Cargo operations begin at HIA
December 4, 2013
Hamad International Airport (HIA) started cargo operations on December 1, when it received its first Qatar Airways Cargo shipment for Qatar Petroleum from Europe at 10pm.
The new cargo terminal, which is one of the largest in the world, has the capacity to move 5,700 shipments simultaneously and handle 1.4 million tonnes of cargo per annum by 2015, representing a 75 percent increase from the current airport, Qatar Airways said in a statement.
The terminal is built over 77,000 square metres across"...
QA to start four weekly flights to Istanbul’s Sabiha Goِkcen Airport
December 4, 2013
Qatar Airways announced plans to commence four weekly passenger services to Istanbul’s Sabiha Goِkcen Airport from May 22 next year.
Sabiha Goِkcen Airport will become Qatar Airways’ third destination in Turkey after Istanbul Ataturk Airport, which started in 2004 and Ankara since 2010.
The airline now operates 10 flights every week to Istanbul Ataturk Airport and four flights every week to Ankara.
Qatar Airways celebrates 10 years of flying to Moscow
November 30, 2013
Qatar Airways, the national airline of the State of Qatar celebrated 10 years of service to Moscow with a press conference and gala dinner. Qatar Airways is currently operating 12 weekly flights to Russia’s Domodedovo Airport. The Moscow – Doha route is operated with an Airbus 321 aircraft offering 12 seats in Business Class and up to 170 in Economy. Due to popular demand, Qatar Airways’ flights to Moscow grew from 7 to 10 flights per week in February 2010 and again from 10 to 12 weekly flights from September 2013. Russia is also a very popular market for Qatar Executive, the...
New airport is set for ‘soft’ opening in Jan
November 27, 2013
The “soft” opening of the Hamad International Airport (HIA) will take place in January next year, HE the Transport Minister Jassim Seif Ahmed al-Sulaiti said yesterday.
Some flights will be operated from the new airport on a “trial” basis after the soft opening, the minister told journalists after inaugurating the three-day Qatar International Exhibition"...
QA Holidays unveils new packages
November 26, 2013
Qatar Airways Holidays, the leisure division of Qatar Airways, has released its newest “Holidays” brochure with a collection of exciting packages, available from November 2013 until April 2014.
“Qatar Airways Holidays brings a world of destinations to suit the tastes and budget of every holiday maker,” said Qatar Airways Holidays Senior Manager Brett Barclay. “Our vision is to offer exceptional customer experience, service standards and uniqueness in all our packages,"...
Boeing launches 777X with record-breaking orders, strengthens partnerships in the Middle East at the 2013 Dubai Airshow
November 23, 2013
Boeing’s [NYSE:BA] participation at the 2013 Dubai Airshow was marked by the launch of the innovative 777X – the world’s largest and most-efficient twin-engine jetliner – and the announcement of historic orders and new strategic agreements signed with key partners in the Middle East and around the world.
Boeing Chairman, President and Chief Executive"...
Hilton HHonors and Priority Pass Unlock Member Access to 600 VIP Airport Lounges Around the World
November 21, 2013
Hilton HHonors, the loyalty program for Hilton Worldwide’s 10 distinct hotel brands, today announced a new partnership with Priority Pass™, the world’s largest independent airport lounge access program. Through the partnership, which launched today, Hilton HHonors members can earn points for purchasing a Priority Pass membership or redeem HHonors points for a membership subscription. A Priority Pass membership grants Hilton HHonors members access to over 600 airport VIP lounges in more than 100 countries worldwide"...
Pitches Flying High with Turkish Airlines
November 19, 2013
Turkish Airlines recently announced its latest high-flying business venture, Invest on Board. With the new worldwide initiative, investors can now meet startups while onboard sitting in their seats.
Starting this December, Invest On Board will fly 11 startup ideas into the skies via Turkish Airlines in partnership with eTohum, a program which aims to introduce entrepreneurs into the marketplace. Using Turkish Airlines’ in-flight"......
Accor extends its hospitality to Skyview at Dubai Airshow
November 14, 2013
Accor, one of the world’s leading hotel operators, is offering each and everyone an opportunity to watch the world’s best aerial display at the first-ever Skyview, a four-day public event being held alongside the Dubai Airshow. Skyview will take place from 18 to 21 November 2013, between 12 – 6pm at Dubai World Central (DWC), Jebel Ali. The flying displays will commence daily at 2pm.