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Qatar Airways commences Doha Chengdu flights

by BA Staff Doha-based Qatar Airways commenced scheduled thrice a week flights to Chengdu, the airline’s 130th destination and sixth in China, after Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Chongqing. The airline now operates 41 flights a week to the country. The Chengdu route is operated with an Airbus A330 in a two-class configuration of up to 248 seats in …

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Qatar Airways launches flights to Sulaymaniyah

Qatar Airways employees at the launch in Sulaymaniyah – Image Credit: Qatar Airways MEB3 carrier Qatar Airways recently launched services to its fifth destination in the Republic of Iraq, Sulaymaniyah, the cultural capital of the Kurdistan region of Iraq. The four weekly flights will operate using Airbus A320 aircraft featuring 144 seats in a 2-class configuration (12J  / 132 Y). Flight …

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Analysis: Qatar Airways to Philadelphia — Etihad upgrades New York JFK

Major route announcements came from 2 Middle Eastern carriers yesterday, with Qatar Airways announcing plans to start new services to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA (as well as Addis Ababa and Clark in the Philippines) and newly minted Jet Airways partner Etihad Airways revealing an up-gauge in capacity on its daily Abu Dhabi-New York JFK services to a Boeing 777-300ER. For Qatar …

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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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Air India Express to shift to new Hamad airport in Doha Qatar

Air India Express will shift all its operations to the new Hamad International Airport (HIA) previously called New Doha International Airport (NDIA) in Qatar, on April 1, 2013. Nine other airlines are also being made to shift to the new airport. Air Arabia, Biman Bangladesh Airlines, flydubai, Iran Air, Nepal Airlines, Pakistan International Airlines, RAK Airways, Syrian Air, and Yemen …

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Opinion: The Etihad-Jet Airways-Kingfisher Airlines love triangle. Who should Etihad choose?

by Devesh Agarwal Two days ago, two Times of India group newspapers, The Bangalore Mirror and The Economic Times reported UAE national carrier Etihad buying a 48% in financially disabled and grounded Indian carrier Kingfisher Airlines. The Bangalore Mirror may be a tabloid, but The Economic Times is no slouch when it comes to financial matters. This went against the …

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After London, Qatar Airways beats Air India again, with first 787 Dreamliner service to Australia

Qatar Airways will be the first airline in the world to operate the Boeing 787 Dreamliner to Australia when it commences flights from Doha to Perth in Western Australia from February 1, 2013. Coupled with its Doha London Heathrow 787 service, Qatar Airways will be the first airline to offer a UK to Australia ‘all Dreamliner’ service. Despite being the …

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Audio: Mumbai air traffic controller scolds Jet Airways’ pilots for shoddy reporting

Some more light hearted articles in the spirit of the Diwali holidays. On the night of 12 November, 2012, Jet Airways Boeing 737-800 VT-JGS was performing flight 9W-556 from Kochi, India to Doha, Qatar. Routing was via airway M300 waypoints IGAMA OSIRI NITIX MESAN LEMAX KADOL. The pilot attempts to radio in his AIREP informing Mumbai Radio that the flight …

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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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Wipro and Qatar Airways enter in to strategic partnership to develop aviation IT software

Doha based Qatar Airways and Bangalore based, Indian IT giant, Wipro have entered into a long-term strategic partnership, designed to develop new technological solutions for the airline. This agreement will bring together Qatar Airways’ expertise in aviation systems and Wipro’s experience of application development and project management to develop a new suite of IT software. The partnership was officially signed …

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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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In-flight review: Qatar Airways: A320 and 777: Bangalore-Doha-New York – the worst flight of my life

After hearing much about Qatar Airways (QR), it’s 5 star Skytraxx ranking, and its best economy class, I decided to fly the airline on a trip, along with my son, from Bangalore to the United States and return. Outbound (Bangalore-Doha-New York JFK) I should have realised that this trip was jinxed when I received an e-mail from the airline on …

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Qatar Airways to commence Bangalore service on February 22 using an Airbus A320

Qatar Airways has formally announced the full details of the launch of its Bangalore Doha service. From February 22, QR will commence the service using an Airbus A320 aircraft in a two class configuration — 12 seats in Business Class and 132 in Economy. With the Ministry of Civil Aviation under pressure for allowing Gulf carriers, most notably Emirates, to …

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Qatar Airways commences Doha Melbourne flights; quickest from London

Qatar Airways launched its first flight to the Australian continent with its non-stop Doha Melbourne service using its latest Boeing 777-200LR delivered just a few days ago. Two flight crews are needed for the long 14 hour flight. Click on image for high res version. The 42 2–2–2 configured Business Class seats convert into 180 degree horizontal flat beds with …

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Qatar Airways to aggressively expand European flights

Qatar Airways is significantly increasing its flights to key European capitals as part of an aggressive expansion programme. Beginning October 25, the start of the Northern Winter schedules, the Doha-Paris route will increase from the current 11 flights to a double daily flight. Madrid will be increased from the current four a week to a daily effective December 2. Targeting …

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