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Qatar Airways Becomes First Airline to Launch GlobalBeacon

Qatar Airways is proud to be the launch customer of GlobalBeacon, a key product solution created by FlightAware®and Aireon that provides the airline with global, real-time flight tracking. In September 2016, Qatar Airways announced that it would be the first airline to adopt this innovative technology that would feed directly into its Integrated Operations Centre. Two years later, Qatar Air...

Qatar Airways Announces Upgrade of Five Airbus A350-900s to A350-1000s

Qatar Airways upsizes original order following the strong performance of the A350-1000 and need for extra capacity on its growing global network Qatar Airways is delighted to announce that it has upgraded five of its current order of A350-900s to the higher-capacity A350-1000. The airline has already taken delivery of 30 A350 aircraft (27 A350-900 and three A350-1000) from the total order of 76...

Qatar Airways Wins Two Awards at the APEX 2019 Global Passenger Choice Awards Ceremony in Boston

The Airline Passenger Experience Association’s (APEX) 2019 Global Passenger Choice Awards (PCAs) recognise excellence in seat comfort, cabin service, food and beverage, entertainment and Wi-Fi Qatar Airways won two global awards: ‘Best Food and Beverage’ and ‘Best Cabin Service’ Qatar Airways received two awards from the Airline Passenger Experience Association&...

Qatar Airways to Launch Ultramodern A350-1000 and Award-Winning Qsuite on Singapore and Haneda Routes

Qatar Airways is delighted to announce that the world’s most technologically advanced passenger aircraft – the A350-1000 – equipped with the airline’s luxurious, award-winning Qsuite will be available on flights to and from Singapore’s Changi Airport from 1 November 2018. The aircraft will also be introduced daily to Tokyo’s Haneda Airport from 1 January 2019....

Largest business jet has reportedly been put on sale by Qatar government’s Amiri Flight

The world’s largest business jet – Boeing 747-8i – has reportedly been put on sale by the Qatar government’s Amiri Flight. Qatar was the first to order the jet – now marketed by Boeing as the BBJ 747-8 back in 2012 and spent nearly three years having its interior completed in Germany, Potential buyers are being directed to Switzerland’s AMAC The undisclose...

Safran to power Qatar’s new NH90 fleet

Qatar has selected Safran Helicopter Engines as engine supplier of its new NH90 fleet. The 28 NH90 military helicopters, whose acquisition was announced on 14 March, will all feature RTM322 engines. They will be assembled in Bordes (France) and delivered to Airbus Helicopters' facility in Marignane, where the NH90 tactical transport version (TTH) is assembled, and to the Leonardo Venice-Tes...

State of Qatar signs contract for 28 NH90 multirole helicopters

Qatar has signed a contract for the purchase of 28 NH90 military helicopters, during DIMDEX, Qatar’s biennial defence exhibition. The agreement, which includes 16 NH90s in tactical transport (TTH) configuration and 12 NH90s in naval (NFH) configuration, will support the country’s plan to modernise their military helicopter fleet. As part of the plan, Qatar will receive 16 H125 lig...

Qatar Waives Entry Visa Requirements for Citizens of 80 Countries

Number of nationalities eligible to enter visa-free highest in region Qatar considering further enhancements to visa policy, including waiver for holders of visa/resident permit for GCC and Schengen countries, as well as UK, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand    Qatar’s Ministry of Interior (MoI), Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) and Qatar Airways today announced that Qatar...

Qatar Airways Achieves 100 Percent Compliance In 2017 IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA)

Qatar Airways has achieved 100 per cent compliance in the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA), verifying its status as one of the world’s safest and most secure airlines. As an industry leader in aviation safety, the airline has demonstrated a strong safety and security performance record. It was the first airline to complete the IOSA audit with 100 per cent compliance in 2003, and has s...

Ban Lifted On Qatar Airways Flights To USA For All Personal Electronic Devices

Qatar Airways, the World’s Best Airline as voted by Skytrax 2017, is delighted to confirm it has been approved by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to permit passengers to carry personal electronic items on board U.S.-bound flights, departing from its hub Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar.  The airline gained the exemption earlier after U.S. officials inspected the se...

Gulf rift threatens air travel disruption across region and beyond

Air travel across the Gulf region and beyond faces major disruption following the move by Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain to sever ties with Qatar, accusing the tiny oil rich state of supporting terrorism. Saudi Arabia on Monday banned Qatari airlines from its airspace, while Abu Dhabi's state-owned Etihad Airways and Dubai's Emirates Airline said they wo...

Qatar moves forward with global connectivity with GX Aviation

Qatar Airways would be the first Middle Eastern airline to offer Inmarsat’s ground-breaking GX Aviation connectivity service Award-winning airline Qatar Airways has announced its intention to install Inmarsat’s market-leading inflight broadband service, GX Aviation, on more than 130 aircraft. The state-owned flag carrier of Qatar will initially offer the service on board its flagshi...