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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...

Qatar Airways Discusses Expansion Plans For Italy

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker hosted a press briefing with national and regional Italian media during his recent visit to Tuscany. Celebrating the launch of the airline’s flights to Pisa in August 2016, the press briefing was also attended by His Excellency Mr. Abdulaziz Bin Ahmed Al Malki Al Jehani, Qatar’s Ambassador to Italy. During the pr...

Qatar Airways First To Fly Boeing 787 Dreamliner To Clark International Airport

Qatar Airways has become the first airline to fly a regular Boeing 787 Dreamliner service to and from Clark International Airport, offering exceptional levels of comfort and performance to passengers departing on the Clark-Doha daily flight. QR 930 was greeted with a traditional water salute upon arrival at Clark International Airport and passengers on-board the inaugural flight were warmly wel...

Qatar Airways orders up to 100 Boeing jets valued up to $18.6 billion

Gulf carrier Qatar Airways ordered $18.6 billion worth of Boeing Co jetliners, a deal that includes firm orders for 40 widebody aircraft and options for 60 narrowbody 737 MAX 8 jets, Boeing and the airline said on Friday. The order for up to 100 jetliners helps fill out Boeing's order book in a year when sales have slowed sharply, and amid tough price competition with European rival Ai...

Qatar Airways Starts Flying A380 To Sydney Due To Increase In Passenger Demand

Sydney has become Qatar Airways’ first destination in Australia to be served by the super-jumbo A380 aircraft, just six months after it joined the carrier’s global network. Following the route’s inauguration with the Boeing 777-300 on 1 March 2016, Qatar Airways has seen a steady growth in demand for its service on the route. The 517-seater A380 aircraft increases Qatar Airways&...