campaignlive.co.uk, Friday, 21 September 2007 12:00AM
The carrier, which operates a "hub and spoke" network linking 78 international destinations from its Doha base, said it had appointed Batey "in principle" after a five-month review.
Batey's future as a standalone operation within the WPP group was thought to be in doubt when it failed to make the final round of the pitch for the Singapore Airlines $60 million global account in March.
The following month, TBWA was awarded the business after a final shoot-out against Publicis and DDB.
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