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News: Qatar Airways takes delivery of first A350-1000 from Airbus

Airbus has delivered the world’s first A350-1000 widebody airliner to launch customer Qatar Airways at a delivery event in Toulouse, France. The aircraft is the first of 37 A350-1000s ordered by the carrier and is the first ever Airbus aircraft fitted with the revolutionary new Qsuite seats, offering the first ever double bed in business class. Qatar Airways is the world’s largest A350 XWB family customer with 76 aircraft on order and the largest A350-1000 customer. “Qatar Airways always demands the very best for its customers, so it is right…

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News: British Airways connection drives Costa Rica tourism

The latest figures from the Costa Rica Tourism Board indicate that a total of 76,173 visitors from the UK travelled to the destination in 2017 – representing an increase of 6.7 per cent on the previous year. This positive figure strengthens the position of the United Kingdom as Costa Rica’s largest source market in Europe. Germany (70,960), France (69,803) and Spain (69,782) follow the UK in 2017 visitor numbers to Costa Rica. The UK was also the biggest source market of visitors to Costa Rica in 2016 (71,392), one year…

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News: Qatar Airways snaps up Sheraton Melbourne for Dhiafatina division

Qatar Airways has acquired the Sheraton Melbourne Hotel, further expanding the growing portfolio of its hospitality division, Dhiafatina Hotels. The Sheraton Melbourne joins a growing list of distinguished establishments acquired and managed by Dhiafatina Hotels, including the Sheraton Skyline Hotel at London’s Heathrow Airport, The Novotel Edinburgh Park in Edinburgh Scotland, the Oryx Rotana Hotel in Doha, and The Airport Hotel located at Doha’s Hamad International Airport. Qatar Airways Group chief executive, Akbar Al Baker, said: “The acquisition of the Sheraton Melbourne Hotel complements Qatar Airways’ global strategy for growth,…

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News: Qatar Airways touches down in Australian capital Canberra

The first Qatar Airways flight from Doha to Canberra, the capital city of Australia, touched down at Canberra Airport earlier, where it was welcomed with a celebratory water cannon salute. Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar Al Baker said: “Qatar Airways is delighted to be expanding its reach in Australia by launching our fifth gateway into this beautiful country. “In 2016, we launched flights to Sydney and Adelaide, clearly demonstrating our commitment to the people of Australia. “We are extremely happy to be offering our loyal Australian passengers the chance to…

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News: Qatar Airways receives latest Gulfstream G650ER

Qatar Airways has taken delivery of its fourth state-of-the-art Gulfstream G650ER executive aircraft, the fastest ultra-long-range business jet in the world. The latest aircraft delivery makes Qatar Airways the world’s largest owner-operator of Gulfstream G650ERs. Qatar Executive, the airline’s exclusive private charter service, is a leading provider of jet aircraft charter services around the world, now operating a fleet of 12 ultra-modern Gulfstream and Bombardier executive jets to passengers. A further four brand new aircraft are expected to be welcomed into Qatar Executive’s exclusive fleet later year, when it takes…

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News: British Airways offers lounge access at Innsbruck, Ibiza, and Seville

British Airways’ customers travelling from Innsbruck, Ibiza, and Seville will now benefit from access to new lounges. The use of the partner lounges, exclusively for the airline’s customers travelling in Club Europe and eligible cardholders, is part of the airlines multi-million-pound investment to offer access to more lounges across the globe. After customers have checked in at these airports they will be invited to go through security and head straight to the lounge, where they can relax or catch up on last minute emails prior to their flight. Customers will…

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News: British Airways over-hauls catering in World Traveller cabin

British Airways is today announcing a multi-million-pound investment in its World Traveller (long-haul economy cabin) catering, introducing an exciting and expanded new menu, which provides more quantity and quality to both meals and great snacking options throughout the flight. Previously customers travelling in the cabin were served a complimentary snack, a three-course-meal or a light meal, depending on the time and length of their flight as well as a complimentary bar service of hot and cold drinks. The new catering arrives from January 17th, and the menus that will change…

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