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Qatar Airways has announced it has been named Official Airline of the prestigious “Tour de France”, which attracts hundreds of cyclists competing in the world’s most famous cycle race. Expected to be watched by over hundreds of millions of television viewers around the world and millions of spectators lining the 3,500km route, this year’s edition […]

Qatar Airways was named the winner of the World’s Best Airline for International Travel, by readers of the U.S. edition of Business Traveller magazine. The annual survey of more than 8,000 randomly selected Business Traveller subscribers, was asked to choose their favourite airlines, hotels, airports and other business travel service providers, in a total of […]

Qatar Airways is planning to launch an Initial Public Offering (IPO) in early 2012 after three consecutive years of profit. A spokesperson for the airline confirmed comments by Akbar Al Baker, Chief Executive Officer, Qatar Airways last week that he was confident that the airline will launch the IPO by 2012. “We have always said […]

Qatar Airways pilot dies in mid-air

The captain of a Qatar Airways flight from the Philippines to Qatar died as it was in the air on Wednesday, forcing the plane to be diverted to the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur, the carrier said. “Qatar Airways regrets to inform that the captain of Flight QR645, operating from Manila to Doha, passed away on […]

Qatar Airways has been named among the top three airlines in the world at the latest Skytrax World Airline Awards 2010. The honour was among several awards that the airline collected at a ceremony in the northern German port city of Hamburg. Qatar Airways’ global ranking among more than 200 international airlines rose to number […]

Qatar Airways are trying to develop a biofuel that will enable them to keep on flying and become carbon neutral. The project will be a joint affair between Qatar Airways, Qatar Science & Technology Park, and Qatar Petroleum. The trio has established the Qatar Advanced Biofuel Platform which will focus on devoloping economically viable and […]

Qatar Airways is set to open direct flights from Incheon International Airport to Doha beginning at the end of March. The direct flights will undercut the flight time of the previous route –via Osaka — by five hours. The Doha International Airport is in the middle of a fierce competition to attract more air traffic […]

Qatar Duty Free has launched its latest inflight magazine offering all Qatar Airways passengers an even greater choice of products than ever before. The 124-page Shopping Extravaganza Magazine is packed full of new and best-selling products including fragrances for men and women, designer make-up, jewelry and electronic gadgets. Qatar Airways passengers will be spoilt for […]

Qatar Airways plans to sell shares in an initial public offering in five years’ time, Al Arabiya Television reports Monday, citing the carrier’s Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker. Qatar Airways is waiting for the right time to sell shares and “that would be possible after three consecutive years of profit gains,” Al Baker told Al […]

Qatar Airways has taken delivery of two Boeing 777-200 Long Range aircraft and two Airbus A320s, raising its fleet size up to 76. One of the two newly-delivered Boeing 777-200LRs will be used to boost frequency on the recently-launched non-stop Doha-Melbourne route from the current three-flights-a-week to daily beginning January 1, while the second Boeing […]