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Qatar Airways bans 'hoverboards'

Qatar Airways yesterday announces a ban on battery-powered personal vehicles commonly known as 'hoverboards' on all aircraft as it continues to put the safety of passengers and crew first. Effective immediately, the ban applies to all small vehicles powered by lithium batteries as both checked-in baggage and as cabin baggage on all Qatar Airways flights. The ban applies regardless of th...

Qatar Airways Cargo brings Disney to Doha

Qatar Airways Cargo was the official transportation company for Disney's Beauty & the Beast production as it moved from Bucharest in Romania to Doha's Qatar National Convention Centre on board the airline's B747 Freighter this December. The 70-tonne shipment, which was arranged by Qatar Airways Cargo’s dedicated charter team, took up the entire capacity of the B747 freight...

Qatar Airways becomes first carrier to fly A350 to the US

Qatar Airways has today become the first airline to fly the Airbus A350 to the US from Hamad International Airport to New York’s JFK International Airport. The carrier operates seven A350s and an eighth will join the fleet before the end of the year and is scheduled to fly daily to Philadelphia from 1 January 1, 2016. Qatar Airways’ fleet of seven A350s fly twice a day to Fr...

British Tourist Sparks Terror Scare at Airport After "Trying to Board Plane with Toy Bomb"

A British tourist was arrested after he tried to board airplane with a toy bomb and sparked a security scare, according to officials. The man told officers he had bought the item with the intentions of taking it to a New Year's Eve party. After initially declaring the toy, which featured a timer and imitation sticks of dynamite, at security he asked if he could take it on board the...

Qatar 777 collision probe focuses on intersection riddle

Investigators have revealed that a departing Qatar AirwaysBoeing 777-300ER overran the runway at Miami airport before becoming airborne and striking approach lights as it climbed away. The inquiry into the accident has disclosed that the captain chose to depart from the T1 intersection of runway 09 despite carrying out the calculations for a full-length runway departure, and despite a proh...

Qatar Airways starts non-stop flights to Nagpur

Qatar Airways is offering non-stop flights to Nagpur from Doha, taking the airline’s total weekly passenger flights from 95 to 102 across 13 key cities in India. Qatar Airways will operate an A320 daily between Doha and Nagpur with an average flight time of just over four hours. The aircraft will feature 144 seats in a two-class configuration of 12 seats in Business Class and 132 seats in...