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My seat for the GRU-DOH flight. The comfort impressed me at first sight. (Photo: AirlineGeeks

Trip Report: Flying on a Qatar Airways 777-200LR from São Paulo to Doha in Qsuites

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 product, Qsuites, in business class. The only South American route Qatar Airways operates, Doha-São Paulo - with a tag-on to Buenos Aires - is operated by the Boeing 777-200LR. As…

Doha’s Hamad International Airport Unveils Ambitious Expansion Plan

Connecting the world with Qatar, Hamad International Airport has served as the primary gateway to Doha for the past five years. Home to its largest carrier and Qatar's national airline, Qatar Airways, the airport has seen rapid growth since its opening as both the entry and exit point to Qatar…

Reports: Qatar Airways To Purchase Stake in TAAG Angola Airlines

Qatar Airways, the state-owned airline of Qatar, is interested in acquiring a 39 percent stake of the also state-owned TAAG - Linhas Aéreas de Angola, from the sub-Saharan nation of Angola according to information published by Novo Jornal in Angola. Though 39 percent would not grant to Qatar the position…

U.S. Airlines and Qatar Airways Meet with President Trump to…

Executives from America's largest airlines met with President Trump and Vice President Pence on Thursday in Washington D.C. with the hopes of encouraging a more substantial deal governing the behavior of the Middle Eastern Gulf carriers, according to Fox Business. The meeting came as the U.S. carriers had accused Qatar…

Boeing and Qatar Airways Finalize 777F Order

Qatar Airways finalized an order for five Boeing 777 freighters at a ceremony in held at the White House in Washington, D.C. President Trump was on hand to witness the parties sign the agreement. with both Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar and Akbar Al Baker,…

Qatar Airways Begins New A350-1000 Service to Dallas/Fort Worth

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport became the second in the U.S. to receive Airbus A350-1000 service as Qatar Airways flight 729 touched down at 3:15 p.m. June 1. Just an hour later, Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport became the third, as Qatar's seventh A350-1000 landed in south Texas for the…

Qatar Airways Looks to Take Further Hold of India Market

Just over a month ago, India's Jet Airways ceased all flights after running out of the funds necessary to continue operating. That shutdown had effects across the airline's route network. While that network did include destinations as far as North America and various others across Europe, a seemingly disproportionate amount…

Qatar Airways Receives 250th Aircraft

Last week, an A350-900 was ferried from Airbus' facilities in Toulouse, France to Qatar Airways' home in Doha, representing the 250th aircraft to be delivered to the Qatari flag carrier. Just a few planes down, All Nippon Airways was receiving its first Airbus A380 from Airbus. Qatar CEO Akbar Al…

Qatar Airways Schedules A350-1000 XWB on Aircraft’s Third U.S. Route

Qatar Airways is expanding its Airbus A350-1000 operation, sending its newest aircraft to Dallas for the summer 2019 season, according to Routes Online. Slated to join the route on July 1, 2019, the aircraft will serve Dallas until Oct. 26, 2019, the end of the summer season as specified by…

U.S. Airlines Reignite Concerns with Qatar Airways over Air Italy…

Qatar Airways is hitting back at allegations that they are subsidizing Air Italy by providing ‘free’ aircraft and engaging in anti-competitive practices. The Financial Times reported the allegations by incoming U.S. House of Representatives Transportation Committee chairman Peter DeFazio and his concerns that the Qatari airline was undertaking strategies to…