Articles tagged “qatar”

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Should Qatar Airways Give Up On its American Airlines Investment Idea?

Should Qatar Airways Give Up On its American Airlines Investment Idea?

Brooke Sutherland, Bloomberg

With his disparaging comments, Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker could be dubbed the Michael O'Leary of the Middle East. If Al Baker's strategy was to endear himself to American Airlines, then CEO Doug Parker beat back that overturn with a sledge hammer. Neither boss has distinguished himself.

2 years ago

British Airways Seeks Planes and Crew From Qatar During Proposed Flight Attendant Strike

British Airways Seeks Planes and Crew From Qatar During Proposed Flight Attendant Strike

Brian Sumers, Skift

Most passengers would love it if British Airways could keep flying a full schedule even while many of its flight attendants are on strike. But will regulators let British Airways wet-lease nine planes registered in Qatar?

2 years ago

Qatar Airways Plans to Take Up To a 10 Percent Stake in Nemesis and Partner American Air

Qatar Airways Plans to Take Up To a 10 Percent Stake in Nemesis and Partner American Air

Tony Robinson, Bloomberg

Qatar's unsolicited move to take as much as a 10 percent stake in American is not a done deal. Anyone can buy American shares on the open market but the airline's board and U.S. regulators would have to approve it. American doesn't plan on changing its anti-Qatar strategy.

2 years ago

Qatar Airways Grows Profit 22 Percent But Future Growth Is in Question

Qatar Airways Grows Profit 22 Percent But Future Growth Is in Question

Deena Kamel Yousef, Bloomberg

Qatar Airways' financial outlook is in doubt given its dispute with Saudi Arabia, Egypt and United Arab Emirates. Those added fuel costs and inconvenience for passengers stand in the way of growth projections.

2 years ago

Airline Winners and Losers in Qatar Impasse

Airline Winners and Losers in Qatar Impasse

Filipe Pacheco and Ahmed A Namatalla, Bloomberg

One thing to watch is whether the move to isolate Qatar Airways will have the unintended consequence of a spillover effect that would see many of the region's carriers face an adverse impacts on their brands.

2 years ago

Understanding the Qatar Ban and Its Implications for Qatar Airways

Understanding the Qatar Ban and Its Implications for Qatar Airways

Colin Nagy

The Qatar diplomatic ban is a nightmare for Qatar Airways. Its routings and market share will undoubtedly suffer in the near and medium term.

2 years ago

Etihad and Emirates Suspend Flights to Qatar as Gulf State Rift Grows

Etihad and Emirates Suspend Flights to Qatar as Gulf State Rift Grows

Associated Press

It is quite rich for Saudi Arabia to claim other states support terrorism. Perhaps now the big three U.S. carriers can stop making equally ironic claims about subsidies and just watch the Gulf carriers fight each other?

2 years ago

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 years 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.

3 years 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.

3 years 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.

3 years 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.

3 years ago