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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...

Gulfstream delivers G650ER to Qatar Airways

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. formally delivered a Gulfstream G650ER to Qatar Airways in a ceremony at Gulfstream’s headquarters in Savannah. The delivery is the first of up to 30 Gulfstream aircraft Qatar Airways has agreed to purchase. The sale, a combination of firm orders and options, includes the flagship G650ER as well as the G500 and G600, Gulfstream’s new clean-sheet, wide-cabi...

Qatar Airways becomes first carrier to fly A350 to the US

Qatar Airways has today become the first airline to fly the Airbus A350 to the US from Hamad International Airport to New York’s JFK International Airport. The carrier operates seven A350s and an eighth will join the fleet before the end of the year and is scheduled to fly daily to Philadelphia from 1 January 1, 2016. Qatar Airways’ fleet of seven A350s fly twice a day to Fr...

Qatar 777 collision probe focuses on intersection riddle

Investigators have revealed that a departing Qatar AirwaysBoeing 777-300ER overran the runway at Miami airport before becoming airborne and striking approach lights as it climbed away. The inquiry into the accident has disclosed that the captain chose to depart from the T1 intersection of runway 09 despite carrying out the calculations for a full-length runway departure, and despite a proh...

Qatar Airways starts non-stop flights to Nagpur

Qatar Airways is offering non-stop flights to Nagpur from Doha, taking the airline’s total weekly passenger flights from 95 to 102 across 13 key cities in India. Qatar Airways will operate an A320 daily between Doha and Nagpur with an average flight time of just over four hours. The aircraft will feature 144 seats in a two-class configuration of 12 seats in Business Class and 132 seats in...