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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...

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...