Qatar Airways Unveils New Business Class Product

Qatar Airways has unveiled its new business class seats at the ITB Berlin travel trade fair. The Qsuite is the result of 3 years of development by the airline and is intended to bring a new level of luxury to business class flying, incorporating features previously seen only in first class cabins.   Finished in … Continue reading

Gulf Carriers Focus On North America

The big 3 Gulf carriers – Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways- have reaffirmed their focus on the North American market. Amid lobbying from rivals American Airlines, Delta Airlines and United Airlines against US expansion by the Middle Eastern airlines, all 3 are moving ahead with introducing new destinations and deploying their flagship products.   … Continue reading

Airbus A350 Enters Service With Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways and Airbus celebrated a milestone today with the first commercial flight of the new A350-900XWB jet. The Oneworld member airline’s flight QR 067 departed Doha at 0749 hrs, arriving in Frankfurt at 1220 hrs where she was greeted by airport officials, company executives and aviation enthusiasts.   Prior to departure, inaugural celebrations were … Continue reading

Qatar Airways Welcomes First Airbus A380s

Qatar Airways has welcomed the Airbus A380 to its fast growing fleet, with its first double-deck jet touching down at Hamad International Airport following a delivery ceremony at Airbus’ Hamburg factory. The arrival will finally see the Doha-based airline join the list of operators for the aircraft, following months of delays attributed to the quality … Continue reading

Oman Air To Grow In Far East With Jakarta, Manila Flights

Oman Air is embarking on growth in the Far East with the announcement of plans to launch services to Jakarta and Manila from December 2014. The Muscat-based carrier is set to receive the first of 24 new aircraft on-order, boosting its flight operations and ambitions to become a significant player in the competitive Gulf region. … Continue reading