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Qatar Airways Unveils 'QSuite'

Global carrier sets new standard in business travel First-ever 'party of four' seating configuration plus first-ever double bed available in Business Class Award-winning Oryx One entertainment system launches a next generation user-friendly interface Qatar Airways today hosted a standside reveal and a packed press conference to unveil its highly anticipated and revolutionary new B...

Qatar Airways Celebrates A Successful 2016

Qatar Airways is celebrating a successful year of continued growth achieved in 2016 through strategic network, fleet and partnership expansions. At a time when a number of airlines are downsizing, Qatar Airways continued to see strong growth and inaugurated 14 new destinations across its global network and welcomed 19 new aircraft to its fleet, taking the count to 192, as well as placing a reco...

Qatar Airways Cargo Announces Four New Freighter Destinations In The Americas

Qatar Airways Cargo has announced that it will launch freighter operations to four new destinations in the Americas, starting 2 February 2017. Boeing 777 freighters will fly twice a week to the South American cities of Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, Quito* and the North American city of Miami. The twice weekly freighter service will depart from Doha via Luxembourg, the cargo carrier’s European...

Qatar Airways Launches Non-Stop Flights To Tbilisi

Qatar Airways this weekend celebrated the launch of new direct flights from Doha to Tbilisi, increasing travel options to and from Georgia, while enhancing overall journey times. Qatar Airways now operates four direct flights to Tbilisi from Doha’s Hamad International Airport, complementing the existing seven weekly flights that operate via Baku in Azerbaijan. Operated by a Qatar Airways...

Qatar Air Plans Move to GE-Powered Airbus A320 in Pratt Blow

Qatar Airways said it’s seeking to renegotiate a $7.8 billion order for Airbus Group SE narrow-body jets and could switch to bigger planes powered by alternative engines as part of a revised agreement. The Gulf carrier wants to keep the deal for 80 A320neos after refusing to take the first four aircraft because of glitches with their Pratt & Whitney turbines, Chief Executive Offi...

Qatar Executive to exhibit at Middle East Business Aviation Association show in Dubai

Qatar Executive – the largest Gulfstream G650ER operator in the world – will showcase the latest aircraft to join its fleet at the exhibition Qatar Executive will welcome partners and visitors on board its latest Gulfstream G650ER – one of the world’s fastest business jets – during its participation in the Middle East Business Aviation Association show 2016 taking...

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 CEO close to Boeing orders as he voices frustration with Airbus

Qatar Airways is believed to be moving closer to ordering Boeing 737Maz aircraft as its CEO, Akbar Al Baker becomes increasingly frustrated with European manufacturer. Airbus over delays on two key programmes. This week he cancelled two more of the A320neos - part of a deal for 80 jets which Al Baker previously warned could be in jeopardy due to engine cooling issues, while deferring delive...

New passenger fee added at Qatar's international airport

Qatar's main Hamad International Airport is adding a $10 fee for all passengers departing from the airport, including on connection flights. The decision, announced on Sunday, comes after the Middle East's busiest airport in Dubai and a smaller one in the nearby emirate of Sharjah also added similar fees earlier this year. The measure helps boost revenue in Gulf countries followi...