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A Qatar Airways Boeing 777-200LR (Photo: Hisham Qadri)

Qatar Airways to Launch World’s Longest Scheduled Flight on Sunday

Doha-based Qatar Airways will be operating the world's longest scheduled passenger flight between Doha and Auckland. This new route will surpass Emirates' Dubai to Auckland route, which currently holds the title. Qatar's newest route is scheduled for a flight time of 16 hours and 20 minutes, which beats the Emirates flight by only 208 miles or approximately 15 minutes. The 9,032 mile trip will begin in Doha at 5:10 a.m. local time, arriving in Auckland at 7:30 a.m. local time…

Qatar, Boeing Announce Historic Aircraft Order

This morning, Qatar Airways and Boeing announced an order for 30 787-9 Dreamliners, 10 777-300ERs, and a letter of intent for 60 737 MAX-8s. The sizable order is valued at $11.7 billion. As part of the order, Qatar Airways also signed a letter of intent for 60 737 MAX 8s,…

Qatar Expands Sydney Success With A380 Flight

Doha-based Qatar Airways has announced an aircraft upgrade from the Boeing B777-300ER to the Airbus A380 on their Doha-Sydney route. This will be Qatar's first Australian destination to be served by the Airbus A380 aircraft. Though it appears to be a move based on quick success, the airline launched the Doha-Sydney…

20 Hours in Doha: Transiting at Hamad International Airport

This May I had the unique opportunity to travel onboard Qatar Airways' Airbus A350 aircraft. With it being the newest aircraft in Qatar's fleet, I was more than looking forward to the opportunity to travel with the airline, as well as visit their new airport, Hamad International. This portion of…

PHOTO TOUR: Qatar Airways Marks Latest Route: Atlanta to Doha

After much anticipation, Qatar Airways' Airbus A380 landed at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, the latest route in the airline’s massive international expansion. “The Qatar Airways A380 provides a memorable experience for our passengers, with a spacious double decker layout, refined finishings, customized interiors and convenient design,” stated Qatar’s CEO,…

ANALYSIS: Why American Airlines Should Further Align with Qatar

Over the past several years, competition has been heating up between American carriers and their rivals overseas. One unique spotlight has been American Airlines, who while has gone on record decrying that Etihad, Emirates, and Qatar all operate as government subsidized airlines, has formed significant partnerships with both Etihad and…

TRIP REPORT: Qatar Airways’ New A380 to London

Flight: QR 003 Route: DOH✈︎ LHR Flight Time: 7:45 a.m. Aircraft: A380-800 Service Class: Economy For all the trip reports about A380s that I have read, I have noticed few about Qatar’s A380. I knew a bit about what to expect since I was flying in economy for this one,…

Qatar Airways Announces Sizable Expansion to the U.S.

Just this morning, Qatar Airways has announced it will continue with its rapid expansion, adding Atlanta, Boston and Los Angeles to its route map by 2016. Once all three routes are added, Qatar will serve 10 destinations in the US, furthering its reach as it attempts to compete with both…

The Near Future of the Airbus A350

As of now, only four airlines have released details about their A350 aircraft: Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Qatar Airways and Vietnam Airlines.  Qatar has already commenced A350 operations, while Cathay Pacific,  Finnair and Vietnam Airlines are still awaiting delivery of their A350 aircraft. [caption id="attachment_1401" align="alignright" width="300"] Finnair A350 Economy Class…

Etihad Airways Continues It’s Unique Growth Strategy of Co-Ventures

While many have watched in recent years how the Middle Eastern carriers, including Etihad Airways, Emirates Airlines, and Qatar Airways have grown dramatically, Etihad has pursued and succeeded in a unique growth strategy of co-ventures around the world. Founded in July 2003 by the government of the United Arab Emirates,…