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Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways to Return to Osaka

Qatar Airways has announced plans to link its Doha hub with Osaka/Kansai. The direct non-stop routing is scheduled to begin on April 6, 2020 and will mark the carrier’s third Japanese destination. While billed as a ‘new’ route, readers may

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Gulfstream Receives $1bn Order

Qatar Airways is to acquire 18 Gulfstream business jets in a deal worth more than US$1bn. It was announced at a White House ceremony – attended by Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, Amir of the State of Qatar and US

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Qatar Airways Finalises US Deals

Boeing and Qatar Airways have finalised an order for five Boeing 777 Freighters that was first announced as a memorandum of understanding at the Paris Air Show in June. In a special ceremony held at the White House, Akbar Al

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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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