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Qatar Airways Makes History In Boston

Yesterday afternoon, Qatar Airways commenced daily, non-stop service between Logan International Airport in Boston and Hamad International Airport in Doha. The historic first Airbus A350 arrival touched down at Logan this afternoon, marking the beginning of a much-anticipated partnership between the city of Boston and the ‘2015 Airline of the Year’ by Skytrax. Qatar Airways Group Ch...

Qatar Airways in global expansion

Qatar Airways is expanding its its network to 14 new destinations. Spread across four continents, the new routes will further expand the reach of the airline’s network, and will include the world’s longest flight, between Doha and Auckland, New Zealand. Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker announced the new routes at ITB Berlin, where he remarked: “Qatar Ai...

Qatar Airways Fires Pilots Responsible For Miami Accident

By Lucky Last September I wrote about the Qatar Airways accident (at least that’s how the FAA categorized it) at Miami Airport. During this incident, a Qatar Airways 777-300ER bound for Doha didn’t take off in time and struck some of the landing lights on the far end of the runway. This caused substantial damage (including a 46cm tear in the fuselage and 90 dents an...

Qatar Airways in code-share agreement with Comair

Qatar Airways has announced a new code-share agreement with Comair, a franchise of British Airways, that will add three new African destinations to the Qatar Airways route map, and provide additional flight options to travellers in Cape Town and Durban. Comair, which this year celebrates its 70th year of operations, is based in South Africa and is an affiliate member of the oneworld alliance th...

Qatar Airways to seek compensation for delays in Airbus A320neo deliveries

Qatar Airways will seek compensation for delays in delivery of its Airbus A320neo aircraft, chief executive Akbar Al Baker said. Pratt & Whitney’s geared turbofan-powered engines have a “long way to go,” and Qatar Airways expects a “very huge” delay before receiving the A320neo, Mr Al Baker told Bloomberg Television on Tuesday during the Singapore Airshow....

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...

Qatar Airways To Launch World’s 2 Longest Flights

Presently the world’s three longest flights are Dallas to Sydney (Qantas), Johannesburg to Atlanta (Delta), and Abu Dhabi to Los Angeles (Etihad). Emirates has the intentions of launching a route between Dubai and Panama City, which would be the world’s longest, as it’s 10 miles further than Dallas to Sydney. However, that route has already been delayed by two months due to abysm...

Qatar Air Says It Could Split Oneworld Alliance Over Open Skies Fight

Qatar Airways said it may seek to form a breakaway group within the Oneworld alliance should fellow member American Airlines Group Inc. continue to lend its weight to a U.S. push to curb the growth of Gulf rivals. Qatar Air, which joined Oneworld in 2013, won’t tolerate a situation where “conditions are no longer conducive to a fair business relationship and mutual respect,” C...

Qatar Airways launches Travel Festival

Qatar Airways has launched a first-of-its-kind Travel Festival offering travellers a choice of dream deals suited for a variety of travel needs.   The Qatar Airways Travel Festival has something for everyone, with exclusively designed packages including discounts of up to 50 per cent, companion fares, family and group discounts, access to special discounts on car rental, hotel deals and...

Seventh Airbus A330F And First Boeing 747F Nose Loader Join Qatar Airways Cargo Fleet

Qatar Airways Cargo has welcomed the seventh Airbus A330F and first Boeing 747F nose loader aircraft to its fleet at its home base in Hamad International Airport, Doha. Continuing on its trajectory of rapid growth and expansion, the world’s third largest international cargo carrier now features a fleet of 16 freighters including seven Airbus A330F, eight Boeing 777F and one Boeing 747F. Q...

Qatar Airways adds non-stop daily service between Los Angeles and Doha

Qatar Airways has added a new daily, non-stop service between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Hamad International Airport (DOH) in Doha, which started January 1. The new route features the airline’s landmark Boeing 777-200 and represents Qatar Airways' first passenger service to the West Coast of the United States. The expansion to LAX is the first of three new US destinat...