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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: 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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Djokovic withdraws from Qatar Open, Murray to play Harrison or Mayer in Brisbane

Novak Djokovic has pulled out of the Qatar Open in Doha because of his ongoing elbow injury. His latest withdrawal will raise doubts about if he will play at the Australian Open after the Serb had also pulled out of an exhibition match in Doha. “Only when I’m 100% ready to play, I will be able to come back. I hope it will be soon,” said the 30-year-old. Meanwhile, Andy Murray has been drawn to play Ryan Harrison or Leonardo Mayer at the Brisbane International. The Briton, now ranked 16…

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News: Qatar Airways boosts European frequencies

Qatar Airways has announced that it will increase daily frequencies to the Scandinavian capitals of Stockholm and Oslo, alongside the Italian cities of Milan and Rome. Due to an increase in demand to key European destinations, especially from the Asia Pacific region, flights to Rome, Milan and Stockholm will increase to 17 per week from Doha’s Hamad International Airport, while flights to Oslo are set to increase from seven to ten frequencies per week. The airline has also announced that double daily flights to the Russian capital Moscow will increase…

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News: WTM 2017: Qatar Welcomes the World in London

Qatar Tourism Authority is unveiling its new campaign, ‘Qatar Welcomes the World’ at World Travel Market. The prestigious trade show WTM, in London, is the ideal platform for QTA to showcase its new messaging to the global travel community. ‘Qatar Welcomes the World’ is a result of the recent visa announcements which have qualified Qatar to become the most open country in the region. The campaign, featuring on-stand elements, collateral, a fleet of branded taxis and an exciting competition, highlights QTA’s focus on the UK market and its ongoing message…

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