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Qatar Airways

Qatar Lines Up More 777Fs

Qatar Airways has signed a letter of intent (LOI) for five Boeing 777 Freighters, valued at $1.7bn at list prices.  The LOI was signed during a ceremony attended by Qatari Minister of Finance and Qatar Airways Chairman Ali Sharif Al

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Gatwick Welcomes Back Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways will return to Gatwick on May 22 with the launch of a new double-daily service from Doha.  The oneworld carrier will use a two class Boeing 787 Dreamliner on the route, fitted with 22 seats in Business Class

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Qatar Airways Welcomes Maiden A350-1000

Launch customer Qatar Airways has taken delivery of the first Airbus A350-1000, A7-ANA (c/n 88).  The jet was handed over to the Doha-based carrier, which was also the first airline to fly the smaller A350-900, during a celebratory event at

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Qatar Commits to A321neo

Qatar Airways has replaced its original order for 50 Airbus A320neos with a firm commitment for 50 A321neos with the Airbus Cabin Flex (ACF) configuration.  The Doha-based airline placed the original order in 2011 and was set to be the

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Jumbos for Qatar

Qatar Airways has ordered two Boeing 747-8 Freighters, and four additional 777-300ERs, in a deal valued at $2.16bn at list prices.  The aircraft were previously attributed to an unidentified customer in the manufacturer’s orderbook.  The Doha-based carried has already taken

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Airbus Delivers 100th A350 XWB

Airbus is celebrating its 100th A350 XWB delivery, less than three years after it handed over the first example to launch customer Qatar Airways in December 2014.  Taiwan’s China Airlines has taken delivery of the milestone jet, B-18908 (c/n 121),

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Contingency Plans at BA

British Airways (BA) has struck a deal with Qatar Airways to acquire up to nine Airbus narrowbody aircraft to cover its operations during planned strike action.  The aircraft, including both A320s and A321s, are due to be wet-leased from July

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Qatar Airways Soldiers on Despite Diplomatic Crisis

Qatar Airways says its global operations remain unaffected despite five nations withdrawing the carrier’s access to their airspace.  Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen took the action after severing all diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing the

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Record-Breaking Flight for Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways has launched the world’s longest commercial flight, flying non-stop from the Qatari capital Doha to Auckland, New Zealand. The inaugural service departed Doha on February 5 and arrived in Auckland early the following day – a significant day for

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More New Destinations for Qatar Airways

Doha-based Qatar Airways has added eight more new destinations to its network for 2017-18. The oneworld carrier will link Doha with Canberra, Australia; Dublin, Ireland; Las Vegas, US; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Santiago, Chile; Medan and Kualanamu in Indonesia; and

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