Articles tagged “blockade”

Qatar Airways CEO Calls Blockade a ‘Challenge to Civilization’

Qatar Airways CEO Calls Blockade a ‘Challenge to Civilization’

Benedikt Kammel, Bloomberg

The CEO of Qatar Airways may be vowing expansion and growth, but the blockade is clearly serving its purpose — to put serious financial pressure on the carrier and country.

1 year ago

Qatar Under Blockade Is a Mix of Time-Sucking Layovers and a Fascinating Crossroads

Qatar Under Blockade Is a Mix of Time-Sucking Layovers and a Fascinating Crossroads

Colin Nagy, Skift

While much of the news media focuses on bigger-picture geopolitical issues emanating from the Saudi-led blockade, it is actually the small constrictions that can be the most painful in Qatar. But, despite increased travel friction, Doha remains one of the most intriguing places in the world at the moment.

1 year ago

Qatar Airways CEO Says Sanctions Won’t Block Expansion Plans

Qatar Airways CEO Says Sanctions Won’t Block Expansion Plans

Deena Kamel Yousef, Bloomberg

The embattled airline's CEO is vowing to move forward with plans to add aircraft and destinations. But if the tensions continue, we wonder how those plans might have to change.

2 years ago