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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...

Qatar Airways Cargo launches mobile app

Qatar Airways Cargo has launched its first mobile app QR Cargo, available for both Android and iOS devices via Google Play Store and Apple App Store. The app aims to provide ease and convenience to the cargo airline’s customers, by having all the important information at their fingertips on their mobile devices. In addition to getting detailed status of their shipments, customers can n...

Qatar Airways To Fly Non-Stop Between Doha And Mozambique Three Times Weekly

Qatar Airways will upgrade to non-stop B787 Dreamliner service three times weekly between Doha and Maputo, Mozambique, effective 27 March 2016. The airline currently serves the Doha – Maputo route three times a week via South Africa’s largest city Johannesburg. With the start of the new non-stop service to Maputo International Airport, passengers from Europe, the Americas, the Middl...

Qatar Airways expands in Eastern Europe

Qatar Airways is starting 2016 with an expansion programme across Eastern Europe, enabling passengers to benefit from a wide range of additional flight options via Doha’s Hamad International Airport. The further expansion adds a further level of choice for passengers travelling between Croatia, Hungary and Azerbaijan and anywhere in the airline’s extensive global network. Flights to...