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Qatar Airways will display two aircraft from its Qatar Executive fleet at Farnborough Airshow

Qatar Airways announces that it will be showcasing two luxurious aircraft from its Qatar Executive fleet at the Farnborough International Airshow in the United Kingdom, which takes place this year from 11 to 17 July. Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said, “Qatar Airways is delighted to be participating once again in this year’s Farnborough Inte...

Qatar Airways Cargo Reveals Strategy To Become A Major Player

Qatar Airways Chief Officer Cargo, Mr. Ulrich Ogiermann made several important announcements at a press conference attended by both Chinese and international industry media on the opening day of Air Cargo China 2016 in Shanghai. Mr. Ogiermann revealed that the world’s third largest international cargo carrier plans to become a major player in three new markets: Transpacific, Australia and...

Qatar Airways Lands In Atlanta

Recently, Qatar Airways launched its long-awaited, first commercial flight to Atlanta, as the airline commenced daily, non-stop service between Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL) and Hamad International Airport (DOH) in Doha. Skytrax’s reigning “Airline of the Year” marked the occasion by operating the inaugural flights with one of the airline’s super jumbo Airb...

Building Qatar Airways’ 50th Boeing 777 – in pictures

Qatar Airways received its 50th Boeing 777 recently, taking the total count of aircraft in operation to more than 180 single aisle and widebody aircraft. More than 35 per cent of the airline’s route network is operated with a Boeing 777. When Qatar Airways’ first Boeing 777 order was made in 2006, the airline’s network reached just over 50 destinations. Now a decade later,...

Qatar Airways cuts flights due to aircraft shortage

Some Qatar Airways passengers could find themselves bumped onto other flights this summer as the national carrier reduces the frequency of 15 of its regular routes. The move is in response to aircraft delivery delays, an airline official said. The affected destinations include three US cities and a new service to Adelaide in Australia. Other affected cities include Copenhagen, Jakarta and Ma...

Perth named as Qatar’s next Australian A350 destination

  Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar Al Baker says Perth is the likely next Australian destination to receive the Airbus A350-900. Although Al Baker declined to say when Qatar’s Perth-Doha service – currently served with Boeing 777-300ERs – would switch to the A350, he noted late deliveries of the new Airbus widebody had pushed back some route chan...

Adelaide receives Australia’s first A350 flight

Adelaide has welcomed Australia’s first scheduled Airbus A350-900 passenger flight, with Qatar Airways QR914 touching down in the City of Churches a few minutes before 1600 local time on Tuesday. The inaugural service, operated by A7-ALH, covered the 6,109nm journey between Doha and Adelaide in a little under 13 hours and landed about an hour ahead of schedule. The aircraft was due to...

Qatar Airways Cargo launches QR Express

Qatar Airways Cargo has today announced the launch of QR Express, a solution to deliver airport-to-airport air freight service for time critical shipments. QR Express is the latest addition to the cargo airline's expanding portfolio of specialised services and products. Above: QR Express is the latest addition to the cargo airline's expanding portfolio of specialised services a...