The European aircraft manufacturer Airbus has cancelled the delivery of yet another Qatar Airways A350-900. This makes it the third A350 aircraft being cancelled by the manufacturer in what has been an ongoing and increasingly spiteful clash between Airbus and the Gulf airline. Just last week, Qatar Airways raised the stakes as it stated that surface flaws on the A350s increase the risk of fuel tanks igniting. The Ongoing Issue... Read More
Qatar Airways and Malaysia Airlines have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for leading Asia Pacific Travel by strategic co-operation. The new agreement will further facilitate a strategic cooperation that will see both airlines working closely together across multiple areas of the business to offer an unrivalled and range of value-added services to passengers. With the enhanced partnership, both airlines will leverage each other’s network strengths and provide more access... Read More
Qatar Airways, a renowned airline of the middle-east has resumed flying services to Multan, Pakistan. Multan is the sixth destination of Qatar Airways in the country. The airline said in a statement that it will resume flying to Multan from February 22, 2022, with three weekly flights increasing to four weekly flights from March 27, 2022. Qatar Airways will be using the Airbus A320 for the route which has a... Read More
The US aircraft manufacturer Boeing won a blockbuster order worth $34 billion from Qatar Airways, giving a hard blow to its long-time rival Airbus. At a ceremony held in White House, Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker signed the order for 25 Boeing 737 Max 10 narrowbody jets, with an option to buy another 25 aircraft in future. The Doha-based airline also became the first customer for Boeing’s freighter version... Read More
Qatar Airways, a globally renowned airline has placed an order with GE for GE9X engines to power its Boeing 777-8 Freighters. A release from the airline says that the order is worth more than $6.8 billion. Qatar Airways has made 34 firm 777-8 orders along with an additional 16 purchase right options. The order also includes GE90 engines for additional two Boeing 777 freighters. Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His... Read More
Qatar Airways, a renowned airline is going to introduce special cuisines curated of festive treats and also decorate the aircraft and airport lounges for celebrating the Lunar New Year. The airline is also going to offer passengers ‘hóngbāo’ red envelopes for flights between January 31, 2022, and February 1, 2022, on select routes. “The Year of the Tiger, being a water tiger year, celebrations will extend to passengers at Al... Read More
Over the ongoing dispute between Qatar Airways and Airbus on the Airbus A350 paint degradation issue, Airbus cancelled the order of 50 Airbus A321neos it signed with Qatar Airways. The order was cancelled on January 20 while the pre-trial proceedings took place in British High Court. The aircraft manufacturer’s move to cancel a separate contract with Qatar Airways for a different aircraft model shows the intensity of dispute between the... Read More
Qatar Airways is increasing its services capacity in Nigeria by launching four new weekly flights to Kano (KAN) on March 2, 2022, and three new weekly flights to Port Harcourt (PHC) on March 3, 2022. These flights will operate via the Nigerian capital, Abuja. The airline currently operates two daily flights to Lagos and four times a week to Abuja, which will expand to a daily service in March. Kano... Read More
Qatar Airways Privilege Club extends the tier status of its members whose statuses were due for renewal between December 2021 and December 2022. The tier validity of Silver, Gold and Platinum members would be automatically extended to December 31, 2022. According to His Excellency Akbar Al Baker, Group Chief Executive of Qatar Airways, the tier status extension is given to the members to get more time to enjoy the benefits... Read More
Qatar Airways resumes its non-stop flights between Doha and Sofia Airport, Bulgaria, effective 16 December 2021. The services will be operated using Airbus A320 aircraft, with 12 seats in business class and 120 seats in economy class. Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker sees this is as the airline’s commitment to Bulgaria as it celebrates the 10th anniversary of service with the nation. The non-stop Doha-Sofia flights provide... Read More
Qatar may lease Boeing 777-300ERs from Cathay Pacific in early 2022, according to a tweet from a tipster @AirlineFlyer. Qatar Airways has to ground its twenty A350 fleet due to fuselage issues, and it owns a stake in Cathay Pacific, so the scenario is highly possible. The airline may fly these aircraft from Doha to Hong Kong and Male. A seat map revealed by the tipster shows a four-class seat... Read More
Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker said that the airline would consider Boeing aircraft for all future needs in an unfortunate turn of events. He expressed his lack of interest in Airbus A350 aircraft in a keynote speech delivered at Aviation Club UK. Qatar Airways was looking forward to expanding its portfolio, primarily new generation freight solutions. The airline needed 30 aircraft for its fleet renewal program. The aircraft manufacturers... Read More
Qatar Airways has announced that it will launch scheduled passenger services to Tashkent, Uzbekistan, starting from January 17, 2021. The services will be operated by Airbus A320 aircraft featuring 12 business class and 120 economy class seats. Doha – Tashkent Flight Schedule Qatar Airways will operate two flights every week. On Monday and Friday, flight QR377 will depart from Doha airport at 6.55 pm local time and will arrive at... Read More
Due to the recent emergence of the new COVID-19 variant Omicron, Qatar Airways will no longer accept passengers from a few South African countries -- Luanda, Angola, Mozambique, Johannesburg, Capetown, Durban, Lusaka and Harare – until further notice, says a press release from the airline. However, the airline will continue to carry passengers who wish to travel to these countries according to its current COVID-19 restrictions. The ban is enforced... Read More
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