Articles tagged “qatar”

Airbus A380 Superjumbo Has a Big Problem on Its Hands

Airbus A380 Superjumbo Has a Big Problem on Its Hands

Benedikt Kammel, Christopher Jasper and Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Too many airlines may be moving on from the Airbus A380, opting for more nimble aircraft instead. It's leading to a midlife crisis.

8 months ago

Emirates Is Ending Its Sponsorship of France’s Best Football Team

Emirates Is Ending Its Sponsorship of France’s Best Football Team

Ania Nussbaum, Bloomberg

Emirates doesn't always sponsor the best team – hello Arsenal – but it does focus on the ones with the fan base in the right demographic. The PSG split is more about politics than marketing smarts.

11 months 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.

11 months ago

Qatar Says Tourism May Not Recover From Blockade Until the 2022 World Cup

Qatar Says Tourism May Not Recover From Blockade Until the 2022 World Cup

Layan Odeh and Mohammed Aly Sergie, Bloomberg

Hassan Abdulrahman Al-Ibrahim of Qatar Tourism said the industry will need about three years to recover from tourism dropping due to a diplomatic spat with several regional countries. The Gulf state is seeking to attract tourists from India, China, and Russia — like much of the rest of the world.

12 months ago

Qatar-Owned Company Buys New York’s Plaza Hotel But Legal Wrangling Continues

Qatar-Owned Company Buys New York’s Plaza Hotel But Legal Wrangling Continues

Patrick Clark and Gillian Tan, Bloomberg

No one said buying one of the world's most iconic hotels would be easy, and the Plaza sale seems to be a masterclass in hospitality wheeling and dealing.

1 year ago

Qatar Air CEO Calls on Trump to Intervene Against ‘Failed’ Blockade

Qatar Air CEO Calls on Trump to Intervene Against ‘Failed’ Blockade

Benjamin Katz , Bloomberg

If Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker is holding out hope that Trump will side with Qatar over new best-friend Saudi Arabia, he may have a long wait despite the U.S. government's strategic interests in Qatar.

2 years ago

Business Class Must-Haves That Airlines Neglect at Their Peril

Business Class Must-Haves That Airlines Neglect at Their Peril

Colin Nagy, Skift

As airlines double down on investment in business class, there are some experiential table stakes for customers paying the money to sit up front.

2 years ago

Bahrain Restricts Travel From Qatar Making Blockade Even Tighter

Bahrain Restricts Travel From Qatar Making Blockade Even Tighter

Associated Press

Qatar's regional disputes are mounting, but its status as a global hub and destination isn't falling off a cliff.

2 years ago

Qatar Under Blockade Is a Mix of Time-Sucking Layovers and a Fascinating Crossroads

Qatar Under Blockade Is a Mix of Time-Sucking Layovers and a Fascinating Crossroads

Colin Nagy, Skift

While much of the news media focuses on bigger-picture geopolitical issues emanating from the Saudi-led blockade, it is actually the small constrictions that can be the most painful in Qatar. But, despite increased travel friction, Doha remains one of the most intriguing places in the world at the moment.

2 years ago

Qatar Airways Grabs 49 Percent Ownership in Italy’s Meridiana Airline

Qatar Airways Grabs 49 Percent Ownership in Italy’s Meridiana Airline

Associated Press

Qatar Airways and Etihad are making Italy almost a province from an aviation standpoint as they've swooped in to make investments in struggling airlines in the country. Whether the strategy works out in the end is another matter.

2 years ago

Qatar Ends Tourist Visa Requirements for 80 Nationalities to Combat Growing Isolation

Qatar Ends Tourist Visa Requirements for 80 Nationalities to Combat Growing Isolation

Associated Press

Qatar is facing a real crisis and it is doing everything in its power, including spurring tourism, to combat the Saudi-led coalition's aggressive tactics.

2 years ago

The Qatar Crisis Is Boosting the Fortunes of Air Arabia

The Qatar Crisis Is Boosting the Fortunes of Air Arabia

Filipe Pacheco and Deena Kamel Yousef, Bloomberg

Investor interest in Air Arabia is rebounding as the low-cost carrier takes share from Qatar Airways, suffering from the Qatar diplomatic ban. But beware of investing in airline stocks in this region.

2 years ago