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Qatar Investment Authority takes stake in St Petersburg airport operator

Germany’s Fraport is selling a stake in the operator of the St Petersburg airport, which is ailing from low traveller numbers due to the weakness of the Russian rouble, to the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA). The deal, from which Fraport expects to generate a gain of €30 million (Dh123.1m) to €40m, will help to offset weakening revenues at hubs such as Frankfurt and Antalya and...

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...

Qatar Executive becomes the largest dedicated G650 operator in the world

Qatar Airways and Gulfstream Aerospace Corp announced a new order for three new G650ERs on the opening day of the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow, UK. The order adds to the three G650ER aircraft already in service and available for charter with Qatar Executive and is part of a 30-aircraft sales agreement announced in May 2015 between the two companies. This order makes Qatar Executive the l...

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 signs deal for 24 AH-64E Apaches

Boeing and the US government have signed a contract for the provision of 24 AH-64E Apache rotorcraft to Qatar. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress in 2014 that an authorisation had been granted to provide 24 of the type to Qatar, and a $667 million contract was signed on 7 June. In addition to the aircraft, one Longbow radar crew trainer will also be provided, plus grou...

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...

Qatar Executive Adds Second ACJ319

Qatar Executive, the business jet arm of Qatar Airways, has added a second Airbus ACJ319 to its fleet, bringing the number of such aircraft it manages to two. “In total we have now two 40-seat A319 aircraft ready for charter for worldwide travel, and we expect to receive a significant amount of bookings, not just for the busy summer season but, starting in June, d...

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...

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 Executive takes delivery of second Gulfstream G650ER

Qatar Executive the corporate jet charter division of Qatar Airways has taken delivery of a second Gulfstream G650ER bringing its total to two. Qatar Executive took delivery of its first Gulfstream G650ER in December last year as part of an order for up to 30 new market-leading business jets, including Gulfstream’s new G500 and G600, for which Qatar Executive is the global launch customer...