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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...

New Aircraft Features Reduced Emissions, Superior Comfort and Less Jetlag

Qatar Airways, the launch customer of the A350 and the first airline to land the A350 in the United States, achieved another milestone by being the first airline to offer a regularly-scheduled A350 service to the United States with its January 1, 2016 service from Doha’s Hamad International Airport to Philadelphia. Qatar Airways was the official launch customer for the A350 and continues...

Qatar Airways Enlists FC Barcelona for Its New In-Flight Safety Video

Qatar Airways is the latest airline to turn its in-flight safety video into an entertainment product, this time going the extra step to incorporate the Spanish football team it sponsors as participants in the messaging. 11 hours ago The Gulf carrier’s new video takes place in a broadcast booth, the team’s touring bus, a stadium’s seats, and a football pitch, among other sit...

Freighter service to Dallas/Fort Worth for Qatar Airways Cargo

Qatar Airways Cargo will start a new freighter route to Dallas/Fort Worth on 19 January 19, 2016, increasing its network to six freighter destinations in the Americas. A Qatar Airways Cargo Boeing 777F will fly two times a week to Dallas from Liege Airport. In total, Qatar Airways Cargo provides service to 13 destinations in the Americas, with additional upload provided in the bellyhold...

Qatar Airways expands network in South Africa

Qatar Airways has launched new services between Doha and Durban. The four-times-weekly service to Durban further complements the airline’s existing daily flights to Cape Town and double daily flights to Johannesburg, and is an expansion of the airline’s operations in South Africa. Travellers can now choose from a total of 21 flights a week to South Africa from Qatar Airways’ h...

Qatar initiates Rafale contract

The contract for the purchase of 24 Rafale aircraft by Qatar from Dassault Aviation came into force. © Dassault Aviation Signed in Doha on 4th May 2015, in the company of His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar, and Mr. François Hollande, President of the French Republic, the contract represents a new milestone in the strategic partnership bet...

Qatar Airways launches Doha-Durban route

Qatar Airways will launch new services between Doha and Durban on Thursday, December 17, 2015. The four-times-weekly service to Durban further complements the airline’s existing daily flights to Cape Town and double daily flights to Johannesburg, and is an expansion of the airline’s operations in South Africa. Travellers can now choose from a total of 21 flights a week to South Afri...

Qatar Airways bans 'hoverboards'

Qatar Airways yesterday announces a ban on battery-powered personal vehicles commonly known as 'hoverboards' on all aircraft as it continues to put the safety of passengers and crew first. Effective immediately, the ban applies to all small vehicles powered by lithium batteries as both checked-in baggage and as cabin baggage on all Qatar Airways flights. The ban applies regardless of th...

Qatar Airways Cargo brings Disney to Doha

Qatar Airways Cargo was the official transportation company for Disney's Beauty & the Beast production as it moved from Bucharest in Romania to Doha's Qatar National Convention Centre on board the airline's B747 Freighter this December. The 70-tonne shipment, which was arranged by Qatar Airways Cargo’s dedicated charter team, took up the entire capacity of the B747 freight...