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Qatar Airways chief praises PM Narendra Modi hopes to grow India services

An unusually cheerful Akbar Al Baker, CEO, Qatar Airways with Ray Connor, President, Boeing Commercial Aircraft at 100 777-9X order signing. Farnborough air show 2014.

Signs historic order for 108 Boeing 777-9X and 777F worth $40 billion Qatar Airways’ chief executive officer Akbar Al Bakar was full of praise for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an order announcement ceremony at the Farnborough International Air Show 2014. Critical of UPA-2 government Speaking to Bangalore Aviation when asked about his airline’s growth plans for India considering …

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Qatar Airways to join oneworld alliance on October 30

by BA Staff Doha-based Qatar Airways will become a full member of oneworld®, the alliance of airlines, from Wednesday 30 October 2013, becoming the first of the GB3 (Gulf Big 3) slated to join any of the global airline alliances. It received clearance to board oneworld after successfully completing a thorough review of its readiness, conducted by British Airways, which …

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Qatar Airways commences services to Chicago

by Devesh Agarwal Qatar Airways’ commenced its thrice-weekly passenger services between Doha and Chiacgo, The Windy City. Chicago will become the 126th destination for the middle east carrier, and its fourth US gateway after New York JFK, Washington Dulles, and Houston George Bush Intercontinental. The Doha Chicago route is being operated with a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in a two-class configuration …

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Qatar Airways not interested in any Indian airline at present

by Devesh Agarwal Doha based Qatar Airways denied any interest in investing in any carrier in India at present. Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said “Qatar Airways categorically denies it is interested in investing in Spicejet or any other Indian airline. This is pure speculation by individuals who deliberately want to spread such unfounded rumours to raise …

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Post your views: Topic of the week: Global alliances accept the Middle East Big 3 (MEB 3)

This topic this week is focussed on the Gulf region home of the fast rising behemoths Emirates, Qatar Airways, and Etihad. The last few days have been startling to say the least. From competing head-on, the airlines of the world, have accepted, nay welcomed, the Middle East Big 3 (MEB3) of Emirates, Qatar, and Etihad. A few weeks back the …

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Qatar Airways to join oneworld alliance

Doha based, Qatar Airways is to join oneworld® airline alliance. Its election as a oneworld member designate was announced today at a press conference in New York. The Doha-based airline’s implementation into oneworld is expected to take between 12 and 18 months. British Airways will serve as the carrier’s sponsor in joining oneworld. This move comes close on the heals …

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Boeing makes Qatar Airways’ first 787 first flight ahead of Farnborough air show

Boeing has achieved some peace of mind, by making the first flight of Qatar Airways’ first 787 Dreamliner, just ahead of the upcoming Farnborough air show. The airline’s capricious CEO, Mr. Akbar Al Baker, is known for his non-diplomatic criticism, often seen as tantrums, of airframe manufacturers, especially at air shows. Boeing’s competitor Airbus, was at the receiving end of …

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