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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&...

Qatar becomes first carrier to implement IATA’s Cargo-XML

Qatar Airways Cargo has become the first carrier to fully adopt, implement and integrate the next generation messaging standard, Cargo-XML in its cargo management system – CROAMIS. The Cargo-XML messaging is an initiative mandated by International Air Transport Association (IATA) as a preferred standard for electronic communication between airlines and shippers, freight forwarders, ground...

Qatar Airways bird strike at Istanbul causes engine fire

A Qatar Airways passenger jet with over 300 people on board made an emergency landing at Istanbul’s main airport Thursday after an engine caught fire, the airline said, blaming a “bird strike” for the blaze. Video footage showed flames spitting out of the left engine of the Airbus 330 as it prepared to land at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport. It made it safely to the ground....

Pisa Welcomes First Qatar Airways Flight From Doha

The Italian city of Pisa welcomed the first Qatar Airways flight to arrive at its international airport from Doha, Qatar. The Airbus A330 landed at 06:55 and was greeted by a celebratory water canon salute as well as a welcome ceremony with flags and drums from people in traditional costumes. The VIP delegation on board the flight, which included the airline’s Senior Vice President...

Qatar Airways Cargo Begins New Freighter Routes

Qatar Airways Cargo, the world’s third largest international cargo carrier, launches new freighter services to New York (JFK) and Halifax, Nova Scotia (Canada), adding to its rapidly growing network of 54 dedicated cargo routes. Services to New York and Halifax are scheduled with a frequency of one flight per week every Wednesday from Luxembourg, its new European hub, operated with a...

Hamad International Airport Duty Free Gets Upgrade

The sun-drenched beauty of the South of France has been recreated in Doha by Qatar Duty Free and Dior with the unveiling of an exquisite wall of beautiful pink roses at Hamad International Airport (HIA). The 180 square metre animated Dior Les Parfums installation, inspired by the Rose de Mai – the signature bouquet of Dior’s new fragrance La Colle Noire – will...