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Qatar Airways Overcomes Obstacles to Become Largest Passenger and Cargo Airline Globally

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 the illegal blockade that was imposed by its neighboring countries on June 5, 2017, continues to succeed by growing dramatically in the passenger and cargo market. Qatar Airways Group Chief…

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…

Qatar Airways Eyeing Stake in RwandAir

Two months after taking a 60 percent stake in the newly constructed Kigali's Bugesera International Airport in Rwanda, an airport that will accommodate 10 million passengers yearly, Qatar Airways is now negotiating for a 49 percent stake in RwandAir. This news was first announced by Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al-Baker…

Air Italy Reportedly on the Brink of Bankruptcy

Italian airline Air Italy could be fighting for its survival and to avoid an imminent grounding, according to reports by Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera. The carrier, 49 percent of which is owned by Qatar Airways, is expected to report a loss for 2019 superior to the 160 million euros…

Trip Report: Flying on a Qatar Airways 777-200LR from São…

Qatar Airways and its main hub Hamad International Airport recently announced an expansion to the airport that would increase its capacity in time for the 2022 World Cup and make it a destination without itself. En route to Doha, AirlineGeeks was invited by Qatar Airways to fly in its newest…

Qatar Airways Celebrates 10 Years of Houston Service

This past March marked the 10th anniversary of Qatar Airways' Doha-Houston route. The Middle Eastern carrier first commenced service to the Energy Capital of the World in March 2009, only its third route to the U.S. at the time. Qatar Airways launched the route to Houston during a time of…