Articles tagged “qatar airways”

Hong Kong Government to Lead $5 Billion Rescue Package for Cathay Pacific

Hong Kong Government to Lead $5 Billion Rescue Package for Cathay Pacific

Jamie Freed, Reuters

As Cathay Pacific Chairman Patrick Healy rightly points out, the airline will need to use the this extra cash to transform its business, not just to ride out the storm.

2 months ago

Emirates and Etihad Will Resume Transit Flights

Emirates and Etihad Will Resume Transit Flights

Alexander Cornwell, Reuters

Many people remain stranded far from home because they can't get transit flights onward to their final destinations. So it's good news for many workers and families that Emirates and Etihad are restarting transit flights through hub airports in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

2 months ago

Latin American Airline Latam Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

Latin American Airline Latam Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

Rama Venkat and Jamie Freed, Reuters

The carrier now faces a hard sell in convincing other shareholders to shore it up with additional financing.

3 months ago

American Airlines and Qatar Airways Agree to Make Up and Work Together Again

American Airlines and Qatar Airways Agree to Make Up and Work Together Again

Brian Sumers, Skift

Emirates, Etihad Airways, and Qatar Airways probably take some government help. But many airlines take indirect subsidies. The Gulf trio is nowhere near as evil as depicted in recent rhetoric by U.S. carriers. American made the right decision in renewing this codeshare agreement.

6 months ago

Qatar Airways Ups Stake in British Airways Owner With $600 Million Investment

Qatar Airways Ups Stake in British Airways Owner With $600 Million Investment

Alexander Cornwell and Paul Sandle, Reuters

Remember non-European Union nationals cannot own more than 49.9 percent of a European airline. So what's Qatar Airways' big plan for International Airlines Group?

6 months ago

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.

9 months 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.

9 months 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.

10 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.

11 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.

1 year 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.

2 years 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?

2 years ago