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Airbus delivers its first A350-1000 to launch customer Qatar Airways

The carrier shapes the future of air travel with leading A350 XWB widebody fleet Airbus has delivered the world’s first A350-1000 widebody airliner to launch customer Qatar Airways at a delivery event in Toulouse, France. The aircraft is the first of 37 A350-1000s ordered by the carrier and is the first ever Airbus aircraft fitted with the revolutionary new Qsuite seats, offering the firs...

Qatar Airways reconfirms and upsizes its order for 50 A321neo ACF

Supporting Qatar Airways’ Expansion  Qatar Airways has re-affirmed its earlier order for 50 A320neo with a firm order for 50 A321neo ACF (Airbus Cabin Flex configuration). The selection of the largest member of Airbus’ single-aisle Family reflects the airline’s need for efficiency and additional capacity. This updated order replaces the original one placed in 2011. Joi...

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...