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NEWS Feb 25, 2024 Ethiopian Airlines and Qatar Airways Planes Nearly Collide Over Somalia A mid-air collision was barely avoided over the skies of Somalia following a miscommunication from Air Traffic Control (ATC) on February 24. This incident involved a Qatar Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner and an Ethiopian Airlines Airbus A350-900. Read More →
TRIP REPORTS Feb 13, 2024 Qatar Airways Promotes Doha as Stopover Destination: What Passengers Can See in Doha Qatar Airways will partner with Qatar Tourism to promote Doha as a must-see destination for its passengers. The airline's destination management company, Discover Qatar, will create stopover packages for passengers interested in visiting Qatar. I recommend several attractions for people to visit based on my trips to Doha in December 2023 and January 2024. Read More →
INFORMATIONAL Feb 03, 2024 Which Airports Offer Nonstop Flights to All Six Inhabited Continents? Air travel has enhanced global connectivity over the past several decades. Journeys that would have once taken weeks or months to complete now only take hours. Not even a decade ago, very few airports offered nonstop flights to all six inhabited continents. Today, that number has increased thanks to advancements in aircraft technology. Read More →
NEWS Jan 24, 2024 Former Qatar Airways Chairman Receives 20-Year Jail Sentence for Multiple Crimes Qatar Airways' former Chairman of the Board of Directors was recently handed a jail sentence over various charges. Ali Sharif Al-Emadi has been sentenced to 20 years in prison on account of money laundering. He has been found guilty of laundering over $5.6 billion from unconfirmed origins. In addition to money laundering charges, he has also been charged with bribery, abuse of position and power, and damage to public funds. Read More →
STORIES Dec 19, 2023 Qatar Airways Under Fire For Banning Aviation YouTuber Josh Cahill Qatar Airways, commonly praised for being among the world's best airlines, has recently come under negative spotlight over its reaction to a flight review posted on YouTube. Josh Cahill, a popular aviation YouTuber specializing in airline reviews, published a video titled "The Shocking Decline of Qatar Airways" in August 2023. Qatar Airways reacted furiously to Cahill's video by banning him from the airline and allegedly firing the cabin crew who operated that flight. Read More →
NEWS Dec 01, 2023 Russia Seizes Control of St. Petersburg Airport from Foreign Investors In a recent fiasco, Vladimir Putin signed a decree taking control of St. Petersburg's Pulkovo Airport away from foreign investors, of which German airport operator Fraport and Qatar's sovereign wealth fund Qatar Investment Authority had over 24% ownership. Read More →
NEWS Sep 19, 2023 Freed American Prisoners Return Home: The Importance of Humanitarian Flights The five Americans freed as part of a $6 billion exchange with Iran arrived back in the United States on Monday. This situation highlights the importance of humanitarian flights. Time and time again, aviation has been a major player in facilitating responses to global issues, a topic that we will address today. Read More →
ROUTES Aug 23, 2023 Qatar Airways Cuts Service to Philadelphia Qatar Airways has confirmed that it will cease flying to Philadelphia. The action comes as partner American Airlines moved its Doha flight from New York to Philadelphia. In response, the airline increased its New York frequency to thrice daily. Read More →
NEWS Aug 16, 2023 Qatar Airways Sponsors Formula 1 Qatar Grand Prix and More Qatar Airways will sponsor the Formula 1 Qatar Grand Prix, scheduled from October 6 to 8 at Lusail International Circuit. The airline will also sponsor a rugby match between New Zealand and South Africa taking place on August 25. Both initiatives are part of Qatar Airways' commitment to the sports industry. Read More →
NEWS Aug 13, 2023 Qatar Operates 'Ghost Flights' to Adelaide Through Regulatory Loophole Qatar Airways is operating near-empty 'ghost flights' between Adelaide and Melbourne in order to get around some particular government regulations set by the Australian Government. Read More →