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Boeing, Qatar Airways Announce Order for Two 747-8 Freighters and Four 777-300ERs

Boeing and Qatar Airways announced an order today for two 747-8 Freighters and four 777-300ERs (Extended Range), valued at $2.16 billion at list prices. The orders were previously unidentified on Boeing's Orders & Deliveries website. The airline also received the first of its 747-8 Freighters at a delivery ceremony attended by His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, Qa...

Qatar Waives Entry Visa Requirements for Citizens of 80 Countries

Number of nationalities eligible to enter visa-free highest in region Qatar considering further enhancements to visa policy, including waiver for holders of visa/resident permit for GCC and Schengen countries, as well as UK, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand    Qatar’s Ministry of Interior (MoI), Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) and Qatar Airways today announced that Qatar...

Qatar Airways Achieves 100 Percent Compliance In 2017 IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA)

Qatar Airways has achieved 100 per cent compliance in the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), verifying its status as one of the world’s safest and most secure airlines. As an industry leader in aviation safety, the airline has demonstrated a strong safety and security performance record. It was the first airline to complete the IOSA audit with 100 per cent compliance in 2003, and has s...

Ban Lifted On Qatar Airways Flights To USA For All Personal Electronic Devices

Qatar Airways, the World’s Best Airline as voted by Skytrax 2017, is delighted to confirm it has been approved by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to permit passengers to carry personal electronic items on board U.S.-bound flights, departing from its hub Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar.  The airline gained the exemption earlier after U.S. officials inspected the se...

Qatar moves forward with global connectivity with GX Aviation

Qatar Airways would be the first Middle Eastern airline to offer Inmarsat’s ground-breaking GX Aviation connectivity service Award-winning airline Qatar Airways has announced its intention to install Inmarsat’s market-leading inflight broadband service, GX Aviation, on more than 130 aircraft. The state-owned flag carrier of Qatar will initially offer the service on board its flagshi...

Qatar Airways to offer free laptops on US flights

Qatar Airways said on Thursday that it wouldoffer free laptops to business class passengers flying to the United States, in an effort to get round an American ban on electronics. The carrier said it would begin offering a "laptop loan service" to those travelling in business class from "next week". The computers would be collected by US-bound passengers from their departu...

Qatar Airways Unveils 'QSuite'

Global carrier sets new standard in business travel First-ever 'party of four' seating configuration plus first-ever double bed available in Business Class Award-winning Oryx One entertainment system launches a next generation user-friendly interface Qatar Airways today hosted a standside reveal and a packed press conference to unveil its highly anticipated and revolutionary new B...

World’s longest flight: Qatar Airways launches Auckland service with Boeing 777

Qatar Airways has launched its first service to Auckland, New Zealand with the return leg set to be the longest scheduled commercial flight by flying time, according to the airline’s website. Flight QR920 departed Doha’s Hamed International Airport today, a spokeswoman confirmed, and was scheduled to arrive in Auckland tomorrow at 07.30am local time. The flight was expected...