March 4, 2015 / 2:58 PM / 3 years ago

Qatar Airways says no longer interested in CSeries

BERLIN (Reuters) - Qatar Airways is no longer interested in ordering any CSeries jets as result of the delays to the new single-aisle aircraft made by Bombardier BBDb.TO, Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker said on Wednesday.

Bombardier's CS300 Aircraft sits in the hangar prior to its' test flight in Mirabel February 27, 2015. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi

“We have completely forgotten about it because you cannot wait indefinitely,” he said in an interview on the sidelines of the ITB travel fair in Berlin.

He also said that Qatar Airways would wait at least a couple of years before deciding whether to order any more A380s after starting operations with its first of the superjumbos last year.

“I have to see the performance, I need at least a couple of years to see what added benefit this airplane has compared to the other types that we’re operating,” he said.

He said any revamp of the A380 would likely be a long way off.

“We will study it once they tell us what it is capable of doing,” he said.

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Reporting by Victoria Bryan; Editing by Georgina Prodhan

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