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Qatar Airways says no new planes in 2020 or 2021

Jun 18, 2020 - 9:50 PM

Qatar Airways says it already notified both Boeing and Airbus of its decision

QATAR AIRWAYS. A cargo plane of the airline. Photo from Shutterstock

Qatar Airways warns of 'substantial' job losses

May 06, 2020 - 9:45 AM

'The truth is, we simply cannot sustain the current staff numbers,' Qatar Airways CEO Akbar al-Baker writes in a memo to cabin crew

QATAR AIRWAYS. A cargo plane of the airline. Photo from Shutterstock

Qatar flies to the rescue, winning plaudits as virus halts aviation

Apr 16, 2020 - 10:50 AM

While Qatar Airways is only operating 35% of its normal services, it has used spare capacity to carry 17,000 people on special charter services for countries with stranded citizens

QATAR AIRWAYS. This file photo taken on March 21, 2017, shows a Qatar Airways plane coming in for a landing at the Los Angeles International Airport in California. File photo by Frederick J Brown/AFP

Qatar Airways to launch Doha-Davao route on June 18

Jun 09, 2019 - 11:59 PM

Qatar Airways will fly from Doha to Davao City once a week beginning June 18

LAX LANDING. This file photo taken on March 21, 2017 shows a Qatar Airways aircraft, flight 739 from Doha, coming in for a landing at Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, California. Frederick J Brown/AFP

Qatar Airways buys 5% stake in China Southern Airlines

Jan 02, 2019 - 11:15 PM

The deal is part of Qatar Airways' strategy to 'invest in the strongest airlines around the world'

QATAR AIRWAYS. A visitor walks past a likeness of a Qatar Airways Airbus A-380 at the International Tourism Trade Fair in Berlin on March 7, 2018. Photo by John Macdougall/AFP

Qatar Airways includes Davao, Cebu in its 2018-2019 expansion

Mar 08, 2018 - 7:06 PM

The Cebu and Davao flights are part of the new destinations detailed, apart from other Southeast Asian destinations: Langkawi in Malaysia and Da Nang in Vietnam. More frequent flights to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam will also be mounted.

QATAR AIRWAYS. A visitor walks past a likeness of a Qatar Airways Airbus A-380 at the International Tourism Trade Fair (ITB, Internationale Tourismusboerse) in Berlin during the fair's opening day on March 7, 2018. Photo by John Macdougall/AFP

Angry woman discovers husband's affair mid-flight, forces emergency landing

Nov 07, 2017 - 5:20 PM

As her husband slept, she used his hand to unlock his fingerprint-protected phone, revealing the alleged affair in all its sordid detail

EMERGENCY LANDING. A Qatar airways flight gets diverted over a mid-flight marital spat.

Qatar Airways says flights now exempt from U.S. laptop ban

Jul 06, 2017 - 2:57 PM

It is the latest carrier to meet new rules imposed by Washington in March for direct flights from 10 airports in Turkey the Middle East and North Africa

A Qatar Airways plane lands at the Hamad International Airport in the Qatari capital Doha on June 12, 2017. Karim Jaafar/AFP

Gulf crisis threatens Qatar Airways transit business – experts

Jun 12, 2017 - 11:10 AM

Qatar Airways has made Doha a global hub in just a few years but barring it from Gulf states airspace threatens its position as a major transcontinental carrier

LAX LANDING. This file photo taken on March 21, 2017 shows a Qatar Airways aircraft, flight 739 from Doha, coming in for a landing at Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, California. Frederick J Brown/AFP

Qatar flight ban begins, first efforts seen to resolve crisis

Jun 06, 2017 - 6:15 PM

Doha s Hamad International Airport was virtually deserted early on Tuesday June 6 More than 30 flights were shown cancelled on airport television screens and the departures hall was eerily quiet

QATAR FLIGHTS. In this file photo, passengers walk at a terminal upon their arrival at the new Hamad International Airport on April 30, 2014 in Doha. File photo by Al-Watan Doha/Karim Jaafar/AFP

Qatar Airways to increase Manila-Doha flights

Jun 01, 2017 - 7:55 PM

The Philippine Department of Transportation has one condition for Qatar Airways: eventually have flights from Davao City

AMENDMENTS. The new MOU increases the traffic rights between Manila and Doha to 18 flights per week for the current 14 for the designated airlines of each country

AS dan Inggris larang penumpang maskapai dari Timur Tengah bawa laptop ke dalam kabin

Mar 22, 2017 - 6:10 PM

Aturan itu akan berlaku hingga tanggal 14 Oktober

MENDARAT DI LAX. Sebuah pesawat maskapai Emirates dengan nomor penerbangan 215 dari Dubai mendarat di Bandara Internasional Los Angeles (LAX) pada 21 Maret. Foto oleh Frederic J. Brown/AFP

U.S., Britain ban laptops on flights from Turkey, Arab world

Mar 21, 2017 - 8:57 AM

3rd UPDATE Laptops tablets and portable game consoles are affected by the ban but they may still be stowed in the hold in checked baggage

LAX ARRIVAL. An Emirates Airlines aircraft, flight 215 from Dubai, comes in for a landing at Los Angeles International Airport on March 21, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Frederic J. Brown/AFP

Qatar Airways to help boost Clark airport traffic

Oct 26, 2016 - 1:54 PM

Qatar Airways looks to expand its market by developing leisure business and corporate traffic to Europe the US and the Gulf countries

FOOT TRAFFIC. Qatar Airways Country Manager Paolo Pausini (2nd from right) and officials of the Clark International Airport Corporation met yesterday to discuss collaborative efforts to market the Clark airport and Qatar Airways to increase passengers to include leisure, business, and corporate travelers for Qatar's network of destinations in Europe, the USA and the Gulf countries. Photo from Department of Transportation

Dead baby found in Qatar Airways plane toilet

Oct 10, 2016 - 5:42 PM

It is unclear whether the woman gave birth on board the flight or if the body of the baby was somehow brought on board

FOUND IN TOILET. A dead newborn was found in a toilet of a Qatar airways flight to Jakarta.

Qatar Airways profit jumps threefold

Jul 12, 2016 - 2:55 PM

The Gulf state s national carrier posts a massive 335 increase in its net profit for the year ending March 31

epa04538092 The first Airbus A350 XWB taxis during during a delivery ceremony to Qatar Airways in Colomiers, Southern France France, 22 December 2014. Airbus delivered its first A350 jetliner to Qatar Airways, the European aircraft manufacturer's answer to US rival Boeing's 787 Dreamliner. The twin-engine, wide-body jet was created to wrest market share away from Boeing in the lucrative long-haul market. A typical three-class configuration seats 369 passengers and can travel 14,800 kilometres. EPA/GUILLAUME HORCAJUELO EPA/STR

PAL expects profitable 2015 even as lean season sets in

Aug 27, 2015 - 5:55 PM

PAL also further clarifies its position on the PH UAE air talks

CHARTING A COURSE. PAL President Jaime Bautista (enter) leads the airline management's team in explaining PAL's plans for the rest of 2015. Photo by Chris Schnabel / Rappler

MacroAsia spending over P820 million for expansion

Jul 18, 2015 - 12:43 PM

While MacroAsia sees the continued growth of its maintenance repair overhaul and ground handling businesses this year it looks at 2015 with guarded optimism

EXPANSION PLANS. MicroAsia Corporation plans to spend around P850 million for three years to finance its expansion plans. Photos from macroasiacorp.com

Man held over bomb threat as RAF escorts jet to UK airport

Aug 05, 2014 - 11:13 PM

Footage of the incident appears to show a Royal Air Force Typhoon jet escorting the Airbus A330 to Manchester Airport in northwest England

Latest incidents keep spotlight on Boeing 787

Jul 27, 2013 - 12:18 PM

Boeing describes the recent incidents involving its 787 Dreamliner airplane as normal growing pains for a young aircraft

SAFETY ISSUES. Regulators and investigators look into Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. Photo by Anthony Devlin/EPA

Qatar Airways flight makes emergency landing in Nigeria

Sep 30, 2012 - 3:17 AM

Qatar Airways flight QR592 was traveling the regular Doha Lagos route when it encountered a tire problem according to Nigerian airport authorities