Articles tagged “qatar airways”

American Airlines CEO Learned of Qatar’s Investment Interest at IATA Conference

American Airlines CEO Learned of Qatar’s Investment Interest at IATA Conference

Richard Clough and Michael Sasso, Bloomberg

Don't look for this Qatar Airways investment in American Airlines to ever come to fruition at the depths under discussion. The American board would have to approve a Qatar investment of 4.75 percent or more of the airline's outstanding shares, and both American's management and its unions are against it.

4 days ago

Qatar Airways Plans to Take Up To a 10 Percent Stake in Nemesis and Partner American Air

Qatar Airways Plans to Take Up To a 10 Percent Stake in Nemesis and Partner American Air

Tony Robinson, Bloomberg

Qatar's unsolicited move to take as much as a 10 percent stake in American is not a done deal. Anyone can buy American shares on the open market but the airline's board and U.S. regulators would have to approve it. American doesn't plan on changing its anti-Qatar strategy.

6 days ago

Qatar Airways Plans Legal Action Over Diplomatic Spat

Qatar Airways Plans Legal Action Over Diplomatic Spat

Christopher Jasper, Deena Kamel Yousef and Guy Johnson, Bloomberg

This is a mess for Qatar Airways, which is being denied access to airspace that should probably be open under international law. But it doesn't sound like the conflict will be resolved any time soon.

1 week 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 weeks ago

Understanding the Qatar Ban and Its Implications for Qatar Airways

Understanding the Qatar Ban and Its Implications for Qatar Airways

Colin Nagy

The Qatar diplomatic ban is a nightmare for Qatar Airways. Its routings and market share will undoubtedly suffer in the near and medium term.

3 weeks ago

While Some Airlines Go Basic, the In-Flight Bar Scene Gets Premium Attention

While Some Airlines Go Basic, the In-Flight Bar Scene Gets Premium Attention

Eric Rosen, Bloomberg

Notably missing from this list are any of the U.S. legacy carriers. Just saying.

2 months ago

Qatar Airways Will Take Emirates’ Place as FIFA Sponsor Through 2022 World Cup

Qatar Airways Will Take Emirates’ Place as FIFA Sponsor Through 2022 World Cup

Associated Press

Emirates turned its sponsorship opportunity into marketing gold during the 2014 World Cup. Let's see what Qatar will do.

2 months ago

United Ends Cooperation Agreements With 5 Middle East Airlines

United Ends Cooperation Agreements With 5 Middle East Airlines

Brian Sumers, Skift

Some of the airlines covered here come as a surprise, but it makes sense that United no longer wants to play nice with Qatar Airways and Emirates Airline. The good news? The changes won't affect many travelers.

2 months ago

Qatar Airways Tries to Steal U.S. Share from Emirates in the Wake of Trump Ban

Qatar Airways Tries to Steal U.S. Share from Emirates in the Wake of Trump Ban

Deena Kamel Yousef, Bloomberg

The U.S. laptop ban affects both Gulf carriers. But Emirates is driven more by commercial considerations than Qatar, and it has less desire to absorb the pain of flying half-empty planes merely to stake out a position.

2 months ago

Will Travelers Reroute Trips to Avoid Laptop and Tablet Ban?

Will Travelers Reroute Trips to Avoid Laptop and Tablet Ban?

David Koenig, Associated Press

An expert quoted in this story asks an interesting question. Since the Gulf carriers are disappointed with the electronics ban, might one of them cancel an order for Boeing planes in favor of Airbus aircraft?

3 months ago

Decoding the True Meaning of the Middle East Laptop Ban

Decoding the True Meaning of the Middle East Laptop Ban

Colin Nagy, Skift

Many industry insiders are surprised the U.S. electronics ban includes flights from Dubai, Doha, and Abu Dhabi. Is there a valid security concern for adding those airports? Or could something more sinister be taking place?

3 months ago

Travel Industry Reacts With Caution and Frustration to New Airline Electronics Ban

Travel Industry Reacts With Caution and Frustration to New Airline Electronics Ban

Brian Sumers and Hannah Sampson, Skift

A ban on large electronic devices may be necessary to keep travelers safe, but many in the travel community are not happy with how U.S. and UK authorities announced the new policy. Could we see some tweaks to the rules in the near future?

3 months ago