Aviation: Qatar Airways To Invest In Another Airline In 2019 Amid Oneworld Departure Threat

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Qatar is looking to invest in yet another airline, according to CEO speaking at the Aviation Africa Summit. The Middle Eastern carrier already has stakes in many other airlines, including British Airways and Air Italy. This news comes as a surprise, since Qatar is currently wrestling with its own membership of the One World alliance, not to mention its year […]

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Aviation: Is Oneworld Over? Qatar Airways Could Launch Their Own Mega Airline Alliance

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There has been a lot of talk lately about whether or not Qatar will leave the One World Alliance. If you’re not caught up, Qatar wants to leave One World and become their own independent airline again. They themselves say that they can’t wait to leave, claiming that a bitter letter from Qantas is the catalyst as well as hostile […]

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Aviation: Qatar Airways poaches ex-KQ executive to lead Africa growth

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Qatar Airways has hired an ex-Kenya Airways (KQ) executive to lead its growth strategy in Africa as head of marketing. Julius Mburu is expected to spearhead the airline’s marketing strategy and increase its slice of the continent’s aviation market. Mr Mburu was KQ regional marketing manager for Kenya and southern Africa region. He joins the airline at a time when […]

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News: Qatar among 10 Most Open Visa Countries in the World says UNWTO

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Qatar has become the most open country in the Middle East and the 8th most open in the world in terms of visa facilitation. The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) recently updated its visa openness rankings, confirming Qatar’s recent visa facilitation improvements including allowing nationals of 88 countries to enter Qatar visa-free and free-of-charge. Actions Qatar has taken to improve visa […]

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Aviation: Boycott is hurting not just Qatar but also Etihad and Emirates as overcapacity and security sucks profit

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The diplomatic and economic war between Qatar and some of its neighbors will have a negative impact on the travel industry across the Middle East — with Qatar Airways faring the worst, according to a report by Euromonitor, the global market intelligence agency. The report, published on Tuesday, said: “Qatar Airways is the main loser in the turmoil with 30 […]

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Aviation: Why is QATAR cancelling 4 Airbus A350 orders? Reasons may not add up

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While Qatar Airways orders a ton of new planes, they’re also known for being one of the toughest clients of Airbus and Boeing. That’s probably largely because their CEO, Akbar Al Baker, is quite demanding, to put it mildly. Qatar Airways was the launch customer for the A350, and the airline also has over 80 of them on order, between […]

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Aviation: Is Envy the real motive behind air-blockade on Qatar as Gulf Rivals share routes as Spoils

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The decision of the civil aviation regulators of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain to prevent Qatari aircrafts to use their airspace was based on the pretext of rights of sovereignty to protect their national security. This is without giving a single evidence about the type of the imminent risks or threats that Qatari commercial flights could pose to […]

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Africa: Uganda approaches Qatar to restart national carrier project

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The Ugandan government has approached Qatar for assistance in raising the funding needed to help in its relaunch of Uganda Airlines (QU, Entebbe/Kampala). The Monitor newspaper reports a delegation of twenty-five businessmen and government officials led by Minister for Privatisation and Investment, Evelyn Anite, held closed-door talks with Sheikh Faisal in Doha last week. Among the topics discussed was the […]

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Aviation: See Airlines that squeeze more seats into the cabin and deny you leg space

See Airlines that squeeze more seats into the cabin and deny you leg space According to recent research by air intelligence company OAG, airlines are now fitting between 7% – 8% more seats into their aircraft than they were initially design to carry, potentially leading to a reduction in personal space on board. To help passengers stay in the know […]

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Aviation: Kenya and India agreement gives 5th freedom rights to Kenya Airways and Air India

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Kenya and India agreement gives 5th freedom rights to Kenya Airways and Air India National carrier Kenya Airways has received a big boost from the signing of an agreement that gives it the right to introduce seven more weekly flights to India, one of Kenya’s strongest trade partners. A communiqué from India’s Ministry of Civil Aviation indicates that the two […]

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