All Qatar Airways articles

  • Qatar A350-c-Qatar Airways

    Airbus and Qatar joust over regulatory cosiness as trial schedule is left in doubt


    Airbus has expressed doubt that a trial to resolve its legal scrap with Qatar Airways over A350 fuselage-skin paint degradation will take place on time in June next year, accusing the airline of shortcomings in the disclosure process. The two sides clashed in court on 11 November during a case-management ...

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    Qatar Airways chief defiant as airport expansion opens on eve of World Cup


    Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar Al Baker was in a defiant mood as he helped to officially open an expansion of Doha’s Hamad International airport on the eve of the FIFA World Cup in the country.

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    Italy’s Optimares loses legal case over axed Qatar Airways seat-supply contract


    Qatar Airways has emerged as the victor in a court case against Italian airline seat manufacturer Optimares, over the termination of contracts for design and supply of seats for Boeing 777-9, 787-9 and Airbus A321 jets. The contracts were originally agreed in 2018-19 and covered business-class seats for the Boeings ...

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    Airline partnership activity intensifies


    In January, we posed the question: ‘If 2022 is not the year for new airline partnerships, when will be?’ It seemed logical that the Covid-19 crisis would prompt wounded carriers to see greater value in shoring up their market positions and/or expanding networks via closer relationships with other operators. And ...

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    BA and Qatar Airways significantly expand scope of joint business


    British Airways and Qatar Airways have announced the expansion of their joint business to include dozens of countries from their respective networks. The 26 September announcement marks the realisation of a plan first announced in December last year and expands an existing joint business covering connections between Doha and London. ...

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    Wizz Air helps to kick-start Saudi Arabia’s aviation powerhouse ambitions


    Kingdom will welcome low-cost services from European operator as part of effort to create huge commercial aviation hub

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    All outstanding Qatar A350-1000s cut from Airbus backlog


    All the outstanding Airbus A350-1000s for Qatar Airways have been removed from the airline’s backlog, according to the airframer’s latest official monthly figures. Qatar Airways had 42 A350-1000s on order of which 19 have been delivered. But a legal dispute over skin-paint deterioration on Qatar’s A350s led the airline to ...

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    Qatar on verge of opening its own airspace


    Operational processes for establishing a separate Qatari airspace are set to commence after the signing of a multinational agreement between the emirate and several Gulf states. The Qatari civil aviation authority has signed the pact with representatives of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates. It says the activation ...

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    Finnair to put A330 capacity on three Nordic links to Qatar


    Finnair is to deploy substantial Airbus A330 capacity on new services to the Qatari capital Doha, operating not only from Helsinki but Stockholm and Copenhagen. The twinjets will be used as part of a long-term strategic co-operation agreement between Finnair and its Oneworld alliance partner Qatar Airways. Finnair has been ...

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    Qatar Airways considers own Heathrow handler in response to disruption


    Qatar Airways has been spurred by the operational disruption at London Heathrow to revisit a previous plan to establish its own ground-handling service at the UK hub. Heathrow’s operator has imposed a two-month capacity cap to limit daily departing passenger numbers to 100,000 over the summer peak. Speaking during the ...

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    Qatar orders 25 Boeing 737 Max 10, plus 25 options


    Qatar Airways has ordered 25 Boeing 737 Max 10 and taken options to purchase a further 25 of the jets, throwing more momentum behind the largest variant of the narrowbody family.

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    Qatar Airways rejigging Doha hub bank structure to free capacity for World Cup


    Qatar Airways will cut back – or even cancel – services to more than 30 destinations during the period of the World Cup football tournament in Doha this year, in order to provide sufficient capacity for other operators. The aviation plan for the World Cup, which will take place in ...

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    Qatar single-aisle renewal path complicated by A321neo and 737 Max uncertainty


    Qatar Airways’ single-aisle fleet modernisation remains in limbo after group chief executive Akbar Al Baker confirmed that a tentative Boeing 737 Max order had lapsed, and the situation with Airbus – which cancelled the airline’s A321neo agreement – remains unresolved. Speaking during a briefing at the Farnborough air show, Al ...

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    ‘I figured out how to buy an airline on Zoom’: CEOs reveal pandemic projects


    While bread-making and learning a new language were among the most popular Covid-19 lockdown projects for many people, it was a difference story for the airline chief executives who featured in a panel discussion at the IATA AGM on 20 June.

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    Alliances have ‘lost founding discipline’ as airlines break rank: Qatar Airways chief


    More carriers are today willing to break rank and look outside the airline alliances for partnerships, according to Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar Al Baker.

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    IATA AGM host Qatar Airways sees long-term benefits from flying through Covid-19


    As the global airline industry prepares to head to Doha for this year’s IATA AGM, the chief executive of host Qatar Airways has a compelling story to tell about his carrier’s efforts to keep the world connected over the past two years

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    Profitable Qatar Airways optimistic over prospects in A350 legal wrangle


    Qatar Airways Group is optimistic regarding its legal battle with Airbus over skin-paint deterioration affecting A350s, although it cautions in its full-year financial statement that a judgement against the airline could have a material impact. The airline says it “remains extremely positive” in its assessment of prospects for the case, ...

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    Airbus and Qatar Airways should encourage regulator to rethink A350 position: judge


    Airbus and Qatar Airways should co-operate to persuade the Qatari civil aviation authority to adopt a different position regarding the grounding of the airline’s A350s, the judge overseeing the two sides’ legal dispute has stated. In a detailed ruling which followed the latest High Court session on 26 May, the ...

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    Judge rules Airbus-Qatar A350 case must head for early trial


    Airbus’s legal clash with Qatar Airways over A350 skin-paint degradation appears likely to go to trial in summer 2023, after a judge ruled that the case should be tried at the earliest opportunity. Qatar Airways is claiming a degree of success from securing the expedited hearing but the airframer – ...

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    Airbus and Qatar Airways wrestle over right to resell rejected A350s


    Among the legal jousts between Airbus and Qatar Airways arising from their court clash is an attempt by the airline to prevent the airframer from reselling A350s built for the carrier but individually cancelled after Qatar’s refusal to take delivery. Airbus has been cancelling A350s which had been completed and ...