Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Qatar Airways Cargo to add South American flights

Qatar Airways Cargo will expand South American services with new flights to Brazil, Chile, Peru and Colombia from 16 January. The flights will use Boeing 777 freighters, with twice-weekly services Bogota from Doha operating via Luxembourg and Miami, with the return operating via Liege. Twice-weekly flights to Campinas from Doha will go via Luxembourg, returning […]

Qatar Airways starts double daily services to Gatwick

Qatar Airways’ inaugural flight from Doha to London’s Gatwick Airport has touched down, making it the airline’s sixth gateway into the UK and the second one for London. The double daily service is operated by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, and for the summer, Qatar Airways will operate 95 flights to the UK a week, with […]

Qatar Airways takes 9.61% stake in Cathay Pacific

Qatar Airways has acquired a 9.61 per cent stake in Cathay Pacific Airways Limited – adding to stakes it already has in IAG, Meridiana and LATAM Airlines Group. Both Cathay Pacific and Qatar Airways already collaborate together as members of the oneworld alliance. Air China Limited and Swire Pacific Limited together continue to hold 74.99 per […]

Qatar Boeing 777F touches down in Pittsburgh for 1st time

Qatar Airways Cargo’s new Boeing 777 Freighter service touched down at Pittsburgh International Airport last Thursday – its 13th freighter destination in the Americas. The twice-weekly freighter flight takes off from Doha on Wednesdays and Saturdays, with stops at Luxembourg and Atlanta, Georgia before arriving in Pittsburgh. On the return from Pittsburgh on Thursdays and […]

Qatar Airways firms up order for 2 Boeing 747-8Fs as part of $2.16bn spend

Qatar Airways has firmed up the order of two Boeing 747-8 Freighters and four 777-300ERs, which are valued at $2.16 billion at list prices. The carrier says this is a sign of its continued expansion and contribution to the US economy, and adds to its fleet of nearly 100 Boeing widebody aircraft and its more […]

Qatar becomes 1st carrier to launch Pittsburgh freighter service

Qatar Airways Cargo has become the first carrier to launch a freighter service to Pittsburgh in the US – bringing its Americas all-cargo network to 13. The fast-growing Qatari airline will start a twice-weekly Boeing 777 Freighter service on the route from 11 October. Pittsburgh is the 5th freighter destination in the Americas it has […]

Qatar chief Al Baker calls on ICAO to declare GCC blockade “illegal”

Qatar Airways Group chief executive, Akbar Al Baker has called on the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to declare the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) blockade “illegal”. Last week, carriers in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates suspended flights to Doha, Qatar’s capital amid a diplomatic row, accusing them of funding terrorist organisations. […]

Qatar Airways operates world’s longest flight to Auckland

Qatar Airways has extended its network with the first Doha – Auckland service, covering a distance of 14,535 kilometres in 17 hours 30 minutes – now the world’s longest flight. The daily Boeing 777 flight offers 116 tonnes of belly-hold capacity every week to support growing imports of raw, industrial and consumer materials into New […]

Qatar Airways orders 100 Boeing aircraft

Qatar Airways is to spend $11.7 billion expanding its Boeing fleet with 30 787-9s, 10 777-300ERs, and has also signed a letter of intent for up to 60 737 MAX 8s, valued at $6.9 billion. The order will increase its backlog of widebody aircraft from 65 to 105 including 60 777Xs. Qatar Airways was the […]

Qatar Airways increases stake in IAG to 20%

Qatar Airways has increased its shareholding in International Airlines Group (IAG) to 20.01 per cent, reflecting the strength of commercial and strategic ties between the companies. Qatar’s stake in IAG is financial and the shareholding reflects the strength of commercial and strategic ties between the companies and its continued support for the ongoing strategy of […]

Qatar Airways connects Yerevan to network

Qatar Airways has added the Armenian capital of Yerevan to its network with four times a week Airbus A320 services, with 48 tonnes of bellyhold capacity weekly. The outbound flights will leave Doha’s Hamad International Airport at 20.30h on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, arriving at Yerevan’s Zvartnots International Airport at 00.40h the next day. […]

Qatar announces 14 new routes for 2016 and 2017

Qatar Airways has announced 14 new routes across Europe, Africa and Asia, including Doha – Auckland, which it says will be the world’s longest flight when launched. The network expansion was announced at the ITB Berlin international travel fair, where Qatar unveiled services to Bosnia, Cameroon, Finland, France, Gabon, Italy, Macedonia, Morocco, Namibia, New Zealand, […]

Qatar to serve Bucharest twice daily

Qatar Airways has celebrated five years of flights to Romania by increasing services to Bucharest to twice daily from 1 August. The Airbus A320 flights from Doha’s Hamad International Airport to Bucharest’s Henri Coanda International Airport will increase to 10 times a week from 2 June before going double daily from 1 August. Qatar Airways […]