Articles tagged “qatar airways”

Foreign Airlines Gain Share in Flying U.S. Travelers on Trips Abroad

Foreign Airlines Gain Share in Flying U.S. Travelers on Trips Abroad

Dan Peltier, Skift

U.S. airlines made executive changes and product upgrades last year to improve performance. But this data will only encourage the Big Three legacy carriers to redouble efforts with the Trump administration to curb foreign airline expansion and reopen Open Skies agreements.

2 days ago

World’s Current Longest Flight Belongs to Qatar Airways’ New Doha-Auckland Route

World’s Current Longest Flight Belongs to Qatar Airways’ New Doha-Auckland Route

Associated Press

Qatar Airways placed a large order with Boeing last year and it's hoping that these new aircraft flying its new Auckland-Doha route will bring big payoffs as the gulf carrier places more trust in Boeing.

2 weeks ago

3 U.S. Legacy Airlines Hope Trump’s Administration Will Block Emirates Expansion

3 U.S. Legacy Airlines Hope Trump’s Administration Will Block Emirates Expansion

Brian Sumers, Skift

It seems unfair that Emirates, based in Dubai, would have rights to fly from Athens to Newark. But that right is codified in the Open Skies agreement between the United States and the United Arab Emirates. The Trump administration could revisit that agreement, but other U.S. businesses, especially logistics companies like FedEx, could suffer.

4 weeks ago

Group Calls for Boycott of Qatar Airways Citing Human Rights Violations

Group Calls for Boycott of Qatar Airways Citing Human Rights Violations

Denise Lavoie, Associated Press

This boycott should come as no surprise, given the Qatar government's history of mistreating low-paid migrant workers. But we wouldn't be surprised to see U.S. airlines having some hand in this campaign.

2 months ago

Gulf Airlines Cut Back Expansion Plans as Europe Loses Its Shine

Gulf Airlines Cut Back Expansion Plans as Europe Loses Its Shine

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

If even the mighty Gulf carriers are struggling in Europe it doesn't bode well for everyone else. It looks like 2017 is going to be a very difficult one for the airline industry.

2 months ago

Qatar Airways Places Major Order with Boeing

Qatar Airways Places Major Order with Boeing

Brian Sumers , Skift

This is not the biggest aircraft order of all time, but you have to give Qatar Airways credit for the stagecraft. The Washington political class hasn't exactly been a great friend to the airline, but the carrier nonetheless made the announcement inside the Beltway. It even included a senior State Department official.

5 months ago

Winners and Losers of Summer Travel 2016

Winners and Losers of Summer Travel 2016

Colin Nagy, Skift

In other words: Summer is over. But it had some bright spots.

6 months ago

Qatar Airways Again Raises Its Stake in British Airways Owner IAG

Qatar Airways Again Raises Its Stake in British Airways Owner IAG

Deena Kamel Yousef , Bloomberg

IAG stock is relatively cheap now so, it makes sense that Qatar Airways took this chance to add to its shares in the company.

7 months ago

Qatar Airways Wants a Small Stake in Latam Airlines

Qatar Airways Wants a Small Stake in Latam Airlines

Deena Kamel Yousef and Chris Reiter, Bloomberg

Qatar Airways wants a piece of Latam as it struggles with decreased air travel demand in South America.

8 months ago

U.S. Airlines Set to Lose Major Battle Against Gulf Carriers in Open Skies Debate

U.S. Airlines Set to Lose Major Battle Against Gulf Carriers in Open Skies Debate

Brian Sumers, Skift

Delta, United, and American wanted the U.S. State Department to take unprecedented action against Emirates, Etihad Airways, and Qatar Airways. But the government didn't opt for a brash approach. This may well be the beginning of the end of the complaints.

8 months ago

The World’s Latest Longest Scheduled Flight Is Getting a Bigger Plane

The World’s Latest Longest Scheduled Flight Is Getting a Bigger Plane

Deena Kamel Yousef, Bloomberg

The Gulf region continues its growth as the world's most well-placed airport hub.

8 months ago

The EU Pushes Back Against Gulf Carrier Subsidies

The EU Pushes Back Against Gulf Carrier Subsidies

Jonathan Stearns, Bloomberg

Now it's Europe's turn to bang the drum against unfair competition by the Persian Gulf carriers.

9 months ago