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U.S. Airlines and Qatar Airways Meet with President Trump to Pursue Stronger Deal

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 Airways of illegally receiving subsidies to bolster its bottom line and prop up unprofitable services, which the airlines claim represents unfair business practices by making it impossible for fair competition.…

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…

Qatar Airways Celebrates 10 Years of New York Service

Qatar Airways celebrated an anniversary this past November, marking 10-years of the airline serving New York City via John F. Kennedy International Airport. Celebrating the important milestone in style, Qatar held a private gala on Thursday at New York City’s Cipriani featuring performer Alicia Keys. The airline has strong reason…

Qatar Airways Inks Interline Agreement with Massachusetts’ Cape Air

Qatar Airways has entered into an interline partnership with Massachusetts-based Cape Air, following alongside its American codeshare partner JetBlue Airways. Known for its regional service throughout the Northeastern United States, Cape Air operates a fleet of turboprop Cessna 402C aircraft to destinations such as Martha’s Vineyard, Mass.; Lebanon, N.H. and…

Analysis: Qatar’s Aircraft Shortage is Causing Growing Pains

Qatar Airways continues to face struggles hampering their ambitious growth plans. In mid-2017, four countries suddenly cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, announcing all travel into and out of Qatar would be shut down indefinitely. Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates took those drastic measures as Libya, the Maldives, and…