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5 Things to know if you're Planning a Long Weekend in Qatar

What’s not to love about a long weekend? An extra day off after your busy weekly schedule of appointments, meetings and commitments just to reset and relax. For the well-heeled traveller, it’s a perfect opportunity to change scenes, explore new places and make friends with new faces. With a few long weekends on the horizon, here are five things you should know if you’re planning one in Qatar:    1. Flights If you’re the jet-set type, there are a number of daily flights to choose from. Just hop onto a plane and find yourself in a different country potentially in as little as 70 minutes!   UAE to Qatar - average 1 hour 5 minutes  18 daily direct flights connecting three of the UAE’s major cities 6x daily flights from Dubai  6x daily flights from ......read more

Mehmet Tevfik Nane New Chair of the IATA Board

20 June 2022:  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Pegasus Airlines Vice-Chairperson of the Board (Managing Director) Mehmet Tevfik Nane has assumed his duties as Chair of the IATA Board of Governors (BoG) for a one-year term, effective from the conclusion of the 78th IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Doha, Qatar on 21 June. Nane is the 80th chair of the IATA BoG. He has served on the BoG since 2019. He succeeds JetBlue Airways CEO Robin Hayes, who will continue to serve on the BoG. “I’m honored to take on this position at a time when the industry is emerging from our worst downturn. In addition to maintaining momentum toward re-opening the globe to travel and commerce, we have a very full agenda over the next 12 months. This includes achieving agreement at the ICAO Assembly on a Long ......read more

Travel Recovery Rebuilding Airline Profitability -Resilient Industry Cuts Losses to $9.7 billion

20 June 2022: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced an upgrade to its outlook for the airline industry’s 2022 financial performance as the pace of recovery from the COVID-19 crisis quickens. Forecast highlights include:   • Industry losses are expected to reduce to -$9.7 billion (improved from the October 2021 forecast for an $11.6 billion loss) for a net loss margin of -1.2%. That is a huge improvement from losses of $137.7 billion (-36.0% net margin) in 2020 and $42.1 billion (-8.3% net margin) in 2021.  • Industry-wide profitability in 2023 appears within reach with North America already expected to deliver an $8.8 billion profit in 2022. • Efficiency gains and improving yields are helping airlines to reduce losses even with rising labor and fuel costs (the latter ......read more

Aviation Leaders Assemble in Doha for IATA's 78th AGM

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), announced that leaders of the global aviation industry are gathering in Doha, Qatar, for the 78th IATA Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit (WATS), with Qatar Airways as the host airline. The event (19-21 June) attracts the industry’s most senior leaders from among IATA’s 290 member airlines, as well as leading government officials, strategic partners, equipment suppliers, and media.  “In a few days, Doha will become the aviation capital of the world. The last time we met in Doha, in 2014, we were celebrating the 100th anniversary of the first airline flight. This year’s AGM is another momentous occasion: Airlines are simultaneously recovering from the COVID-19 crisis, setting the path to achieving net zero carbon emissions by ......read more

Pay with Visa, fly with Qatar Airways and win FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ package thanks to Visa and Qatar Airways

Get up to 12% savings on your Qatar Airways flight along with a chance to win a complimentary FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ package  13 lucky winners will win a trip of a lifetime to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™  The promotion will run for flights booked and travelled by 31st August 2022 15 June 2022  DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways passengers who are Visa cardholders in Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, UAE and Pakistan are being rewarded with the chance to win special savings and prizes, including a fantastic FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ package thanks to Visa and Qatar Airways. The package includes match tickets along with 3-4 nights of hotel accommodation in Qatar. Some of the packages offered as prizes include airline tickets to / from Qatar. In time for making travel plans for this summer, ......read more

Zamzam.com signs MoU with AlBirr Society in KSA

The agreement will see the online portal provide IT development services to the charitable association Riyadh, KSA, 19 April 2022: Zamzam.com, the online portal facilitating Umrah booking services in the region, announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with AlBirr Charitable Society in Makkah Al Mukarramah. The MoU aims to help develop the Information Technology Unit at the association and was signed by the CEO of Zamzam.com, Mr. Omar Siraj Akbar, and Mr. Hisham Abderrahman Shilly, Vice Chairman of the Board of the AlBirr Charitable Society in Makkah Al Mukarramah. As part of its commitment to the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 to provide support to the society, and within the framework of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)  initiatives, Zamzam.com joins hands with the first charitable association in ......read more

Qatar Airways Cargo Announces Chapter 3 of WeQare – Let's Stand Together

Qatar Airways Cargo continues its commitment by launching Chapter 3 of its WeQare programme, "Let's Stand Together". Chapter 3 involves a big donation drive that seeks to gather donations in kind for children, from April 26 to May 10 2022.   DOHA, Qatar – Commitment, care and charity means a lot to Qatar Airways Cargo. The success of the first two chapters of the WeQare programme demonstrated it very well. Chapter 1, “One Million Kilos” launched in July 2020 led the way by providing the free transport of 1 million kilos of humanitarian aid and medical equipment to charitable organisations. As for Chapter 2, “Rewild the Planet”, Qatar Airways Cargo committed to preserve wildlife and endangered animals and to transport them back to their natural habitat free of charge. Aware of the ......read more

Air Cargo Growth Continues in February, up 2.9%

07 April 2022:  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air cargo markets showing that demand increased in February despite a challenging operating backdrop.    Several factors benefitted air cargo in February compared to January. On the demand side, manufacturing activity ramped-up quickly after the early February Lunar New Year holiday. Capacity was positively influenced by the general and progressive relaxation of COVID-19 travel restrictions, reduced flight cancellations due to Omicron-related factors (outside of Asia), and fewer winter weather operational disruptions. Note: We are returning to year-on-year traffic comparisons, instead of comparisons with the 2019 period, unless otherwise noted. Cargo demand is tracking above pre-COVID-19 levels, although capacity is ......read more

Qatar Airways Cargo is the first to use Gaussin's zero-emission innovation: the AMDT FULL ELEC

Gaussin and Qatar Airways Cargo are pleased to announce the successful testing and commissioning of the AMDT FULL ELEC automotive multi-directional transporter for air cargo pallets, with production under way for delivery in Q2 2022. This multi-directional transporter for airport cargo operations has been developed by Gaussin in close collaboration with Qatar Aviation Services Cargo (the cargo ground handling subsidiary of Qatar Airways Group). It is zero-emissions, 100% electric and compatible with all types of unit load devices (ULDs).  It has a payload of up to 7 tonnes, a battery life of up to 6 hours and is rechargeable, allowing 24/7 use. The AMDT FULL ELEC serial production version will be locally assembled, in Qatar. Capable of operating both inside and outside of the cargo terminal within minimal space, the AMDT ......read more

Qatar Airways Launches Special Ramadan Offers

Passengers can enjoy up to 20 per cent discounts and earn double Qpoints in First and Business Class   30, March 2022 DOHA, Qatar — Qatar Airways is pleased to offer special fares to mark the Holy Month of Ramadan. Qatar Airways passengers can enjoy discounts of up to 20 per cent and receive double Qpoints in First and Business Class.  Create memories with your loved ones and book your tickets through qatarairways.com/ramadan, via Qatar Airways sales offices, or from preferred travel agents by 5 April 2022 to take advantage of discounts on flights to Qatar Airways’ expanding network of almost 150 destinations, for travel until 30 September 2022.  Qatar Airways Senior Vice President - Qatar, Mr. Ehab Amin said: “As the holy month of Ramadan approaches, we understand the importance this special ......read more

78th IATA AGM to Take Place in Doha, Qatar

26, March 2022:  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the 78th Annual General Meeting (AGM) and World Air Transport Summit will take place 19-21 June 2022 in Doha, Qatar, hosted by Qatar Airways. This will be the second time that the global gathering of aviation’s top leaders will be held in Qatar; the first being in 2014. Originally, the 78th IATA Annual General Meeting and World Air Transport Summit were planned for the same dates in Shanghai, People’s Republic of China, hosted by China Eastern Airlines. The decision to change the venue reflects continuing COVID-19 related restrictions on travel to China. “It is deeply disappointing that we are not able to meet in Shanghai as planned. In the meantime, we are pleased to be returning to the dynamic aviation hub of Doha and ......read more

Progress in Opening the World to Travel

17 March 2022:  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the increasing momentum towards re-opening of borders and relaxation of travel restrictions, as COVID-19 moves into the endemic phase.  An IATA survey of travel restrictions for the world’s top 50 air travel markets (comprising 88% of international demand in 2019 as measured by revenue passenger kilometers) revealed the growing access available to vaccinated travelers:   • 25 markets representing 38% of 2019 international demand are open to vaccinated travelers without quarantine measures or testing requirements—up from 18 markets (28% of 2019 international demand) in mid-February. • 38 markets representing 65% of 2019 international demand are ......read more

Qatar Airways Celebrates Mother's Day by Offering an Exclusive Promotion of up to 25 Per Cent Discount

The promotion offers discounted fares on tickets purchased from 15 to 21 March for travel until 30 September 2022 14 March 2022, DOHA, Qatar – In celebration of Mother’s Day, we are pleased to offer 25 per cent off on all-inclusive Premium and Economy Class fares to almost 150 destinations worldwide. The 7-day promotion will run from 15 - 21 March, for travel up to 30 September 2022. Tickets can be booked online through qatarairways.com, via Qatar Airways sales offices, or from preferred travel agents.  Qatar Airways Senior Vice President- Qatar, Mr. Ehab Amin said: “We are delighted to celebrate this occasion by offering an exclusive promotion for our passengers to enjoy. Through the discounted fares, we strive to enable our customers to create unique memories for their mothers, as part of our ongoing ......read more

Qatar Airways Cargo Teams Up with Cainiao to Launch a Weekly Charter Flight Linking China and Brazil

Cainiao partners with Qatar Airways Cargo to support e-commerce growth in South America with the launch of a weekly Boeing 777 freighter service linking Hong Kong (HKG), China, and São Paulo (GRU), Brazil.   DOHA, Qatar:   Cainiao Network (Cainiao), the logistics arm of Alibaba Group, announced the partnership with Qatar Airways Cargo to launch a weekly charter flight from Hong Kong (HKG), China, to São Paulo (GRU), Brazil, and serve one of Cainiao’s fastest growing e-commerce destinations in Latin America. On 5 March, the first Cainiao chartered Boeing 777 freighter departed Hong Kong Airport (HKG) at 6.45 p.m. UTC, headed for Guarulhos Airport (GRU), São Paulo, Brazil, with a tech stop at Qatar Airways Cargo’s hub in Doha, Qatar. The cargo on board included online retail products such as ......read more

Air Passenger Numbers to Recover in 2024

2, March 2022: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) expects overall traveler numbers to reach 4.0 billion in 2024 (counting multi-sector connecting trips as one passenger), exceeding pre-COVID-19 levels (103% of the 2019 total). Expectations for the shape of the near-term recovery have shifted slightly, reflecting the evolution of government-imposed travel restrictions in some markets. The overall picture presented in the latest update to IATA’s long-term forecast, however, is unchanged from what was expected in November, prior to the Omicron variant.    “The trajectory for the recovery in passenger numbers from COVID-19 was not changed by the Omicron variant. People want to travel. And when travel restrictions are lifted, they return to the skies. There is still a long way to go to reach a ......read more

Love is in the Air with Qatar Airways Cargo

Planning, preparation, and – above all – commitment is what Qatar Airways Cargo puts into ensuring that people around the world can share their love on Valentine’s Day.   DOHA, Qatar – That bunch of red roses that appears on your desk from an apparent “anonymous admirer”, those flowers you carefully select to take home to the special person at your side, the single-stemmed rose between the Flamenco Dancer’s teeth at a romantic, candle-lit dinner later that evening… There is a good chance these flowers were among the 60 million roses flown out of Ecuador, Colombia, and Kenya, on board of one of the many Qatar Airways Cargo special charters and flights networking the world in the run-up to this year’s Valentine’s Day. You are always on my mind Whereas the big day ......read more

Qatar Airways Welcomes National Sport Day with a Special Promotion

The airline is offering up to 35 per cent off on all-inclusive Premium and Economy Class fares to more than 140 destinations worldwide    Passengers booking tickets during the promotion period will have a chance to attend the opening match of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ & more     07 February 2022 - DOHA, Qatar: In celebration of the Qatar National Sport Day, Qatar Airways is offering up to 35 per cent off on all-inclusive Premium and Economy Class fares to more than 140 destinations worldwide and a chance to win great prizes.   The five-day promotion will run from 7-11 February, for travel until 31 October 2022. To take advantage of this offer, passengers must book their tickets on qatarairways.com/QSD, visit any local Qatar Airways sales office or visit their ......read more

Qatar Airways Cargo Launches a CO2 Emission Calculator

Qatar Airways Cargo customers can now determine their shipments’ carbon emissions via an online emission calculator, as the airline works on developing a fully integrated carbon offsetting solution.   DOHA, Qatar:  Environmental sustainability and decarbonisation in particular are central to Qatar Airways Cargo’s corporate strategy. In November 2021, it became the first cargo airline to join the IATA CO2NNECT platform and has since been working on developing a fully integrated carbon offsetting solution for its customers. The initial milestone was recently reached with the introduction of a cargo carbon emission calculator.  Qatar Airways Cargo customers interested in knowing the environmental impact of their shipments being transported on the airline’s network, now have access to this simple carbon ......read more

Qatar Airways Launches a Global Sale Campaign in Celebration of its 25th Anniversary

Award-winning airline offers special savings for up to 25 per cent on Premium and Economy Cabin to more than 140 destinations The airline also rewards passengers joining Privilege Club with 2,500 bonus Qmiles instantly DOHA, Qatar – January 10, 2022:  Qatar Airways celebrates its 25th Anniversary by launching a Global Sales campaign for passengers in Doha, offering great savings of up to 25 per cent on flight tickets. This is in addition to special savings on seat selection, extra baggage allowance, hotel bookings and car rental, for a seven-day campaign period starting 10 January 2022.  Passengers joining the airline’s award-winning loyalty programme, Privilege Club, using the enrolment promo code FLYQR22, will instantly earn an additional 2,500 bonus Qmiles in celebration of Qatar Airways 25th ......read more

Qatar Airways Renews Sponsorship with Qatar Football Association for Two More Seasons

The World’s Best Airline extends its commitment to supporting the current champions of Asia, ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Qatar Airways Holidays offers international football fans tailor-made packages for once-in-a-lifetime experience during the upcoming FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021™ 16 November 2021 - DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways signed today a partnership agreement with Qatar Football Association (QFA), demonstrating its commitment as the Official Airline Sponsor of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup champions.  The contract renewal will see the country’s national carrier partner with QFA for the 2021/22 and 2022/23 seasons, ahead of the much-anticipated FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™. To commemorate this partnership, both Qatar Airways GCEO, H.E. Mr. Akbar Al Baker, and Sheikh Hamad bin ......read more

Qatar Airways Cargo and ECS Group Celebrate One Year of Serving Lyon

Since its first flight on 17SEP20, the leading international cargo airline, together with ECS Group, the world’s largest integrated GSSA, has flown more than 5 million kilos out of Lyon, France Doha,  Qatar – September 29, 2021:  From zero to 211 flights in just 12 months: Qatar Airways Cargo, the world’s leading cargo airline, and ECS Group, the world’s largest integrated GSSA, celebrate their first year of air cargo services out of Lyon (LYS), France. Initially planned as a new Qatar Airways passenger service destination for the summer of 2020, prior to the upheaval of the COVID-19 pandemic, Lyon was instead subsequently set up from scratch and in record time as a highly successful cargo gateway. Four times a week, a flexible mix of passenger-to-cargo conversions (B777-300, A350-900, B787-9, ......read more

Qatar Airways Cargo Receives an Award for the Highest Cargo Uplift from Nepal

The award emphasises the crucial role played by the cargo carrier in supporting trade in Nepal     August 25, 2021:  Qatar Airways Cargo, the world’s leading air cargo carrier was awarded by Nepal Freight Forwarders Association (NEFFA) for achieving the highest export tonnage (2850 tonnes) out of the country for 2020. The award was handed over in Kathmandu during the annual Nepal Cargo Day celebration organised by NEFFA on 29 July 2021.    The awards are held every year by the association to honour the top three carriers for their roles in supporting the country’s exports. Qatar Airways Cargo has been securing the first position for the highest uplift from Nepal for more than a decade.   Mr. Guillaume Halleux, Chief Officer Cargo at Qatar Airways Cargo commented: “I ......read more

Qatar Airways Cargo Expands the Implementation of WebCargo by Freightos across all its Regions

• Till date, the cargo carrier introduced eBookings by WebCargo in Europe, South Africa and the USA   Qatar Airways Cargo announces the further rollout of third-party eBooking platform, WebCargo by Freightos across the rest of the world*, effective 23 August 2021.  Forwarders in the carrier’s worldwide network will be able to place eBookings from both, its online and offline origins with access to live rates and capacity on the WebCargo platform. This will enhance their booking experience with the airline, resulting in higher efficiencies and real-time responses for availability.    Qatar Airways Chief Officer Cargo, Mr. Guillaume Halleux said: “Within a short span of six months, we will complete our global rollout of WebCargo by Freightos on 23 August and I am proud of all our teams ......read more

Qatar Airways Cargo and WiseTech Global Implement Direct Data Connection

• The direct data connection is another of Qatar Airways Cargo’s digitalisation projects and extends CargoWise’s direct airline integrations  • The direct data connection reduces risk, complexity and costs for forwarders as well as airlines   August 11, 2021:  Qatar Airways Cargo, the world’s leading air cargo carrier, and WiseTech Global, a leading provider of software solutions to the logistics industry, have commenced implementation of an extensive direct data connection between their global operating systems  The direct data connection between WiseTech’s leading CargoWise platform and Qatar Airways Cargo management system, CROAMIS, streamlines the exchange of critical operational data that reduces risk, complexity and costs for forwarders as well as ......read more

Qatar Airways Cargo Becomes a Member of Cool Chain Association

The airline along with Cool Chain Association members will deliver concrete solutions to improve the cool chain  The membership aligns with the airline’s sustainability programme, WeQare as Cool Chain Association aims to reduce food wastage through cool chain integrity and stakeholder involvement    July 28, 2021:  Qatar Airways Cargo has extended its cool chain industry partnerships by joining Cool Chain Association (CCA), a non-profit organisation, effective 28 July 2021. Founded in 2003, the association aims to reduce food wastage and improve the quality, efficiency and value of the temperature sensitive supply chain by facilitating and enabling vertical and horizontal collaboration, education and innovation amongst its members and stakeholders. Guillaume Halleux, Chief Officer Cargo at Qatar ......read more

Qatar Airways Cargo Rolls Out WebCargo by Freightos throughout the United States of America

• The world’s largest cargo airline will provide forwarders in the USA with real-time pricing, capacity, and eBookings via WebCargo Qatar Airways Cargo announces the further roll out of third-party eBooking platform WebCargo by Freightos across the United States of America*, effective 19 July 2021.    Forwarders in the USA will be able to conduct eBookings with access to live rates and available capacity on the WebCargo platform. This will further improve their booking experience with the airline, resulting in higher efficiencies and instant responses for confirmation.  The cargo carrier has an extensive network in the United States spanning 12 cities with 145 weekly flights, thus offering customers more than 4,700 tonnes of cargo capacity every week.   Qatar Airways Chief Officer Cargo, ......read more

Calm Haven for Seafarers at Hamad International Airport Passes 50,000 Visitors in Under Seven Months

• Mariner Lounge in Doha has ceremonial opening to mark International Maritime Organization’s Day of the Seafarer 2021, with hundreds given free flight upgrades as part of commemoration • Qatar Airways has transported more than 380,000 seafarers and offshore workers since April 2020 for repatriation and crew change   July 01, 2021:  The world’s first airport lounge for the exclusive use of seafarers and offshore workers has surpassed more than 50,000 visitors since it opened its doors in late 2020 and to mark the International Maritime Organization’s “Day of the Seafarer”, Qatar Airways held a ceremonial opening event. Located at Qatar Airways’ hub at Hamad International Airport in Doha, the Mariner Lounge was officially opened by the Group Chief Executive of Qatar ......read more

Sealine Beach Resort Stands Nominated for a Slew of Travel Destination Awards

Doha, Qatar – 29, June 2021: Sealine Beach, A Murwab Resort, and Qatar’s first leisure destination have been nominated for a number of travel destination accolades at the 2021 International Travel Awards. The prestigious annual International Awards celebrate the best of travel, tourism, and hospitality worldwide. Qatar’s first leisure destination and today one of the most popular tourist spots, Sealine Beach Resort offers its guests a haven of comfort and luxury emboldened by diverse experiences. As such, the resort has been nominated under Qatar’s Best Desert Resort 2021, Qatar’s Best Family Beach Resort 2021, and Qatar’s Best Ocean View Resort 2021. Commenting on the nomination, Mr. Ahmad Al-Abdullah, Acting General Manager at Sealine Beach Resort, stated: “We are proud to be ......read more

Qatar Airways Cargo Launches WebCargo by Freightos throughout the European* Region

June 28, 2021:  The world’s largest cargo airline will provide forwarders in Europe with real-time pricing, capacity, and eBookings via WebCargo  Since the launch in February 2021, Qatar Airways Cargo has received a large number of eBookings via the platform Qatar Airways Cargo announces that WebCargo by Freightos will be introduced across the European region* effective 30 June 2021. Forwarders will be able to conduct eBookings with access to live rates and available capacity on the WebCargo platform. With the implementation of WebCargo across Europe, the total count of countries in the airline’s network on the platform will increase to 32. This will allow customers to further digitalise their experience with the airline in the region, resulting in more process efficiencies and faster market ......read more

Qatar Airways Cargo Offers its Customers Envirotainer's Innovative Releye® RLP Container for Pharma Transport

Equipped with intelligent cargo protection and unsurpassed autonomy, these containers provide cost efficiency and outstanding environmental performance, in line with the carrier’s sustainability goals.   June 23, 2021:  Qatar Airways Cargo announces the approval of Envirotainer’s latest innovation – The Releye® RLP container. With the newest addition to its range of temperature-controlled containers, the airline now offers 16 temperature-controlled container leasing options for life science and health care products to maintain a secure and seamless cool chain. It has been already offering customers Envirotainer’s RAP and RKN active pharma containers since 2014. Guillaume Halleux, Chief Officer Cargo at Qatar Airways said, “We are committed to provide our customers the best solutions. A ......read more

Qatar Airways and Amadeus to Strengthen Distribution and IT partnership

June 02, 2021:  Qatar Airways intends to expand its long-term partnership with Amadeus, embracing NDC solutions to enhance its retailing capabilities Many travelers are looking forward to quenching their desire to travel in the months ahead. With customer service taking on a whole new meaning, airlines have an opportunity to create new offers and services that boost travelers’ confidence as they welcome them back. An airline that understands this exceptionally well is Qatar Airways. Confronting the challenges posed by COVID-19 head-on, the innovative and leading airline is set to come out stronger from this crisis having not lost any sight of customer needs nor time in accelerating its growth strategy.  Understanding the critical value of the travel agency channel to enable its ambitious growth plans, the airline ......read more

WeQare: Qatar Airways Cargo Returns Seven Rescued Lions To Their Natural Habitat For Free

May 05, 2021:  By helping the NGO Warriors of Wildlife (WOW), Qatar Airways Cargo kept its promise to fly lions to their natural habitat for free. It took six months of hard work involving no less than a dozen departments and over 50 employees to ensure a successful operation. On Thursday, April 29, the Kouga and Swinburne nature reserves in South Africa welcomed three lions, one lioness and three cubs. This involved a three-day trip from Kiev to Doha and Johannesburg so that the lions could walk on grass for the first time in their lives. All are in good health.  Transporting wild animals back to their natural environment for free at the request of wildlife protection bodies is a promise made by Qatar Airways Cargo as part its “Rewild the Planet” initiative. This is Chapter 2 of the airline’s WeQare ......read more

Qatar Airways Cargo's Milestone Vaccine Transport Demonstrates its Care and Commitment to People

Qatar -  March 10, 2021:   The leading air cargo carrier is supporting UNICEF to transport COVID-19 vaccines to several countries across the world. The cargo carrier is committed to helping and ensuring the safety of communities as part of its sustainability programme WeQare.  Qatar Airways Cargo remains committed to supporting the logistics around the global vaccination plan. The cargo carrier recently  surpassed a milestone  with 10 million COVID-19 vaccines transported, including COVID-19 vaccines for UNICEF as part of the five-year MoU to support UNICEF’s Humanitarian Airfreight Initiative.  The airline has played a significant role throughout the pandemic and is committed to helping people and giving back to communities, in alignment with its sustainability programme. Since December ......read more

Women Are Flying High in Aviation, but We Must Do Better

We are Chief Executive Officers, C-level executives, Chairs, Founders, Vice-Presidents, managers, employees. We are business workers who strive to benefit our industry. We are determined, we are brave and bold, we are negotiators, and we are experts. But there is still much work to be done to achieve the balance we need, particularly when it comes to gender diversity at senior levels. Our industry offers a wealth of possibilities, it is innovative, and it is changing. It is diverse and it welcomes skills and drive. Women not only belong in our industry, they are essential to it. Let’s remind ourselves: since 1910, we have marked 8 March as a day on which we remember past struggles for women’s rights and in particular to reduce the inequalities women face compared to men.  This day reminds us ......read more

Qatar Airways Conducts its 12th Annual Disabled Aircraft Recovery Exercise at Doha International Airport

The award-winning airline is only airline in Middle East and Africa region to own and operate the state-of-the-art Aircraft Recovery Kit equipment, capable of lifting the weight of an Airbus A380 aircraft  The annual simulated Disabled Aircraft Recovery Exercise took place on a grounded Airbus A340-600 aircraft at Doha International Airport from 28 February to 4 March 2021 March 03, 2021 - DOHA, Qatar:  Qatar Airways has held its 12th annual simulated Disabled Aircraft Recovery (QDAR) Exercise on a grounded Airbus A340-600 aircraft using the airline’s state-of-the-art Aircraft Recovery Kit, at Doha International Airport from 28 February to 4 March 2021. The award-winning airline is the only airline in the Middle East and Africa to operate the equipment, and one of just 12 International Airlines Technical ......read more

Qatar Airways Named World's Best Airline by Leading Online Travel Agent eDreams

Recognition for the airline across key metrics including refunds, ticket flexibility, reliability and safety   2 March 2021 - DOHA, Qatar:  Qatar Airways has been acknowledged for its performance during the global pandemic as the best airline in the world by eDreams, one of Europe’s largest online travel agents. The accolade drew on feedback from over 61,000 customers across 667 airlines awarding marks for service quality not only on board, but throughout each customer touchpoint, including flight refunds, reliability, ticket flexibility, value for money, overall experience and safety.    Qatar Airways topped the rating with a score of 4.4 / 5, reflecting the range of measures to support customers and trade partners during the pandemic, including the most flexible booking and refunds ......read more

ECS Group has been Appointed as Qatar Airways Cargo's GSA in the United Arab Emirates

Qatar, United Arab Emirates -  February 22, 2021:   As of February 21, ECS Group, the leading GSSA, with its established presence in the region and strong partnership with the airline in over 20 countries, is supervising the management of cargo capacity via its subsidiary Globe Air Cargo. Qatar Airways operates fourteen weekly flights from Dubai and daily flights from Abu Dhabi. In preparation for this much awaited recommencement of cargo sales and bookings in the United Arab Emirates, ECS has bolstered its local teams, with a dedicated team supervising the scheduled flights seven days a week. Said Ehab Matta, Senior Manager Regional Cargo – Indian subcontinent, Middle East and Pakistan “We are delighted to be able to count on ECS Group, with who we share our values of service excellence and ......read more

Qatar Airways Cargo Joins Hands with UNICEF to Support Prioritisation of COVID-19 Vaccines and Critical Supplies

Qatar - February 18, 2021:   The carrier is committed to support UNICEF in the global effort aimed at equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines. Utilising its QR Pharma product, the cargo carrier will offer controlled cool chain for rapid transportation of vaccines and critical supplies. Qatar Airways Cargo, the freight division of Qatar Airways has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with UNICEF for a five-year period to support UNICEF’s Humanitarian Airfreight Initiative. Through this initiative, Qatar Airways Cargo will work closely with UNICEF and its freight forwarders to prioritise the transport of vaccines, medicines, medical devices and critical supplies utilising its extensive global network and capacity. Through its QR Pharrma product, Qatar Airways Cargo will offer controlled cool chain and ......read more

Qatar Airways Cargo Announces Chapter 2 of WeQare, Rewild the Planet

Qatar-  February 01, 2021:   The world’s leading cargo carrier commits to fly wild animals back to where they belong, at no cost. Chapter 2 is part of WeQare, the carrier’s sustainability programme. Qatar Airways Cargo announces Chapter 2 of its sustainability programme WeQare: Rewild the Planet. The cargo carrier is committed to preserving wildlife and endangered animals and has pledged to transport these animals back to their natural habitat free of charge.  Guillaume Halleux, Qatar Airways Chief Officer Cargo said, “We are concerned about the legacy we leave for the future generation. As the world’s leading cargo carrier, we strongly believe in giving back to the community and protecting our environment. We all know that animals have an important role to play in preserving ecological ......read more

Qatar Airways Resumes Flights to Cairo in Egypt

The national carrier of the State of Qatar has touched down in Cairo for the first time since 2017    The airline will operate daily flights to Cairo with a state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner   19 January 2021 - DOHA, Qatar:   Qatar Airways today resumed flights to Cairo in the Arab Republic of Egypt with a daily service. QR1301 departed Hamad International Airport to Cairo International Airport at 15:15 local time and landed at its destination at 17:40 local time. The flight was operated by Qatar Airways’ state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner.   Later this month, Qatar Airways will resume flights to Alexandria on Monday 25 January (QR1317 will depart from DOH at 15:15 and will land at HBE at 17:50). Qatar Airways passengers travelling from Egypt can now enjoy seamless ......read more

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The region’s largest wellness resort advocates for personal well-being to go hand-in-hand with the well-being of our environment, delivering on this pledge through leveraging Qatar’s distinct biodiversity and ecosystem throughout all its offering.   Doha, Qatar – 16 December 2021: Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som, the region’s largest wellness resort and the ......read more

Qatar Airways Cargo Is Giving Back to the Communities Through Weqare, Its Sustainability Project…

United Arab Emirates -  January 07, 2021:  The world’s leading cargo carrier introduced its sustainability project, WeQare, that consists of a series of positive and impactful actions in the form of chapters. These actions are based on the core pillars of sustainability - environment, society, economy and culture. They are being implemented at all levels of the cargo ......read more

Kirsten de Bruijn Joins Qatar Airways Cargo…

Qatar,  September 29, 2020:  Qatar Airways Cargo is delighted to announce that Kirsten de Bruijn has joined the Airline in the capacity of Senior Vice President, Cargo Sales and Network Planning.   An Air Cargo veteran with 13 years of experience in management in the air cargo industry, she shares Qatar Airways belief that the pace of change brought about by recent global ......read more

Qatar Airways Group Organises Efforts to Send Almost 100 Tonnes of Essential Supplies from Doha to ...…

The national carrier of the State of Qatar partnered with Qatar Charity, Monoprix Qatar and Talabat to enable citizens and residents of Qatar to donate supplies The scheme follows a similar initiative that Qatar Airways organised to donate essential supplies to Lebanon last month   Doha, Qatar – September 20, 2020: Qatar Airways in partnership with Qatar Charity, Monoprix ......read more

Flexibility in Visa Rules, Enhanced Health Precautions for Students Travelling to the UK for New ...…

• Health precautions introduced throughout the visa application system, including the doorstep ‘On Demand Mobile Visa’ service available for student visa customers.  • UK Visas and Immigration has introduced greater flexibility in visa rules, allowing students to apply for visas when they are able to travel to the UK, rather than at the start of their ......read more

Qatar Airways Cargo Ships 1 Million Kilos for Charities. Free of charge.…

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 14, 2020:   Qatar Airways Cargo is taking action like no other airline before and playing an active role in building tomorrow’s world. The world’s largest cargo airline is committed to helping people in need through its ‘1 Million Kilos’ campaign : From July to the end of December, charities will be able to use the services of ......read more

Travellers Should ‘Wear to Care' in the New Normal says WTTC…

Mandatory mask wearing will protect travellers and workers People need to learn to live with COVID-19 until a vaccine is widely available July 11, 2020:  The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has called upon all travellers to don protective face masks to show they ‘wear to care’ in the new normal of travelling. As countries transition from lockdowns to ......read more

Majority of G.C.C. Travel Agents Envisage a Return to International Travel by August/September…

Intra-Middle East travel demand as a region expected to perform best, with The Maldives ranked as number 1 standalone destination for expected demand   09, June 2020 – In a survey conducted by AVIAREPS of 94 of the Gulf Countries (G.C.C.) leading outbound travel agencies, demand for outbound travel from the G.C.C. is expected to return from August/September 2020, with a ......read more

After April Passenger Demand Trough, First Signals of Uptick…

June 04, 2020:  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that demand for air services is beginning to recover after hitting bottom in April. Passenger demand in April (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs), plunged 94.3% compared to April 2019, as the COVID-19-related travel restrictions virtually shut down domestic and international air travel. This is a rate ......read more

Urgent Implementation of ICAO COVID-19 Guidelines Needed…

2 June 2020:  The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged governments to quickly implement the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO’s) global guidelines for restoring air connectivity.    Today, the ICAO Council approved Takeoff: Guidance for Air Travel through the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis (Takeoff). This is an authoritative and ......read more

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