Qatar Airways and Alisarda are working on a potential partnership project regarding the Italian airline Meridiana. The two parties have agreed upon the pillars of the business proposition, which envisages a reinforcement of Meridiana with the objective of making it a solid

player in the very competitive European aviation industry. The two parties have signed a Memorandum of Understanding which outlines the conditions precedent for the partnership. Subject to the satisfaction of such conditions precedent, the parties plan to complete the transaction in the first half of 2016.