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Qatar buys 9.6% stake in Cathay Pacific

Qatar Airways has bought a stake in Cathay Pacific, it announced Monday, giving the Doha-based airline a toehold in the potentially lucrative Asian aviation market. The state-owned Gulf carrier said it had acquired a 9.6 percent stake in Cathay, which would make it the third largest shareholder in the Hong …

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Contingency air routes may open to Qatar – Doha in push for international corridors

MONTREAL, Aug 1, (Agencies): Qatar Airways is expected to have access to three contingency routes over international waters in early August, after a UN-led meeting on Monday discussed air corridors for Doha following a rift with its neighbors, a source familiar with the matter said. The closed-door meeting with the …

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Qatar Airways are set to buy shares in American Airlines – QA cancels order for four A350s

DUBLIN, July 6, (Agencies): Qatar Airways is to press on with plans to build a stake of up to 4.75 percent in American Airlines in the near future, despite the “categorical” opposition of the US company’s management, Qatar Chief Executive Akbar al-Baker said on Thursday. The state-owned carrier notified American …

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Qatar Airways off laptop ban

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, July 6, (Agencies): Qatar Airways joined two other major long-haul Gulf carriers on Thursday in getting off a US ban on laptops and large electronics in airplane cabins, despite facing logistical challenges amid the country’s diplomatic dispute with several Arab nations. Doha-based Qatar Airways, Abu Dhabi-based …

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Carrier urges UN action against Gulf blockade – Gulf crisis threatens Qatar Airways transit business

DUBAI, June 12, (AFP): 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, experts say. Along with its Gulf peers — Dubai’s Emirates Airlines and Abu Dhabi’s Etihad — Qatar’s national …

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Arab rift deepens woes for Gulf airlines – Rivals could benefit

CANCUN, Mexico, June 7, (RTRS): A bust-up between Arab powers has dealt a blow to supercarriers already hurt by low oil prices and laptop bans, exposing the sensitivity of Gulf hubs to regional uncertainty and creating openings for rival airlines — at least in the short term. The unexpected closure …

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Lives disrupted over flight bans – Manila halts OFWs

DOHA, June 6, (Agencies): Qatar’s state-of-the-art Hamad International bills itself as one of the most luxurious airports in the world — but on Tuesday, it was also one of the quietest. As a travel ban announced by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) came into force, …

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HR Group says to boycott Qatar Airways, cites poor rights record – Poor working conditions of migrants

BOSTON, Dec 15, (AP): A human rights group is hoping to persuade travelers from Boston and other cities to avoid flying on Qatar’s state-owned airline when going to the Middle East as international attention focuses on the tiny country leading up to its hosting of the 2022 World Cup. The …

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Travellers vote Qatar Airways as ‘Mideast Airline of the Year’

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 16: International business travellers have once again chosen Qatar Airways as the Middle East Airline of the Year applauding the airline’s global network, modern aircraft, and luxurious Business Class service for providing them with an exceptional travel experience. The accolade, presented at the 10th annual Aviation Business …

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Qatar Airways brings Airbus A380 service to Guangzhou – Daily super-jumbo aircraft to commence on July 1

GUANGZHOU, China, May 9: Qatar Airways has announced that it will upgauge its Doha-Guangzhou service with the introduction of its flagship Airbus A380 on the route. Guangzhou will be Qatar Airways fourth A380 destination, after London, Paris and Bangkok. Daily flights on board the world’s largest commercial aircraft will begin …

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