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…

AirlineGeeks Year in Review: 2021

Undoubtedly, 2021 was another historic year for the aviation industry. On a global scale, airlines continued to fly through turbulent times as the Covid-19 pandemic dragged on and new variants arose. With vaccine availability increasing around the world, the industry slowly blossomed: countries loosened restrictions, opened borders and once again…

Alaska Airlines Expands Existing Codeshare with British Airways 

Alaska Airlines announced in a press release that it has enhanced its codeshare agreement with major European carrier and fellow oneworld alliance member British Airways. Tuesday’s announcement strengthens the carrier's long standing relationship by adding 16 additional markets. As the industry moves towards normalcy again and the airlines continue to…

Emirates Marks Return to Algeria

Just a year ago, the aviation industry was struggling through the wrath of the Covid-19 pandemic with airlines hardly able to publish schedules with most borders around the globe closed. The flight routes that were once so regular became paused and it began to feel like a struggle just to…

Opinion: Qatar Airways’ Privilege Club Has A Lot of Potential

As the pandemic hopefully turns a corner, it is time for airlines to really get back to competing with each other. One place they’re going to have to do that is with loyalty programs, which are and will continue to be useful tools to drive repeat customers and build brand…

Qatar Airways Backtracks on A380 Withdrawal, Cites A350 Issues

Qatar Airways has revealed that it will return at least five Airbus A380s to service from this November, a complete U-turn on the company's decision to permanently withdraw the fleet due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker informed Executive Traveller of the decision…

Qatar Airways Enhances Africa Presence With Two New Destinations

Qatar Airways is continuing to press its commitment to serving the African market as it announced on Sunday the launch of flights to two new destinations via a flight from its superhub in Doha to Lusaka, Zambia and onwards to neighbouring Harare, Zimbabwe. The airline has significantly grown its Africa…

Saudi Arabia Plans To Develop New Megacarrier

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been embarking on a modernization process that is aimed at upgrading all the infrastructure in the country to attract tourism and trade flows and develop local businesses. The country has recently introduced a new visa-free system to facilitate the influx of foreign visitors and…

Update: Qatar Denies Fifth Freedom Mexico City Routes

As international traffic is starting to show signs of a yet-sluggish recovery, airlines are doing their best to take advantage of opportunities available in the marketplace after the COVID-19 pandemic has produced a shake-up like never seen before in the airline industry. One of these companies is Qatar Airways, the…