Two weeks ago, AirlineGeeks traveled to Doha, Qatar, for the 31st Annual IATA International Ground Handling Conference. This year’s conference, the first one to take place in the Middle East, was being hosted by Qatar
On Monday, the 31st IATA Ground Handling Conference (IGHC) officially began at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Doha, Qatar. The conference started with the playing of the Qatari national anthem. Among those in attendance was
Sunday night marked the unofficial first day of the IATA’s Ground Handling Conference (IGHC), held annually in a different city every year. This year, the city of Doha, Qatar was chosen as the designated city
Despite the ongoing dispute between the big three airlines of Gulf nations in the Middle East and the U.S. airlines regarding the Open Skies agreement and the issue of government subsidies, Qatar Airways has announced
As the Gulf carriers continue to grow their fleets and expand their route networks, U.S. carriers continue to pursue their agendas in reversing the Open Skies agreement between the United States and the United Arab
After a fantastic A350-1000 delivery gala dinner Tuesday night at the Airbus Delivery Center in Toulouse, AirlineGeeks was also invited to join Qatar Airways on the ferry flight to Doha for the very first Airbus
Qatar Airways was once again the launch customer for the newest variant of the Airbus A350 on Tuesday. After being the first customer to receive the Airbus A350-900 in January 2015, the CEO was determined
The Italian aviation market continues to provide headlines as it was announced on Monday that Sardinian-based carrier Meridiana would be rebranded as Air Italy with fleet expansion plans and a base at Milan Malpensa. The
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is expected to announce tomorrow an agreement with Doha-based Qatar Airways in an attempt to resolve the ongoing dispute between the three U.S. legacy carriers and the gulf carriers.
Doha-based Qatar Airways has announced that it has entered in to a codeshare agreement with LATAM. This move has come as Qatar Airways plans to expand its South American route network and connectivity for its
When word got out earlier this week that the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, Yemen and the Maldives were cutting diplomatic ties with Qatar, many in the Middle East went into a panic.
Cardiff Airport has announced that Doha-based carrier Qatar Airways will launch a new UK service to Doha from the Welsh city. The flights are due to start in 2018 and information regarding flight scheduling and
In an effort to compete with Emirates and Etihad within India, Doha-based Qatar Airways has been eyeing a large expansion by creating a new domestic airline within the Indian market. Last month, Qatar Airways CEO
To celebrate its twentieth anniversary, Doha-based Qatar Airways has announced some sizable upgrades to their passenger experience. Qatar has released a new business class cabin which has raised the bar from previous standards. The new
Doha-based Qatar Airways will be operating the world’s longest scheduled passenger flight between Doha and Auckland. This new route will surpass Emirates’ Dubai to Auckland route, which currently holds the title. Qatar’s newest route is
Doha-based Qatar Airways has announced an aircraft upgrade from the Boeing B777-300ER to the Airbus A380 on their Doha-Sydney route. This will be Qatar’s first Australian destination to be served by the Airbus A380 aircraft.
This May I had the unique opportunity to travel onboard Qatar Airways’ Airbus A350 aircraft. With it being the newest aircraft in Qatar’s fleet, I was more than looking forward to the opportunity to travel