Tag Archives: Qatar Airways

Analysis: Which airlines will fly their A380s to India?

Last week, the Indian aviation community was abuzz with the news that the government had finally permitted operations of the Airbus A380 in to India. In its announcement, the ministry mentioned Singapore Airlines, Lufthansa, and Emirates as potential candidates in operating the aircraft to India, but there are seven other operators of the giant, all of whom, with the exception …

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Etihad triples seats to Mumbai and Delhi, announces massive increase in India flights

by Devesh Agarwal Etihad Airways has wasted no time in capitalising on its recent bonanza of seat quota increase under the new India UAE (Abu Dhabi) bi-laterial air services agreement (BASA). It has announced a massive increase in flights to most of its destinations in India. Specifically Mumbai and New Delhi: from 7 to 14 flights per week with immediate …

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Analysis: Indian leaders should learn from the Dubai order bonanza

Value of orders at the show exceed India’s annual tax revenues The recently concluded Dubai Air Show 2013 broke all records for aircraft orders placed at an air show. Driven by the “Gulf Big 3”, Emirates, Qatar Airways, and Etihad Airways, the show clocked orders exceeding a mind-boggling, $206 billion, underscoring the power shift in the commercial airline industry to …

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Qatar Airways announces new route to Edinburgh

By BA Staff Qatar Airways will begin five flights weekly to the Scottish capital of Edinburgh effective 28 May 2014. The new route will be served by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner in a two-cabin configuration, offering passengers 22 Business Class and 232 Economy Class seats. QR 027 departs Doha (DOH) at 08:00 on all days except Tuesdays and Thursdays and …

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Qatar Airways Cargo order five new Airbus A330-200F freighters

Qatar Airways has placed a firm order for five new Airbus A330-200 Freighter aircraft in an agreement signed at the Dubai Airshow 2013. These new aircraft will complement the airline’s rapidly growing network, which includes more than 40 routes that have dedicated freighter services. Included in the order are eight additional A330-200F options – which would make the deal potentially …

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Boeing launches 777X program – images and video

The Dubai Airshow is known for releasing multi-billion dollar orders from the major Gulf carriers, and yesterday was no exception. Boeing was the clear winner on day one of the show, and the star was the yet to be commenced Boeing 777X program which is an upgrade of the already ultra-popular Boeing 777 twin engine wide body jetliner which today …

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Dubai Airshow 2013 starts with record breaking orders

As expected the Dubai Airshow opened today with a record breaking order book. Within three hours of opening, the show’s order tally reached US $162.6 billion – surpassing its previous record of US $155 billion record set in 2007 – with deals coming from Etihad Airways, Emirates Airline, flydubai and Qatar Airways. The opening order came from Abu Dhabi-based Etihad …

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Qatar Airways increases China presence with flights to Hangzhou

By BA StaffQatar Airways announced it will begin flights to Hangzhou, China beginning 20 December 2013. The non-stop service from Doha to Hangzhou, the capital city of Zhejiang Province, will fly four-times-weekly. Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said: “This year we celebrate 10 years of flying to China. The addition of our seventh route in China will …

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Qatar Airways launches new route to Philippines

By BA Staff Qatar Airways has launched daily non-stop daily flights to Clark Manila International Airport in the Philippines. The Clark airport route is operated with an Airbus A330 in a two-class configuration of up to 248 seats in Economy and up to 36 in Business Class. Clark International Airport is located about 96km from Manila City Centre and a …

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Qatar Airways joins oneworld alliance

by Devesh Agarwal Flag carrier Qatar Airways becomes part of oneworld® alliance at midnight Doha time tonight, becoming the first carrier from the burgeoning Gulf region to join join any airline alliance. Qatar also joins fellow middle-east carrier Royal Jordanian which is a member of oneworld. QR633 which departs from Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka for Doha at 03.15 local (00.15 Doha …

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Qatar Airways to fly to Miami from June 2014

by Devesh Agarwal Image courtesy Qatar Airways Flag carrier, Qatar Airways, has announced Miami to be its sixth destination in the United States with flights beginning June 10, 2014. The airline will offer four non-stop flights a week from Doha using a Boeing 777-200LR aircraft in a two class configuration with 42 lie-flat seats in business class, and 217 seats …

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oneworld takes its sixth ‘best alliance’ title of the year

By BA Staff Readers of Business Traveller magazine have voted oneworld Best Airline Alliance in the magazine’s 2013 readers’ poll. This is the sixth “best alliance” honor oneworld has received in major international industry award schemes in the past year, a record for any global airline alliance – and it comes as oneworld undergoes the biggest expansion program in its …

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Qatar Airways modifies Privilege Club frequent flier programme

By BA Staff Photo courtesy and copyright Qatar Airways Ahead of its joining the oneworld alliance, Qatar Airways unveiled details of its exciting new enhancements made to the airline’s frequent flyer programme – Privilege Club. Speaking about the loyalty programme, Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said that customer loyalty is very important to the airline’s growth strategy: …

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PHOTOS: Qatar Airways’ first A380 has its maiden flght

by BA Staff Image Credit: Airbus Middle Eastern carrier Qatar Airways’s first Airbus A380 superjumbo took off from Tolouse on its maiden flight to Hamburg on 9th September, where the aircraft will undergo cabin installation before being painted. Qatar Airways will take delivery of its first A380 sometime early in 2014, becoming the 11th operator of the A380. Qatar Airways …

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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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MAPS: Qatar Airways expands Doha hub in Winter 2013/14

by BA StaffMiddle Eastern carrier Qatar Airways has announced an expansion of its Doha hub with new frequencies to Asia, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East for the IATA Winter 2013/14 season. The details can be found below. Jakarta – Frequency increases from 11 weekly to double daily (14x weekly) Yangon – Frequency increases from 3x weekly to daily (7x weekly) Dubai – …

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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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