Qatar Airways could keep its A380 grounded for two more years

Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways CEO, said a return to service of the Airbus A380 would be unlikely for at least two years, as he did not expect demand to recover in that timeframe....


Qatar Airways Al Baker predicts more airline collapses “soon”

Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker seems less-than-optimistic for the airline sector as he expects more bailouts and bankruptcies in the near future....


Qatar Airways bets on Boeing 787s & Airbus A350XWBs

Qatar Airways appears to be seriously betting on its Airbus A350 and Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleets for long-haul operations. The air carrier has highlighted the modernity and sustainability of the aircraft type versus other aircraft types, namely the Airbus A380, when announcing the resumption of flights to three destinations in South Africa on October 1, 2020....


Qatar Airways, Etihad Cargo to compete for COVID-19 vaccine?

Middle East cargo airlines are about to fight in a battle for COVID-19 vaccine delivery in the near future. On the same day of September 28, 2020, Etihad Cargo as well as Qatar Airways Cargo both announced launching new products and signing agreements related to the coming COVID-19 vaccine delivery flood.  ...


Heavy losses weaken Qatar Airways: state to inject $2 billion

Qatar Airways announced it will receive $2 billion (RM8.3 billion) in state aid after suffering significant annual losses in the financial year 2019-2020. However, in exchange for financial help, the airline will issue 730 million shares to the government....


Qatar Airways expands its network with new flights to Accra

Gulf carrier Qatar Airways continues to expand in Africa with new flights set to commence to Accra, Ghana....


British Airways parent strives to raise €2.75 billion

British Airways owner International Airlines Group (IAG) has placed new shares to prop up the group’s shrinking balance sheet. The company  expects to raise €2.75 billion through a heavily discounted capital increase....


Boeing agrees to extend 777X deliveries for Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways confirmed it would be taking all 60 Boeing 777X aircraft that it has on order, but later than initially planned. ...


Qatar Airways delays Airbus deliveries, still talking with Boeing

Qatar Airways reached an agreement with Airbus to defer deliveries of the airplanes it has on order. Meanwhile, the carrier is still negotiating with Boeing, especially regarding the future of its 737 MAX order....


Emirates, Etihad and Qatar: graphing return to normality

Big three of the Middle East – Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways – are amongst the best known airlines in the world and amongst the biggest rivals. COVID-19 epidemic only exemplified this rivalry, as each airline strived to announce a return to their pre-pandemic destinations. But how did their efforts fare against each other?  ...