IndiGo Works to Globalize Before Introduction of A321XLR

India’s largest airline, IndiGo has received the go-ahead from the aviation watchdog of India, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to wet lease two Boeing 777-300ERs from Turkish Airlines for a period of six months, with the option to extend for another six months. The pilots and the crew…

How Qatar Airways is Embracing the FIFA World Cup Onboard

Qatar Airways is in the process of fully incorporating and highlighting the 2022 FIFA World Cup into its in-flight services. The 2022 FIFA World Cup will be held in Qatar starting next month. Passengers will see planes in a special FIFA livery and will be able to stream many of…

Qatar Airways Wins the “Airline of the Year” Award by…

Skytrax, a British civil aviation research company founded in 1989, is responsible for compiling special rankings devoted to airlines and airports to help travelers choose the airline best suited to their needs. Each year since 1999, it has introduced the Skytrax World Airline Awards, conducting international surveys to identify the…

Airbus Cancels Remainder of Qatar A350 Order as Dispute Continues

 French aircraft manufacturer Airbus has canceled the remainder of Qatar Airways A350 orders following a dispute over what Qatari regulators claim is premature surface damage.  Qatari regulators grounded nearly half of Qatar’s A350 fleet consisting of both the -900 and -1000 variants. The airline was the first to fly the…

The 78th IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) Begins in Doha

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is an event, organized by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), that provides an opportunity for IATA members, as well as major players in the international civil aviation industry, to meet, network, and discuss emerging issues in civil aviation. Two years ago the event was…

Qatar Airways, American Grow Partnership Following New JFK-Doha Service

American Airlines started regular service to Doha from New York this past weekend. The flight will operate daily with a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. This marks the first time the airline is flying to Doha and its latest service to the Middle East along with Delhi and Tel Aviv. American has…

Qatar Airways Announces World Cup ‘Tie Up’ With Gulf Carriers

The 2022 FIFA World Cup football tournament in Qatar is less than six months away and airlines in the region have announced increased services to accommodate the demand for the event. This is the first time that the World Cup has been held in the Middle East and it is…

Qatar Airways Launches Qverse, Steps into Metaverse Realm

The Metaverse — an immersive world combining virtual reality and augmented reality — is where users are represented by avatars and roam virtual spaces. The virtual spaces are being built as an alternative digital world where consumers can interact and even own digital products. The internet opened up a vast…

Qatar Airways Becomes Launch Customer for Boeing 777X Freighter

Since June 2021, what was initially thought to be a relatively small dispute between Airbus and Qatar Airways has evolved into a massive legal dispute.  Signs of the rift between the two parties gave rise due to the surface pain issues on the airline's flagship Airbus A350s for both the…