Tag: Akbar Al Baker

Qatar Airways to Receive First Airbus A350-1000 in February

Reading Time: 1 minute Qatar Airways will transfer its first Airbus A350-1000 in February after a delay of several weeks. The delay was caused by the “complex seat configuration,” Qatar CEO Akbar Al Baker said. The Doha-based airline is installing a new business-class seat, Qsuite onto its A350-1000s. The airline was scheduled to take delivery of the first A350-1000 […]

Qatar Airways Reconfirms and Upsizes Its Order for 50 A321neo ACF

Reading Time: 2 minutes Qatar Airways has re-affirmed its earlier order for 50 A320neo with a firm order for 50 A321neo ACF (Airbus Cabin Flex configuration). The selection of the largest member of Airbus’ single-aisle Family reflects the airline’s need for efficiency and additional capacity. This updated order replaces the original one placed in 2011. Joining Qatar Airways’ fleet […]

Qatar Airways to Buy Stake in Cathay Pacific

Reading Time: 1 minute Qatar Airways has announced it is taking an almostQatar Airways 10% stake in Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Airways. The agreement, which Qatar Airways said it expects to complete Nov. 6, means the Gulf carrier will hold a 9.6% stake in Cathay at a value of about $600 million. Cathay and Qatar are both members of […]

Qatar Airways Set To Receive New A350 Aircraft By Year-End

Reading Time: 1 minute Qatar Airways has said that it expects to receive its first Airbus A350-1000, the largest aircraft in the A350 family, by the end of this year. The news comes after the airline abruptly canceled an order for four smaller A350-900s last month, apparently due to production delays. Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker said this […]

Travellers Vote Qatar Airways Middle East Airline of The Year

Reading Time: 2 minutes International business travellers have once again chosen Qatar Airways as the Middle East Airline of the Year applauding the airline’s global network, modern aircraft, and luxurious Business Class service for providing them with an exceptional travel experience. The accolade, presented at the 10th annual Aviation Business Awards held in Dubai, encapsulates passengers’ pleasure in flying […]

Qatar Airways and Vueling Airlines Launch Code-Share Partnership

Reading Time: 2 minutes Qatar Airways announced a code-share partnership with Vueling Airlines, offering passengers enhanced travel across Europe. Qatar Airways passengers can now connect with ease to 67 popular routes of Vueling Airlines’ extensive network. Vueling Airlines flies to 24 destinations in Spain, 16 in Italy and four in Portugal, in addition to a number of destinations in […]