Tag: Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways and Air Italy Announce Codeshare

Qatar Airways is pleased to announce a new codeshare agreement with Air Italy, starting 24 April. The new agreement provides codeshares on Air Italy’s routes between Milan-Malpensa Airport and six domestic cities across Italy, including Catania (CTA), Rome (FCO), Naples (NAP), Olbia (OLB), Palermo (PMO) and Calabria (SUF). The agreement also consists of Air Italy’s […]

Qatar Airways to Buy a 25% Stake in Moscow’s Vnukovo Airport

Qatar Airways has bought a 25 per cent stake in one of Moscow’s largest airports for an undisclosed sum as the company attempts to overcome the Gulf blockade of the emirate. This reported by Financial Times. Akbar Al Baker, chief executive of Qatar Airways, said on Monday that the airline expected the deal on Vnukovo […]

Qatar Airways and Iberia Expand Codeshare Partnership

Qatar Airways and Iberia are pleased to announce the expansion of their codeshare partnership, offering Iberia customers increased connectivity to destinations across the Middle East and Asia, as well as providing enhanced accessibility for Qatar Airways passengers to key destinations across Latin America, including Brazil, Colombia, Uruguay and Panama. Further strengthening the airline’s codeshare partnership […]

Airbus Delivers Its First A350-1000 to Launch Customer Qatar Airways

Airbus has delivered the world’s first A350-1000 widebody airliner to launch customer Qatar Airways at a delivery event in Toulouse, France. The aircraft is the first of 37 A350-1000s ordered by the carrier and is the first ever Airbus aircraft fitted with the revolutionary new Qsuite seats, offering the first ever double bed in Business […]

Newly Branded Air Italy Aims to Become Italy’s Premier Airline

Meridiana, Italy’s long established privately owned airline, has announced an exciting new phase of growth and development with its new identity as Air Italy. Qatar Airways previously strengthened its commitment to Italy in 2017 with the acquisition of 49 per cent of AQA Holding, the new parent company of Air Italy, while the previous sole […]

Qatar Airways to Receive First Airbus A350-1000 in February

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 […]

Gulf Carriers Aviation Outlook 2018: Year for Strategic Recalibration

Middle East aviation is eager to look past 2017, disturbed by travel and laptop bans, and then the airspace blockade against Qatar Airways and its home country, all along with the continuing campaign by some US airlines against Gulf carriers. Despite the unpleasantries, 2017 set in motion strategic developments likely to unfurl during 2018. Emirates […]

Qatar Airways Launches Inaugural Flight to St. Petersburg

Qatar Airways’ first non-stop flight from Doha to St. Petersburg landed at Pulkovo Airport, marking the airline’s second gateway in Russia. On board the inaugural Qatar Airways flight to St. Petersburg, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, was joined by His Excellency Mr. Nurmakhmad Kholov, The Russian Federation’s Ambassador to […]

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 […]