Tag: Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways Reconfirms and Upsizes Its Order for 50 A321neo ACF

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

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 Places $2.16 Billion Boeing Order

Qatar Airways announced an order for two Boeing 747-8 freighters and four 777-300ERs, valued at $2.16 billion at list prices. Qatar said the order was a sign of the airline’s continued expansion and contribution to the US economy. The deal adds to the Doha-based carrier’s fleet of nearly 100 Boeing widebody aircraft and its more […]

Qatar Airways Begins 777 Retrofits

Qatar Airways’ maintenance organization has begun performing retrofits of Inmarsat’s GX Aviation global, high-throughput satellite (HTS) communications equipment on the carrier’s fleets of Boeing 777-300ERs and 777-200LRs. Permission for the retrofits follows the award to Inmarsat of a supplemental type certificate from the European Aviation Safety Agency to retrofit the GX Aviation terminal to Qatar […]

First Officer Loses Consciousness On Qatar Airways Flight To Bali

Qatar Airways Boeing 787 was performing flight from Doha to Denpasar with 240 people, when the captain reported the first officer had lost consciousness after complaining about chest pain. The crew decided to divert to Hyderabad for a safe landing on runway 27L about 30 minutes later, already past midnight local time. The first officer […]

Qatar Waives Entry Visa Requirements For Citizens Of 80 Countries

Qatar’s Ministry of Interior (MoI), Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) and Qatar Airways announced that Qatar will allow visa-free entry for citizens of 80 countries, effective immediately. Citizens of those countries* wishing to visit Qatar will no longer need to apply or pay for a visa; instead, a multi-entry waiver will be issued free-of-charge at the […]

UAE And India Agree To Aviation Capacity Talks

The UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority is expected to hold talks with its Indian equivalent in October with the aim of securing new capacity and routes between the two countries. The emirates is proposing talks on October 3 and 4 following an agreement to setup a meeting between the two authorities by the UAE’s ambassador […]

Bahrain And UAE Partly Open Airspace For Qatar Airways

Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have agreed to open up flight corridors for sanctions-hit Qatar’s state-owned flag carrier Qatar Airways. The Montreal-based International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has been working with “various Middle Eastern states to ensure equitable access to airspace for Qatar-registered aircraft” since sanctions were announced on June 5, ICAO spokesman Anthony […]

Qatar Airways Reverses Decision To Buy 10% Stake In American Airlines

Qatar Airways has announced its decision not to proceed with the acquisition of a 10% stake in American Airlines, “taking into account the latest public disclosure” of the airline. A spokeswoman for the public relations firm representing the American carrier in the U.S. said it would not elaborate on what was being referred to as […]

Skytrax Names Qatar Airways The Best Airline In The World

Qatar Airways has again been named as Airline of the Year by the prestigious 2017 Skytrax World Airline Awards, held at the Paris Air Show, the fourth time that Qatar Airways has been given this global recognition as the world’s best airline. In addition to being voted Best Airline by travellers from around the world, […]