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A Qatar Airways A350-900 pushing back for its next flight in Zurich. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

Qatar Airways Announces New North America Route as Industry Shows Signs of Recovery

Qatar Airways has announced today that it will be flying between Doha and Toronto as of July 4. Flights will operate four times a week using the airline’s Airbus A350-900s. In a statement, Qatar Airways CEO said: “Qatar Airways has never stopped operating to Canada throughout this crisis and we are pleased to be able to further strengthen our support to the people of Canada with the addition of these three weekly scheduled flights to Toronto.” Toronto is set to…

Qatar Airways Outlines Fleet Renewal Plan, Set to Retire 777-300ER…

Qatar Airways has announced its plan to retire and replace many of its existing aircraft in the coming years. Different fleet types will leave Qatar’s fleet in favor of newer, more efficient and exclusive aircraft and products from this year through 2028. The airline’s announcement was led by a plan…

Qatar Airways Continues to Commit to U.S. Through Flight Resumptions

Qatar Airways aims to continue its commitment to operating flights in the U.S. market, even during the current, unprecedented crisis. The national carrier of Qatar is currently the only Gulf carrier to maintain flights to the U.S. out of Chicago and Dallas/Fort Worth. The airline will reaffirm its commitment to…

Airbus Threatens to Sue Airlines Following Calls to Defer Deliveries

Airbus does not appear poised to retreat from an escalating dispute with the airlines over outstanding aircraft orders, as the European aircraft manufacturer announced this week that taking legal action will be the last resort if the airlines do not compromise. Guillaume Faury, the chief executive officer of European aerospace…

Qatar Airways Overcomes Obstacles to Become Largest Passenger and Cargo…

When faced with adversity, it can be challenging to overcome the obstacles and show resilience. However, it can be very rewarding when someone manages to outline a plan to resolve the adversity they face, for example, the current circumstances with Qatar Airways.  The airline, despite the current global pandemic and…

Qatar Airways Gives Away 100,000 Tickets to Healthcare Workers While…

Qatar Airways has announced its own task of giving back to those on the medical frontline facing the COVID-19 crisis with the thought of a getaway once travel becomes common again. The airline will give away 100,000 free flights to those who qualify with those wishing to enter the giveaway…

Qatar Airways Plans to Reduce Fleet by 25 Percent

Air travel has been greatly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic and aircraft are gradually becoming airborne again after months of hiatus and uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 crisis. Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker may share the same idea but he is a little skeptical that air travel will take…

Australia Contracts 15 Carriers to Keep Goods Moving

In hopes of keeping some industries afloat, the Australian government has created the International Freight Assistance Mechanism in hopes of keeping some trade routes open for those seeking high demand, limited lifespan items. The project has been agreed upon by Hon Michael McCormack MP, Minister of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional…

Qatar Airways Begins Codeshare Agreement with Bulgaria Air

Qatar Airways is nnouncing a codeshare agreement with Bulgaria Air that will allow the Bulgaria national carrier to offer a range of flights to Africa, the Middle East as well as in Asia. Qatar Airways, on the other hand, will be able to access new destinations in Bulgaria with the…

Qatar Airways Increases Stake in IAG to Over 25 Percent

Qatar Airways has increased its stake in International Airlines Group (IAG) from 21.4 percent to 25.1 percent with a $600m buy-up. The move comes a little over a week after Air Italy which Qatar Airways had a 49 percent stake in ceased operations. In announcing the increased shareholding Qatar Airways…