Qatar Airways ditches Oneworld's restrictive baggage rules
February 26, 2017
Qatar Airways is taking a welcome step back from the Oneworld alliance's traveller-unfriendly baggage rules for connecting flights.
From March 1, the Gulf airline will once again allow passengers to have checked baggage sent ahead from any Qatar Airways flight to any connecting flight on any Oneworld airline – even if those flights are booked on seperate tickets.
Qatar Airways gets award for on-board entertainment
February 25, 2017
Qatar Airways says its on-board entertainment platform Oryx One received an award at the fourth annual in-flight workshop and awards at Aircraft Interiors Middle East.
Issuing a statement, the airline said it received the award during the exhibition held on February 8-9 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The airline said it was recognized for offering a wide selection of content to enhance its global passenger’s journey. This is the second consecutive"...
Qatar Airways announces service to Yanbu and Tabuk - its ninth and tenth destinations in Saudi Arabia
February 24, 2017
Qatar Airways confirmed the start of its new services to Yanbu and Tabuk in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with three-weekly flights beginning 9 May for Yanbu and 19 June for Tabuk, with flights now on sale at qatarairways.com. The additional destinations take Qatar Airways’ total network connectivity within the Kingdom to 10 destinations, connecting travellers from Saudi Arabia to more than 150 worldwide destinations through the five-star rated Hamad International Airport in Doha. Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker said: “We have been steadily growing...
Qatar Airways, Qatar Executive offer exclusive fares for DJWE
February 22, 2017
QATAR Airways and Qatar Executive, both official sponsors of the Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition (DJWE), are offering passengers attending this year’s exhibition a special rate on Qatar Airways flights to Doha from within the GCC and onboard its luxurious private jets courtesy of Qatar Executive.
The annual luxury expo is being held this week until 25 February at the Doha Exhibition and Conference Centre (DECC) in the heart of Doha’s"...
Qatar Airways, Shangri-La host trade event in Riyadh
February 20, 2017
QATAR Airways was joined by Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts at a recent industry event in Riyadh, demonstrating how accessible luxury travel to the Far East and Europe is to travellers from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. With 140 flights a week from eight different locations within the Kingdom to the award-winning five-Star Hamad International Airport, Qatar Airways offers Saudi residents a memorable travel experience through a network of more than 150 destinations around the world, where travellers can experience Shangri-La Hotels"...
New aviation protectionism a threat to tourism growth
February 18, 2017
‘If Irungu [Irungu Nyakera, Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Transport] is allowed to utter such nonsense without challenge, then I no longer know right from wrong. Repeating baseless and unproven allegations that Emirates, Gulf Air, Qatar Airways, Etihad and others are strong because they are subsidised by their governments, is pure fiction. They are strong because they give first class service and connect the world through their hubs. Kenya Airways’ situation is not dire because of those airlines bringing"...
Qatar Airways clarifies “inappropriate” crew pictures in social media old and action taken
February 18, 2017
Qatar Airways yesterday published a clarification on some “inappropriate” pictures being circulated in the social media of one of its female cabin crew staff. The company issued a statement on its Arabic twitter account.
The airlines said that the images shared on social media are four years old of a staff, who was terminated following an investigation.
Qatar Airways to reveal new business-class seat
February 15, 2017
Qatar Airways is set to unveil its new business-class seat at ITB Berlin on March 8.
The Doha-based airline said it will reveal the new seat, along with plans for the year ahead, during a press conference on the opening day of ITB Berlin.
“This year’s ITB exhibition will be the location at which we will premier our much-anticipated new business-class product. As"...
Qatar Airways to Unveil new Business Class Seat
February 14, 2017
Qatar Airways is set to reveal the much-anticipated evolution to its multiple award-winning Business Class product at this year’s ITB Berlin exhibition, the world’s leading trade fair for the travel industry to be held in Berlin from 8 to 12 March 2017.
The airline will unveil a brand new Business Class seat in a world exclusive ceremony to be held on the opening day of the exhibition, 8 March 2017, followed by a press conference which is expected to draw more than 200 international media, which is set to further detail Qatar Airways’ plans for the year ahead.
Qatar Airways Drops Plans For Saudi Subsidiary Al Maha
February 11, 2017
Qatar Airways has ditched its plans to launch Al Maha, a domestic airline, in Saudi Arabia.
In an interview with Arabian Aerospace magazine, Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker announced the plans for the airline to have been dropped. 'Yes I'm disappointed we were not able to launch that airline. We hope we will have another opportunity,' Al Baker said in the interview.