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 Civil Aviation Authority Chooses Frequentis to Enhance its Airspace…

FIFA World Cup is around the corner and as preparations continue in Qatar, the state's Civil Aviation Authority (QCAA) has selected Frequentis to upgrade its existing voice communication system (VCS) and modernize its air traffic control towers. This is to help meet air traffic demand resulting from the World Cup…

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…

Emirates, Qatar Airways Push for New Nigerian National Carrier As…

Nigeria's much anticipated Nigeria Air will finally launch in 2023, according to the West African country's Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC). The office of the country's president officially agreed to the extended deadline, according to ICRC Director General Michael Ohiani. “I want to assure the Nigerian public that we are…

Opinion: A Look into Qatar Airways’ Adoption of Avios

Last year,  I wrote about how Qatar Airways has a lot of potential with its loyalty program. The carrier had made a number of positive changes to its loyalty program during a time when a lot of airlines were cutting back on benefits and subsequently devaluing their programs. Earlier this…

Oneworld Airline Alliance Purchases Sustainable Aviation Fuel

On Tuesday, The oneworld airline alliance announced their intentions to purchase 350 million gallons of blended sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) from renewable fuel company Aemetis, further strengthening their commitment to net-zero emissions by 2050. Eight members have signed the memorandum with Aemetis, with the option to allow additional alliance members…

Lufthansa Plans Airlift Services From Uzbekistan, Qatar

Lufthansa has announced it will begin supporting the German federal government with airlift services as a result of the instability in Afghanistan with special flight to Tashkent, Uzbekistan and Doha, Qatar. Within a few hours of the request by the German federal government, Lufthansa was able to organize itself to…

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…

Qatar Airways Ramps Up Operations in Africa

Qatar Airways is expanding its African reach, launching new routes to Zambia and Zimbabwe to its growing route network beginning August 6. The new service to Lusaka, Zambia and onwards to Harare, Zimbabwe is scheduled to be operated with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner and will connect passengers in Zambia and…