Articles tagged “qatar airways”

Qatar Air Still Wants to Buy a Stake in Fast-Growing IndiGo

Qatar Air Still Wants to Buy a Stake in Fast-Growing IndiGo

Rajesh Kumar Singh and P R Sanjai, Bloomberg

This deal would make sense, but only at the right price and only when IndiGo has sorted out its own internal issues.

1 month ago

Qatar Airways and IndiGo to Work Together Strategically

Qatar Airways and IndiGo to Work Together Strategically

Fiona MacDonald and Layan Odeh, Bloomberg

Qatar Airways has been unable to launch its own Indian arm so it's expected to announce this week a strategic cooperation agreement with IndiGo to drive more traffic to and from India. IndiGo keeps growing by leaps and bounds.

1 month ago

Qantas Turns Boeing Jet Into Lab on World’s First 20-Hour Flight

Qantas Turns Boeing Jet Into Lab on World’s First 20-Hour Flight

Angus Whitley, Bloomberg

The era of the 20-hour flight may nearly be upon us. Qantas just has to determine if the human body can withstand the trip first.

2 months ago

China’s Crackdown on Cathay Raises Questions on Air China’s Next Move

China’s Crackdown on Cathay Raises Questions on Air China’s Next Move

Angus Whitley and Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

Should Air China, which owns 30 percent of Cathay, buy more of the Hong Kong-based airline and become an even stronger China insider at the carrier? Or should it sell and wash its hands of a company that has incurred the wrath of the mainland? The latter sounds highly unlikely.

3 months ago

Tiny Air Italy Pushes Back on Big U.S. Carriers That Say It Competes Unfairly

Tiny Air Italy Pushes Back on Big U.S. Carriers That Say It Competes Unfairly

Brian Sumers, Skift

The three largest U.S. carriers say Air Italy competes unfairly. But it is highly unlikely the airline is breaking any U.S. or EU laws. If the U.S. airlines want to break Air Italy, they'll have to do it the old-fashioned way — through ruthless competition.

6 months ago

Qatar Airways Still Considering Its Oneworld Future

Qatar Airways Still Considering Its Oneworld Future

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Oneworld might have a shiny new brand identity but it should probably spend its time now trying to smooth things over with one of its key airline members.

11 months ago

Qatar Airways Doubles Down on Threat to Boycott Oneworld

Qatar Airways Doubles Down on Threat to Boycott Oneworld

Layan Odeh and Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

After months of hostility with other airlines, Qatar Airways still hasn't backed down. Its president says it doesn't need Oneworld, but is that really true?

11 months ago

Qatar Airways Buys 5 Percent Stake in China Southern

Qatar Airways Buys 5 Percent Stake in China Southern

Bloomberg

Qatar Airways looks like it will continue with its airline investment strategy over the course of 2019. We should expect similar announcements during the coming months.

12 months ago

Qatar Airways CEO Repeats Threat to Leave Oneworld Airline Alliance

Qatar Airways CEO Repeats Threat to Leave Oneworld Airline Alliance

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker isn't happy with Qantas. With so much tension between supposed partners, how long can the current state of affairs last?

1 year ago

Qatar Airways CEO Puts Pressure on Oneworld

Qatar Airways CEO Puts Pressure on Oneworld

Grant Martin, Skift

Qatar's departure from the Oneworld alliance could translate into some trickier international flights and connections for travelers on American, British and a dozen other airlines.

1 year ago

Qatar Air CEO Threatens the Airline Could Exit Oneworld ‘Soon’

Qatar Air CEO Threatens the Airline Could Exit Oneworld ‘Soon’

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker may be posturing about leaving Oneworld, but he is indeed making alternative plans nonetheless.

1 year ago

Qatar Airways Slumps to Loss After Taking a Hit From Saudi-Led Blockade

Qatar Airways Slumps to Loss After Taking a Hit From Saudi-Led Blockade

Layan Odeh, Bloomberg

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. The actions of Qatar's neighbors were always going to have an impact on the country's airline, but the reality is it could have been much, much worse.

1 year ago