Articles tagged “qatar airways”

Qatar Airways Gets a Small Reprieve as Bahrain and UAE Open Some Airspace

Qatar Airways Gets a Small Reprieve as Bahrain and UAE Open Some Airspace

Associated Press

The decisions by Bahrain and United Arab Emirates isn't a game-changer for Qatar but does portend a crack in the anti-Qatar coalition.

5 days ago

Qatar Airways May Be Considering Investing in JetBlue After Passing on American

Qatar Airways May Be Considering Investing in JetBlue After Passing on American

Deena Kamel Yousef and Glen Carey, Bloomberg

JetBlue and other carriers in North America could be on Qatar Airways' target list for investment after being spurned by American Airlines. It remains to be seen, though, whether JetBlue would welcome the outspoken Akbar Al Baker.

6 days ago

Qatar Airways Turns a Fare Mistake Into an Opportunity — Business of Loyalty

Qatar Airways Turns a Fare Mistake Into an Opportunity — Business of Loyalty

Grant Martin, Skift

When you add up the PR value for Qatar as well as the good will it engenders among travelers (especially those adding to their oneworld alliance point totals), the snafu was a smart move.

1 week ago

Qatar Airways Says It No Longer Plans to Buy a Stake in American Airlines

Qatar Airways Says It No Longer Plans to Buy a Stake in American Airlines

Abbas Al Lawati and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Qatar Airways' interest in buying a stake in American Airlines Group did not get a warm reception. It's unclear exactly what prompted the carrier to drop its plan, but the tension between major airlines in the U.S. and those in the Persian Gulf is likely to continue.

2 weeks ago

Are Aviation’s Global Hubs in Persian Gulf Losing Their Strategic Advantage?

Are Aviation’s Global Hubs in Persian Gulf Losing Their Strategic Advantage?

David Fickling, Bloomberg

The issue is whether the decline in the performance of Persian Gulf carriers is irreversible or an aberration stemming from laptop bans and Saudi-led boycotts. It's difficult to see how these airports' geographic advantages just melt away.

2 weeks ago

American Airlines Eliminates Codeshare Agreements with Qatar Airways and Etihad

American Airlines Eliminates Codeshare Agreements with Qatar Airways and Etihad

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Given the rhetoric American Airlines executives have used to describe their Gulf rivals, this is not a surprise. But the decision will hurt some of American's customers, who rely on Qatar and Etihad to fly them to destinations North American and European carriers don't serve.

1 month ago

Pro-Open Skies Group Tries to Reach Trump Where it Matters — on Cable TV

Pro-Open Skies Group Tries to Reach Trump Where it Matters — on Cable TV

Brian Sumers, Skift

Here's a prediction. The Trump administration may do little on the Open Skies debate. Yes, U.S. airlines probably suffer because of the agreements with Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. But plenty of other U.S. interests take advantage of the same agreements to make money.

1 month ago

Qatar Airways CEO Calls Out American Airlines Boss as ‘Frightened’ by Proposed Investment

Qatar Airways CEO Calls Out American Airlines Boss as ‘Frightened’ by Proposed Investment

Deena Kamel Yousef and Dara Doyle, Bloomberg

Qatar Airways' home market is not booming now, so it makes sense that the carrier wants to diversify. It sounds like it with proceed with a small investment in American Airlines, even though American's CEO is not happy about it.

1 month ago

Qatar Airways Gets Its U.S. Laptop Ban Exemption

Qatar Airways Gets Its U.S. Laptop Ban Exemption

Kyunghee Park, Deena Kamel Yousef and Abdel Latif Wahba, Bloomberg

The move will be welcome news for Qatar Airways, which is also suffering from a rift between Qatar and its near neighbors. The original reason for the ban and the security measures put in place to combat it are both a mystery.

1 month ago

U.S. Laptop Ban Lifted Except for an Isolated Qatar Airways

U.S. Laptop Ban Lifted Except for an Isolated Qatar Airways

Deena Kamel Yousef, Bloomberg

Was this ban even necessary and is the Trump administration going to play politics with Qatar Airways on behalf of new best friend Saudi Arabia? Meanwhile, some of the Gulf and other Mideast carriers may still see an impact from the Muslim ban.

1 month ago

British Airways Breaks Cabin Crew Strike With Qatar Airways Planes

British Airways Breaks Cabin Crew Strike With Qatar Airways Planes

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Qatar Airways had spare planes to lend to its partner, British Airways, because of laptop restrictions in the U.S. and its squabble with its Middle Eastern neighbors. It's all helping British Airways beat back a cabin crew strike at London Heathrow.

1 month ago

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.

2 months ago