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Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways Responds to Air Italy Critics

Qatar Airways has published a strong defence of its shareholding arrangement in Air Italy. It follows scrutiny within a Senate hearing earlier in April during which Mike Pompeo, US Secretary of State said he was “looking very closely” at the

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Qatar Expands Cargo Ops

Qatar Airways Cargo has launched flights to Guadalajara, Mexico and Almaty, Kazakhstan, as it continues to expand its network. The new destinations are served by the airline’s Boeing 777 freighters. The Mexican city has been incorporated on the carrier’s twice-weekly

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Qatar Airways Eyes Alliance Exit

Qatar Airways could withdraw from oneworld as early as next year as tensions continue to simmer with its fellow alliance members. Speaking in New York on October 18, the Doha-based flag carrier’s CEO Akbar Al Baker emphasised the importance of

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Qatar Upsizing to Largest A350

Qatar Airways has announced it is upgrading part of its A350 order to the larger -1000 model, with five of the original order for A350-900s converted to the bigger example. Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar Al Baker said “Since taking

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Skytrax: Singapore Airlines Scoops Top Spot

Singapore Airlines is flying high after claiming top spot in this year’s Skytrax World Airline Awards. Held at a gala ceremony in London on 17 July and widely referred to as the “Oscars of the aviation industry,” the awards are

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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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