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Qatar Airways ups stake in British Airways parent IAG to 25%

Qatar Airways increases its stake and now owns 25.1% of International Airlines Group (IAG), the parent company of multiple European carriers including British Airways and Iberia.   ...


Rytis Beresnevicius
BREAKING: Air Italy suspends operations from February 25

With the backing of Qatar Airways, the growth plans of Air Italy were very ambitious. However, the airline has reportedly hit a financial wall, which requires more cash to climb over to keep operating....


Rytis Beresnevicius
Air Italy in financial ruin: reports

While the plans to grow were more than ambitious when Air Italy announced its rebranding from Meridiana, the carrier has reportedly hit a wall: a shareholders meeting will decide the future of the airline....


Rytis Beresnevicius
Qatar Airways “negotiating” a stake in RwandAir: Al Baker

Akbar Al Baker has confirmed that Qatar Airways is in the process of negotiating to purchase a 49% stake in the national flag carrier of Rwanda, RwandAir. It would be the fifth airline investment during the past few years from Qatar Airways....


Rytis Beresnevicius
Qatar Airways, Malaysia Airlines tighten collaboration

Qatar Airways is expanding its presence in Malaysia: the newest codeshare agreement with the flag carrier of the country, Malaysia Airlines, will expand the route network of both carriers, as the Doha-based airline looks to explore new horizons....


Rytis Beresnevicius
Going places: where does Qatar Airways fly next? (Part II)

With the blockade pressing on, Qatar Airways still wants to grow. But where does it go next? Part two of the series about the situation of the Doha-based carrier:...


Rytis Beresnevicius
In-depth: Qatar Airways global expansion despite blockade

With the Saudi-led blockade continuing on since 2017, Qatar Airways has little room to wiggle. Yet the airline, in part, needs to grow, with a global mega-event and Doha's Hamad International Airport (DOH) expansion coming up. So, despite the blockade, what moves has Qatar Airways done?...


Qatar turns to LEAP engines, places $4B order for Airbus A321neos
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Qatar turns to LEAP engines, places $4B order for Airbus A321neos

Qatar Airways has chosen CFM International LEAP-1A engines to power its new fleet of 50 Airbus A321neo family aircraft in a deal valued at 4$ billion including service contracts. The airline has placed the largest A321neo order in the Middle East....


AeroTime Team
Walsh: Qatar Airways, American Airlines relationship is fun

The relationship between American Airlines and Qatar Airways is “fun‘, says William Walsh, CEO and Executive Director of International Airlines Group (IAG). ...


Rytis Beresnevicius
Qatar Airways confirms partnership with IndiGo

After several years of trying, Qatar Airways finally inked a partnership agreement with IndiGo. The agreement "will be just the first step in strengthening our relationship", said Qatar Airways' CEO, Al Baker....