All Qatar Airways articles – Page 12

  • AB rankings jul 14 Middle East financials

    ANALYSIS: Growing Gulf carriers reach out for revenues


    ​In the Middle East carriers lifted revenues to $53 million. At almost 10% it is the highest rate of revenue growth of any of the regions in this year’s Airline Business/Flightglobal World Airline Rankings.

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    ​FARNBOROUGH: Leasing and confidence prompted Qatar 777X plan


    Qatar Airways decided to double its commitment for the Boeing 777-9X because it has an expanded requirement for the big twinjet for its leasing arm.

  • Boeing 777X

    FARNBOROUGH: Qatar signs for 100 777Xs


    Qatar Airways has signed its largest-ever order at the Farnborough air show with a deal for up to 108 Boeing 777s, comprising 100 777Xs and eight Freighter variants.

  • Qatar A380

    FARNBOROUGH: Airbus withdrew A380 to ‘pressure’ Qatar


    Airbus cancelled plans to display Qatar Airways’ A380 at the Farnborough air show to “bully” the airline into taking delivery of the aircraft. That’s the view of the airline’s boss Akbar Al Baker.

  • A380

    ​FARNBOROUGH: Qatar in ‘impasse’ with Airbus on A380


    Qatar Airways remains in a deadlock with Airbus over the ongoing delay to its A380s, and chief executive Akbar Al Baker is remaining tight lipped about the likely delivery schedule.

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    Delays prompt Qatar to cancel Farnborough A380 plan


    Qatar Airways has been forced to cancel plans to display its first Airbus A380 at the Farnborough air show, in the wake of continuing delivery delays.

  • Kylie

    ​PICTURE: Kylie wows IATA AGM Gala Dinner


    Kylie Minogue was the surprise guest at last night’s IATA AGM Gala Dinner in Doha, hosted by Qatar Airways.

  • A350 cockpit

    IATA: Cockpit vulnerability remains key flight-track issue


    ​Cockpit deactivation remains a vulnerability yet to be addressed in the IATA debate over flight-tracking spurred by the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines’ Boeing 777.

  • News

    IATA: Airline CEOs see demand for record order number


    ​Airline executives agree that the record more than 11,500 aircraft on order globally do not represent an order bubble.

  • Hamad International

    ANALYSIS: What a new Doha hub does for Qatar


    From its spa to its squash courts, sleeping lounges and swimming pool, Hamad International’s range of amenities is such that Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar Al Baker is emboldened to say of the new Doha hub: “I don’t think there is any airport of this standard anywhere in the world.”

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    ANALYSIS: All-business bounces back


    Question marks have hung over the viability of all-premium long-haul services since Eos, Maxjet and Silverjet all collapsed in the latter half of last decade. But Qatar Airways’ deployment from 15 May of a 40-seat Airbus A319 on its of its six Doha-London Heathrow frequencies is a sign of renewed ...

  • Qatar A350

    Qatar’s chief ‘very satisfied’ with A350 progress


    Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar Al Baker remains confident that his airline will take delivery of its first Airbus A350 in the fourth quarter, and says his is “very satisfied” by the twinjet type’s performance in testing.

  • Qatar A380

    Qatar Airways chief reveals initial A380 plans


    Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar Al Baker says that the airline intends to use its Airbus A380s for “increasing frequencies to our current network”, and that routes to Paris, Frankfurt, New York and “destinations in the Far East” are among those on which the double-deckers will be operated.

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    PICTURE: Qatar raises the bar with A380 lounge


    ​Ahead of the delivery of Qatar Airways' first three Airbus A380s, currently scheduled for June, Flightglobal has obtained an exclusive sneak-peek of the lounge area installed on the upper deck of the superjumbo.

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    PICTURE: Qatar unveils new first class with A380 cabin reveal


    Qatar Airways has unveiled the cabin interior of its Airbus A380s at the ITB travel trade show in Berlin today, which features a new first-class product. The airline plans to put the superjumbo into service this summer between Doha and London Heathrow.

  • Qatar Airways A380

    Qatar to take first A380s in June, plans Farnborough extravaganza


    Qatar Airways has pushed back its Airbus A380 deliveries to the middle of this year to coincide with the opening of the new Doha airport. Meanwhile the airline is aiming to steal the limelight at this year’s Farnborough air show by displaying no less than four airliners including an A380, ...

  • Analysis

    ANALYSIS: Challenges facing Spohr in Lufthansa's top job


    Carsten Spohr’s standing as Lufthansa’s next chief executive will depend on delivery of his predecessor’s Score restructuring programme and follow-up initiatives. But perhaps the bigger challenge for the German carrier will be to accept that success on crucially important long-haul routes to Asia seems to hinge on partnership with ...

  • News

    SINGAPORE: Testing on agenda as A350 makes public debut


    ​Airbus has integrated testing and pilot demonstrations into the A350’s excursion to the Singapore air show, which marks the public debut for the big twinjet.

  • Qatar A350 MSN4

    PICTURE: Qatar-branded test A350 breaks cover


    ​Airbus has unveiled the joint Qatar Airways branding on its fourth A350-900 test aircraft, MSN4, which is shortly to enter the flight programme.

  • A350-900 Qatar

    Qatar hybrid livery to feature on test A350


    ​Airbus is to roll out its fourth A350 test-flight aircraft in a special hybrid livery based on the colour scheme of launch customer Qatar Airways.