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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...

Qatar Airways Confirms Its Ambitions For France In 2017

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, officially opened the new and luxurious Qatar Airways Premium Lounge at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, on Thursday 12 January in the presence of honoured VIP guests. At an official ribbon cutting ceremony held within the lounge itself, H.E. Mr. Al Baker welcomed notable guests including His Excellency Mr. Abdull...

Qatar Airways Celebrates A Successful 2016

Qatar Airways is celebrating a successful year of continued growth achieved in 2016 through strategic network, fleet and partnership expansions. At a time when a number of airlines are downsizing, Qatar Airways continued to see strong growth and inaugurated 14 new destinations across its global network and welcomed 19 new aircraft to its fleet, taking the count to 192, as well as placing a reco...

Qatar Airways Cargo Announces Four New Freighter Destinations In The Americas

Qatar Airways Cargo has announced that it will launch freighter operations to four new destinations in the Americas, starting 2 February 2017. Boeing 777 freighters will fly twice a week to the South American cities of Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, Quito* and the North American city of Miami. The twice weekly freighter service will depart from Doha via Luxembourg, the cargo carrier’s European...

Qatar Air Plans Move to GE-Powered Airbus A320 in Pratt Blow

Qatar Airways said it’s seeking to renegotiate a $7.8 billion order for Airbus Group SE narrow-body jets and could switch to bigger planes powered by alternative engines as part of a revised agreement. The Gulf carrier wants to keep the deal for 80 A320neos after refusing to take the first four aircraft because of glitches with their Pratt & Whitney turbines, Chief Executive Offi...