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Qatar Airways reveals customer experience trends at future travel experience

Qatar Airways highlighted the importance of its passenger-centric approach to customer experience at the recently concluded Future Travel Experience (FTE) Asia Expo 2015. Held in Singapore, FTE Asia Expo 2015 was the biggest FTE show in its 10-year history, attracting more than 1,000 senior travel industry figures from the region and beyond. The Expo provided a unique platform for airlines and...

Qatar Airways CEO says carrier is already streaming black box data

Ten months ago, Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker vowed to bring streaming of black box data to the carrier’s fleet. During the recent delivery of Qatar’s 25th Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner in Everett, Washington, RGN asked Al Baker for an update on the airline’s progress. “Yeah, we’re already doing this. As a matter of fact, we are doing this for nearly...

Qatar Airways Keeps Watchful Eye on Guangdong Market

Satisfied with the occupancy rate of its daily flight to and from Guangzhou, Qatar Airways is eyeing up a larger market share in the affluent Pearl River Delta region. The airline recently announced the resumption of two daily flights from Hong Kong to Doha, which will come into effect in February 2016. "The Pearl River Delta region has always been of strategic importance to us and...

Qatar Airways to renew Barcelona sponsorship ‘only if price is right’

Qatar Airways will consider renewing a shirt sponsorship deal with Barcelona only if the price is right. The Catalan club are pursuing a record sponsorship contract but the Doha-based airline has not yet agreed a deal. The outspoken boss of the airline Akbar Al Baker on Sunday suggested he was willing to play hard ball with the European champions. “We are in the middle of negotiatio...

Qatar Airways receives its latest Dreamliners

Qatar Airways took delivery of its 24th and 25th Boeing 787 Dreamliners yesterday in a ceremony at Boeing's production facility in Everett, United States. Above: Celebrating the official handover to Qatar Airways of its 24th and 25th B787 Dreamliner in Seattle are, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker (second from right) and Boeing Commercial Presi...

Qatar Airways launches five-star service for travelling horses

Horses have become the latest airline passenger segment to be given the luxury treatment as Qatar Airways launches a five-star service for its equine customers. Forget flying butlers, the Doha-based carrier is offering dedicated grooms for its hoofed clientele as part of a massive push to expand its cargo business. The carrier’s stable of luxury services now includes a live animal...

Qatar Airways Named Best Airline for Business Class

Qatar Airways was honoured with the title for Best Airline for Business Class in the inaugural Travel Weekly Asia Reader's Choice Awards. The awards seeks to recognise travel companies and individuals for their outstanding achievements and pay tribute to the top travel organisations for their commitment, contributions and accomplishments. The 32 winners were determined by the travel...

Qatar Airways CEO addresses aviation figures at IATA passenger symposium

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, brought a lively debate to the IATA World Passenger Symposium in Hamburg, when interviewed live on stage by BBC correspondent Mr. Rajan Datar. Speaking with Mr. Datar in front of more than 500 senior attendees from the aviation world, Mr. Al Baker shared his own expertise on the passenger experience, when asked of his views...

Qatar Airways to Fly Direct into Adelaide with Airbus A350-900

Qatar Airways will begin making daily flights to and from Adelaide, with the South Australian Government saying it will boost jobs and the economy. The airline announced services between Adelaide and Qatar would begin in May next year with an Airbus A350-900 flying the route, the first to be flown in Australia. They will arrive about 4:25 p.m. and depart about 9:00 p.m. South Au...

Qatar Airways signs codeshare agreement with SUN-AIR

Qatar Airways has signed a code-share agreement with Danish carrier SUN-AIR, a franchise of British Airways. From 8th October, 2015 SUN-AIR and Qatar Airways will introduce codeshare flights between Billund, Aalborg and Aarhus in Jutland, the Western part of Denmark, and several European destinations including Oslo, Brussels, Manchester and Munich. This new cooperation expands the option...

Qatar Airways fly to Sydney as bilateral is relaxed.

A week after the Australian government granted the State of Qatar – and therefore Qatar Airways – a long-sought capacity increase, Qatar Airways has wasted no time and announced a daily Doha-Sydney service from 01-Mar-2016 on the 777-300ER. This finally places Qatar in Australia's largest city, complementing existing daily services to Melbourne and Perth....

Australia and Qatar Agree to Boost Flight Capacity

The Australian government said on Thursday it had agreed with Qatar to increase flight capacity between the two countries by 50 percent, a significant boon for both tourism and agricultural exports. The changes, effective immediately, allow for up to 21 flights per week, each way, for airlines of both countries to the major gateways of Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. Airlines can also operate unli...