ planes

The chief of Qatar Airways on Monday denied his company receives subsidies and accused rivals Delta Air Lines of flying "crap" older planes, escalating hostilities between Gulf and American carriers.

Speaking at an arts conference in Doha, Akbar al-Baker said any money that his airline receives from the state is in the form of "legitimate" equity and added his company"™s fleet of aircraft were much cleaner for the environment in comparison to Delta.

"I think Mr. Anderson [CEO of Delta, Richard Anderson] doesn"™t know the difference between equity and subsidy. We never receive any subsidy," Baker said.

He was responding to claims made earlier this month by three US airlines — Delta, American and United "“ that Qatar, along with carriers in the United Arab Emirates have received $42 billion in unfair subsidies to wrest business away from competitors.

Baker also accused Delta of flying "crap airplanes that are 35 years old," when talking about pollution by the aviation industry…

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