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Qatar Airways abandons plan for Saudi domestic airline

Qatar Airways abandons plan for Saudi domestic airline

Speaking to Arabian Aerospace magazine Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker confirmed that the airline had quietly dropped plans to launch a new domestic airline, Al Maha Airways, in Saudi Arabia. “Yes I’m disappointed we were not able to launch

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Qatar Airways funds one A380

Qatar Airways funds one A380

Crédit Agricole CIB (CA-CIB), KfW IPEX-Bank and Credit Suisse have successfully closed a financing of a new Airbus A380-800 for Qatar Airways. The aircraft with MSN 193 was delivered on 16 December 2016 in Toulouse and is the seventh A380

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Qatar Airways adds daily A380 service to Melbourne

Qatar Airways adds daily A380 service to Melbourne

Qatar Airways has marked its seventh anniversary in Melbourne, Australia, by announcing plans to introduce its A380 aircraft to Melburnians from 30 June 2017 in order to meet rising passenger demand. The 517-seater A380 aircraft will increase Qatar Airways’ current

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Qatar Airways to launch eight new routes for 2017-18

Qatar Airways to launch eight new routes for 2017-18

Qatar Airways has announced eight more destinations for 2017-18, in addition to seven previously announced new cities for a total of 15 new gateways. Joining the Qatar Airways’ route network, which spans more than 150 destinations on six continents around

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Qatar Airways ups capacity on its Cape Town route

Qatar Airways ups capacity on its Cape Town route

Qatar Airways has increased daily capacity to Cape Town with the introduction of a Boeing 777, replacing the current 787 aircraft. This means an additional 158 seats per day to the city for passengers. UK travellers can fly with Qatar

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Qatar Airways orders 30 787-9s and 10 777-300ERs

Qatar Airways orders 30 787-9s and 10 777-300ERs

Qatar Airways has ordered 30 787-9s and 10 777-300ERs, valued at $11.7 billion at list prices. The airline also signed a Letter of Intent for up to 60 737 MAX 8s, valued at $6.9 billion at list prices. With this

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LATAM shareholder shake-up

LATAM shareholder shake-up

Following Qatar Airways acquisition of a 10% stake in LATAM Airlines Group, the existing controlling shareholders of the South American airline group, the Cueto Group, which owns 25%, and the Amaro Group, which holds 12%, have agreed to modify their

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Qatar Airways starts flying a380 to Sydney due to increase in passenger demand

Qatar Airways starts flying a380 to Sydney due to increase in passenger demand

Sydney has become Qatar Airways’ first destination in Australia to be served by its A380 aircraft. Following the route’s inauguration with the Boeing 777-300 on March 1, 2016, Qatar Airways has seen a steady growth in demand for its service

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Qatar Airways cancels two more A320neo orders

Qatar Airways cancels two more A320neo orders

Qatar Airways has cancelled two more A320neo orders due to claims the aircraft don’t meet the contractual obligations. Qatar Airways has now cancelled orders for three A320neos. Pratt & Whitney has denied the aircraft do not meet contractual obligations. Group

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Vueling codeshares with Qatar Airways

Vueling codeshares with Qatar Airways

Vueling Airlines and Qatar Airways have announced a codeshare partnership on 67 routes. The new partnership will allow seamless connectivity via the airlines’ common gateways of Barcelona El Prat and Rome Fiumicino. “Our new codeshare agreement with Vueling Airlines will

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