Articles tagged “qatar”

Qatar Airways Tries to Steal U.S. Share from Emirates in the Wake of Trump Ban

Qatar Airways Tries to Steal U.S. Share from Emirates in the Wake of Trump Ban

Deena Kamel Yousef, Bloomberg

The U.S. laptop ban affects both Gulf carriers. But Emirates is driven more by commercial considerations than Qatar, and it has less desire to absorb the pain of flying half-empty planes merely to stake out a position.

2 days ago

Qatar Airways Invests in LATAM Airlines With 10 Percent Stake

Qatar Airways Invests in LATAM Airlines With 10 Percent Stake

Associated Press

With a stake in LATAM, Qatar CEO Akbar Al Baker seems intent in embarking on a global investment strategy with parallels to that of rival Etihad, although the latter has hit the pause button and is reviewing its strategy after some European investments that haven't worked out so well.

4 months 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.

4 months ago

Qatar Airways’ Rocky Relationship With Airbus May Impact Large Aircraft Order

Qatar Airways’ Rocky Relationship With Airbus May Impact Large Aircraft Order

Deena Kamel Yousef and Mohammed Aly Sergie, Bloomberg

Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker doesn't mince words and he may sting Airbus, after being exasperated with delivery delays, by switching at least part of a pending, big aircraft order to Boeing. In a highly competitive airline market, Qatar wants to get its fleet younger.

8 months ago

Qatar’s International Airport Adds a New Fee for Passengers

Qatar’s International Airport Adds a New Fee for Passengers

Associated Press

In years past Qatar would have just thrown some oil money around rather than added a fee. This a early sign that Gulf carriers, and the supportive transportation infrastructure supporting their growth, will spend less.

8 months ago

Qatar Airways Profits Rose as it Added 13 Destinations in 2016

Qatar Airways Profits Rose as it Added 13 Destinations in 2016

Associated Press

In fiscal 2016, Qatar Airways added 13 destinations, including Atlanta, which didn't make Delta very happy.

10 months ago

Qatar CEO Blasts ‘Wicked’ Delta Actions for Ruining First Atlanta Flight

Qatar CEO Blasts ‘Wicked’ Delta Actions for Ruining First Atlanta Flight

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

This is not a shining moment for Delta as it killed its sponsorship of a hometown Atlanta theater for hosting a Qatar event and now is accused of obstructing Qatar's maiden Atlanta flight, although Delta denies it.

11 months ago

Qatar Reportedly in Talks to Buy Starwood’s St. Regis Hotels in New York and San Francisco

Qatar Reportedly in Talks to Buy Starwood’s St. Regis Hotels in New York and San Francisco

Hui-yong Yu and Dinsh Nair, Skift

Selling off two of its most prized and iconic properties will help Starwood in its asset-light pursuit as it prepares to merge with Marriott by mid-year.

12 months ago

The Airline That Designed an Airport to Improve the Passenger Experience

The Airline That Designed an Airport to Improve the Passenger Experience

Marisa Garcia, Skift

Not many airlines have the luxury of designing an entire airport around their brand, but there is a lot airlines can do to design a seamless ground experience for their passengers nonetheless.

2 years ago

The Persian Gulf Will Be the World’s Next Big Convention Destination

The Persian Gulf Will Be the World’s Next Big Convention Destination

Greg Oates, Skift

While there's significant interest among U.S. associations to organize conventions in the Arabian Middle East, only one third have done so due to a young regional industry in the Gulf still learning how to engage Western convention planners.

2 years ago

Qatar Air Threatens to Exit OneWorld Alliance

Qatar Air Threatens to Exit OneWorld Alliance

Benedikt Kammel, Bloomberg

Is Akbar Al Baker of Qatar becoming a Michael O'Leary of the Middle East? Al Baker doesn't shy away from calling out manufacturers for subpar products and he's telling OneWorld to go shove it if a settlement with rivals can't reached.

2 years ago

Alitalia Widens Split Among European Airlines Over Gulf Rivals

Alitalia Widens Split Among European Airlines Over Gulf Rivals

Chiara Vasarri, Tommaso Ebhardt and Kari Lundgren, Bloomberg

Gulf carrier investments in European airlines ensure there will be varied voices in Europe over increasing competitive pressures from the Gulf.

2 years ago