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…

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…