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Qatar Airways to launch Kazakhstan service from Doha by the end of year

Negotiations were held today between the aviation authorities of the State of Qatar and the Republic of Kazakhstan in Doha, Qatar. The Qatar delegation was represented by the President of the Civil Aviation Administration, Mr. Abdullah Nasser Turki Al-Subai, and Kazakhstan was represented by Chairman of the Civil Aviation Committee, Mr. Talgat Lastaev. Ambassador of […]

Qatar Airways Group welcomes industry leaders to 2019 Trinity Forum

Hundreds of airport and retail industry leaders from around the world gathered today in Doha for the first day of the 2019 Trinity Forum, which is jointly hosted by Qatar Airways, Hamad International Airport (HIA), and Qatar Duty Free (QDF) under the patronage of His Excellency Mr. Jassim Saif Ahmed Al-Sulaiti, Minister of Transport and […]

Hamad International Airport targets over 60 million passengers annually

Hamad International Airport (HIA) has revealed plans for its second expansion phase to an international audience of real estate investors at Cityscape Qatar, which is taking place from 22 to 24 October in Doha. The second phase of HIA’s expansion consists of Phase A and B. Phase A of the current expansion will comprise of […]

Qatar Airways and China Southern Airlines announce codeshare agreement

Qatar Airways is pleased to announce codeshare cooperation with China Southern Airlines starting from January 2020*. This codeshare agreement is the first step in the strengthening of cooperation between both airlines, since Qatar Airways acquired 5 per cent of China Southern Airlines in December 2018. This agreement will enable China Southern Airlines’ passengers to book […]

Qatar Airways announces direct flights to Osaka, Japan

Qatar Airways announced services to Osaka, Japan starting from 6 April 2020. The second largest metropolitan area of Japan, Osaka will be the airline’s third gateway into the country. Qatar Airways began direct services to Tokyo Narita in 2010 and launched its Tokyo Haneda service in 2014 from Doha’s Hamad International Airport (HIA). The flight […]

Qatar Airways: Direct flights to Luanda

Qatar Airways is pleased to announce the launch of its new service to Luanda, Angola, starting 29 March 2020. The service, which operates up to five-times weekly to the capital and largest city of Angola will be operated by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, featuring 22 seats in Business Class and 232 seats in Economy […]

Qatar Airways opens new office in Amman, Jordan

Qatar Airways opened its new offices in Amman, Jordan on Monday, 2 September 2019. The successful office opening celebration was attended by the Transport Minister of Jordan, His Excellency Eng. Anmar Khasawneh and Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker. The ceremony was also attended by several senior officials and VIPs, […]

Qatar Airways chief and Malaysian Prime Minister discuss key industry issues, upcoming Langkawi flights

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Akbar Al Baker, met with the Prime Minister of Malaysia and other senior government officials following the opening of the UNWTO World Tourism Conference in Kuala Lumpur. H.E. Mr. Al Baker took the opportunity to discuss several issues of mutual interest, including developments in the global aviation industry and Qatar […]

Centara and Al Bandary Sign Agreement for Two More Doha Hotels

Centara Hotels & Resorts, Thailand’s leading hospitality group, signed a hotel management agreement for two new hotels owned by Al Bandary Hotel Management LLC. The agreement represents the third and fourth Doha properties Centara will manage on behalf of Al Bandary, which also owns Centara West Bay Residences & Suites Doha, an upper upscale property that opened earlier this […]

Qatar capital’s roads turn blue to combat extreme heat

City administration of the capital of Qatar, Doha, began painting city roads in blue, as part of a pilot project to combat the effects of extreme heat. “The temperature of dark asphalt is 20 degrees Celsius higher than the actual temperature, because black attracts and radiates heat,” Doha city engineer said, reports to Ar Raya. […]

Qatar Airways renews partnership with Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club

Qatar Airways is pleased to announce that it has renewed its partnership with the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club (QREC) for a further three years. This partnership will enable Qatar Airways to continue its sponsorship of three prestigious horse racing events, HH The Amir Sword Festival in Qatar, Qatar Goodwood Festival in the United Kingdom […]

Qatar Airways named National Airline Partner of IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019

Qatar Airways is set to bring the world of athletics together in Doha after signing an agreement to become the National Airline Partner of the 17th IAAF World Athletics Championships, which takes place from 27 September to 6 October at the air-conditioned Khalifa International Stadium. Held in the region for the first time, the competition […]

Qatar Airways announces direct flights to Gaborone, Botswana

Qatar Airways announced the launch of its new service to Gaborone, Botswana, starting 27 October 2019. The capital and largest city of Botswana will be the airline’s first destination in the African country. The three-times weekly flights will be operated by an Airbus A350-900 aircraft, featuring 36 seats in Business Class and 247 seats in […]

Qatar Executive breaks world circumnavigation speed record on Gulfstream G650ER

Qatar Executive (QE), together with the One More Orbit team, has made history by beating the world circumnavigation speed record for any aircraft flying over the North and South poles, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. The QE Gulfstream G650ER departed Cape Canaveral, the home of NASA, on Tuesday […]

$1 billion order: Qatar Airways buys 18 Gulfstream aircraft

Qatar Airways announced a significant order for 18 Gulfstream aircraft during a ceremony at the White House on 9 July 2019 that was witnessed by His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, Amir of the State of Qatar and U.S. President Donald Trump. The order worth over $1 billion is for 14 Gulfstream G650ER and […]

The White House, Boeing, Qatar Airways, Iran Conspiracy explains why Trump loves the Amir of Qatar

In the presence of  U.S. President Donald Trump  and His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, Amir of the State of Qatar a signing ceremony between Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, and Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO, Mr. Kevin McAllister became centerstage of business and politics while Qatar […]

Qatar Airways and GE Aviation sign groundbreaking agreements

Qatar Airways and GE Aviation signed multiple agreements yesterday for GE engines. As part of the agreements, Qatar Airways selected the GEnx engine to power its 30 new Boeing 787-9 aircraft along with a TrueChoiceTM Flight Hour agreement to cover the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of the engines. Qatar Airways also signed a TrueChoiceTM […]

Qatar Airways: Fantastic week of accolades, inaugural flights and aircraft orders

Qatar Airways has wrapped up a fantastic week, concluding a successful appearance at the Paris Air Show 2019, the launch of inaugural flights to Davao, Philippines and Lisbon, Portugal plus breaking records at the 2019 Skytrax World Airline Awards and 2019 Passenger Experience Association’s (APEX) Passenger Choice Awards. Qatar Airways swept up honors at the […]

Qatar Airways wins four out of six 2019 APEX Passenger Choice Awards

Qatar Airways is thrilled to announce that it has won four out of six 2019 Airline Passenger Experience Association’s (APEX) Passenger Choice Awards, an all-time record for a single airline in a region. Qatar Airways was named ‘Best Overall Carrier in the Middle East’, ‘Best Cabin Service in the Middle East’, ‘Best Food & Beverage […]

Qatar Airways touches down in Lisbon for the first time

Qatar Airways’ first ever passenger flight to Portugal landed at Lisbon Airport on Monday 24 June 2019, as the airline adds to its rapidly expanding European network. Operated by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, flight QR343 was greeted with a water cannon salute on arrival. Present on board the inaugural flight to Lisbon was the […]

Qatar Executive expands its fleet with two state-of-the-art Gulfstream jets

Qatar Executive is pleased to confirm delivery of two new state-of-the-art Gulfstream jets providing even more passengers with a luxurious, unique and refined flying experience. The private jet charter division of Qatar Airways Group added one G650ER and one G500 aircraft to its fleet earlier this month, bringing the total number of Qatar Executive aircraft […]

Qatar Airways touches down in Davao, Philippines

The first Qatar Airways flight from Doha to Davao, Philippines, touched down today at Davao International Airport, where it was welcomed with a celebratory water cannon salute. Qatar Airways flight QR936 departed Hamad International Airport (HIA) on Tuesday, 18 June at 02.45 and landed in Davao at 17:20 local time. The Ambassador of the Philippines […]

Qatar Airways congratulates Ukraine as the winner of FIFA U-20 World Cup Poland 2019

Qatar Airways, an Official Partner and the Official Airline of FIFA, congratulates the winners of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Poland 2019 that saw Ukraine beat Korea Republic in a thrilling final match that took place in Lodz, Poland on Saturday 15 June 2019, with medals and individual player awards presented by Qatar Airways cabin […]

Qatar welcomes more visitors with new electronic visitor authorization system

Qatar Airways welcomes even more visitors from around the world to Qatar with the new electronic visitor authorization system, launched recently by Ministry of Interior of the State of Qatar and Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC). The new electronic visitor authorization system will enable residents of Qatar to invite family and relatives from around the […]

Qatar Aviation Services participated in the 32nd IATA Ground Handling Conference

Qatar Aviation Services (QAS), participated as a silver sponsor in the 32nd IATA Ground Handling Conference that took place in Madrid, Spain from. For the second consecutive year, QAS participated in what is widely recognised as the most prestigious event on the ground handling industry calendar, the IATA Ground Handling Conference (IGHC). QAS welcomed hundreds […]

Qatar Airways celebrates opening of FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019

Qatar Airways, the Official Partner and Official Airline of FIFA, was delighted and honoured to have played a full part in the much-anticipated celebrations at last night’s kick-off of the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™. Included amongst the many activities supported by the airline ahead of the first fixture between host France and Korea […]

Qatar Airways lands in Malta for the first time

Qatar Airways’ inaugural flight from Doha to Malta landed at Malta International Airport on Tuesday 4 June 2019, marking the launch of the airline’s newest gateway to Europe. Operated by an Airbus A320 aircraft, flight QR383 was welcomed with a celebratory water cannon salute upon arrival at the historic Mediterranean island’s international airport. This was […]

Qatar Airways recognized for its commitment to preventing illegal endangered wildlife trade

Qatar Airways is today celebrating becoming the world’s first airline to achieve a new industry standard for the prevention of illegal wildlife trafficking in aviation. The Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) Assessment was developed by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), as part of IEnvA – IATA’s environmental management and evaluation system for airlines – with […]

Sustainability Report published by Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways Group today published its Sustainability Report 18 (covering the period 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018), detailing its development and progress in this crucial area. The report highlights the airlines’ many achievements, despite the backdrop of the illegal blockade imposed on the State of Qatar by some of its neighbors on 5 […]

Qatar Airways inaugurates its third gateway to Morocco

Qatar Airways’ first flight from Doha to Rabat landed on Wednesday at Rabat–Salé Airport, marking the airline’s third gateway to Morocco. Qatar Airways flight QR 1463, operated by a Boeing 787, was welcomed by a celebratory water cannon salute upon arrival in the Moroccan capital. Present on board the inaugural flight to Rabat was Qatar […]

Qatar Airways’ Doha-Izmir flight marks the addition of airline’s seventh Turkish gateway

Qatar Airways’ first flight from Doha to Izmir landed today at Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport, marking the addition of airline’s seventh Turkish gateway. Qatar Airways flight QR 347, operated by an Airbus A320, was welcomed to Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport by a celebratory water cannon salute. The Turkish Ambassador to the State of Qatar, H.E. […]

Qatar Executive announces global expansion at EBACE

Qatar Executive, the private jet charter division of Qatar Airways Group, is celebrating 10 years of success at EBACE with the announcement of plans to open new offices in Shanghai, China; Moscow, Russia and London, United Kingdom later this year, as well as receiving two new additional certifications. The European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition […]

Qatar Airways and Qatar National Tourism Council partner for ‘Summer in Qatar’ program

Qatar Airways partnered with Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) to offer passengers up to 25 per cent discount on airfares for all flights to Doha as a final destination from more than 160 destinations worldwide on bookings up to 15 August, enabling customers to enjoy fun-filled ‘Summer in Qatar’ activities. Those arriving, departing or transiting […]

Opening: Grand Swiss-Belresort, Swiss-Belsuites, Swiss-Belboutique and Swiss-Belinn

Grand Swiss-Belresort (Bahrain), Swiss-Belsuites (Bahrain), Swiss-Belboutique (Kuwait) and Swiss-Belinn (Oman and Qatar) will be opening in the upcoming months. Laurent A. Voivenel, Senior Vice President, Operations and Development for the Middle East, Africa and India, Swiss-Belhotel International, stated, “We are very excited to introduce this year four new brands in the Middle East region from […]

Qatari tourism official: ‘No visas for enemies!’ Qatar’s government: ‘It’s not so!’

Doha will not grant visas to those it considers “enemies,” a Qatari tourism official said in reference to Egyptians seeking to enter the country. Akbar al-Baker said Qatar would not let Egyptians enter the country to take part in promotions that aimed to boost its tourism industry. “The visa will not be open for our […]

Qatar Airways launches ‘Quisine’

Qatar Airways has revealed a new Economy Class on-board experience branded ‘Quisine’, designed to further elevate customers’ dining experience when they travel with the award-winning airline. To begin their dining experience, passengers will now be presented with redesigned menu cards which will include a service timeline on all long-haul and ultra-long-haul flights, ensuring they can […]