Qatar Airways has expanded its operations in Nigeria by boosting the number of flights to daily services and upgrading aircraft on the Doha - Lagos route to three-class Airbus A340-600s.The new daily service replaces the two-class Airbus A330-200s on the route. The state-of-the-art A340-600s feature eight First Class seats in a 1-2-1 configuration, together with First Class lounges for premium passengers to relax and unwind.
Qatar Airways, voted “World’s Leading Business Class” at the 2008 World Travel Awards, has began the roll out of inflight mobile facilities by signing an agreement with OnAir for the installation of Mobile OnAir inflight passenger communications services on board its single-aisle fleet of 22 Airbus jets. However it will be not allowing phone calls for the time being.Passengers will be able to stay connected inflight using their own mobile phones or BlackBerry-type devices to send and receive text messages and emails, and access the internet. They will also be able to access the internet using their own laptops fitted with GSM data cards.
Beginning in May, US Airways customers will be able to enjoy seamless travel between the United States and Qatar, thanks to a new codeshare agreement between Qatar Airways and US Airways. The agreement is subject to both United States and foreign government approval. A filing in support of the carriers’ new agreement was submitted to the U.S. Department of Transportation this week.
Qatar Airways has confirmed plans to launch scheduled flights to Australia and further expand its operations in India and Europe with new routes from the start of the Northern Winter 2009 schedules.
Qatar Airways has reduced its fuel surcharge on flights in its international network. Passengers purchasing tickets to and from destinations served by the Doha-based airline will now be able to take advantage of the new lower supplements.
Qatar Airways has taken delivery of its second Boeing 777-200 Long Range aircraft. This latest delivery takes Qatar Airways’ fleet size to 67 aircraft. The airline has officially named the aircraft “Gaza” in what it says is “solidarity with civilian victims in the recent conflict in Gaza.”
Qatar Airways has announced the official launch of the airline’s Chinese-language website (qatarairways.com/cn).The new website offers convenient online flight booking services courtesy of its advanced internet technology. This allows Chinese consumers to purchase their tickets online, in their own language, to anywhere on Qatar Airways’ global network.
Qatar Airways has expanded its operations to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by increasing frequency between Doha and Jeddah, Riyadh and Dammam.
Qatar Airways has taken delivery of first Boeing 777-200 Long Range aircraft, which made its maiden journey from Seattle to Doha in just under 15 hours. The aircraft - Qatar Airways’ sixth Boeing 777 - takes the airline’s fleet size to 66 aircraft, in just the airline’s 12th year in operation.
Brett Mcdougall, Regonal Manager UK, Qatar Airways speaks to Breaking Travel News at World Travel Market 2008
Qatar Airways has announced an increase in capacity on its Doha-Bahrain route with the addition of five flights a week, beginning June 1.
Qatar Airways has unveiled its next generation inflight entertainment system onboard its newly-delivered Boeing 777 aircraft offering every passenger more than 700 entertainment options.