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The three Qatar Airways 777 Freighters lined up at Paine Field. (Photo: Boeing)

Qatar Airways Welcomes Trio of 777 Freighters

The travel demand slump in the airline industry is continuing into the new year as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. While airlines observe a slight rise due to the holiday season, the gains are small, marginal and temporary. Air travel demand levels are not expected to return to pre-COVID-19 levels for quite some time. With weak passenger load factors, airlines can shift their operations accordingly, to focus on transporting cargo and freight. On New Years Day, Qatar Airways welcomed…

Qatar Airways, China Southern Launch Codeshare

Qatar Airways has announced that the first stage of a codeshare cooperation with China Southern Airlines has begun with the Chinese carrier placing its code on Qatar Airways flights between Guangzhou and Doha. Flights started on Dec. 27 and are currently for sale. The codeshare partnership brings more travel opportunities…

Qantas Set to Form a Joint Business Agreement With Japan…

Following the drastic reduction in the number of passengers flying this year, many airlines are seeking new ways to attract travelers on board in time for next summer. Australian flag-carrier Qantas is negotiating with Japan Airlines to increase travel between Australia and Japan by a new “joint business." The two…

Qatar Airways Plans Flights to Seattle, Partners with Alaska Airlines

Qatar Airways is set to launch yet another route to the United States with the start of service from Doha, Qatar to Seattle. Service will begin on March 15, 2021 using the Airbus A350-900 and is expected to operate four times a week. The flights will depart Doha at 8:00…

Qatar Airways Adds Additional Flights to the U.S.

Qatar Airways is continuing to find opportunities during the pandemic by filling in gaps left by other airlines to help people get where they need to go. The carrier has consistently flown through the pandemic and has placed a high priority on reinstating flights that were dropped earlier in the…

Qatar Airways Christens Second Runway at Berlin Brandenburg Airport

On Nov. 4, Qatar Airways marked the official opening of the second runway at Berlin Brandenburg Airport, bringing runway 25L online at the airport, which opened last weekend. The arrival onto runway 25L by the Qatar Airbus A350-900 WXB — registered A7-AMF — at 9:50 a.m. was then greeted by a…

Qatar Airways and Airlink Announce Interline Agreement

Qatar Airways continues to expand its African outreach, now offering over 60 weekly flights to 15 destinations across the continent. The Doha-based carrier has signed an interline agreement with Johannesburg based Airlink Ltd, which will further enable Qatar Airways to increase its presence in the South African region. The agreement…

Qatar Airways Launches San Francisco Flights

As many airlines across the world cancel long-haul flying due to low demand, Qatar Airways has decided to launch a new long-haul flight to the United States. The Doha-based carrier announced its intentions to start yet another flight this year, further expanding its global network.  Qatar Airways announced that it…

Rwandair No Longer Moving Forward With Its Fleet Expansion

RwandAir is no longer considering, for now, its earlier fleet growth plan of two Airbus A330neos and two Boeing 737 Max orders that it had made via lessors. This is a major move for the African operator, re-evaluating its growth plan and re-aligning its ideas with that of Qatar Airways…

Qatar Airways Bets on Rwanda’s Newest Airport, National Carrier

Even as the pandemic continues to shake the industry to its core, construction of Rwanda's largest airport, Bugesera International Airport, is still on course, and the airport is expected to open for business in 2022. The new airport's construction of the new airport was prepared in 2010 and only got…