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Tag archives: Qatar Airways

Oops, why non-stops to Europe aren’t going to ‘kill’ Middle East hubs

Oops, why non-stops to Europe aren’t going to ‘kill’ Middle East hubs

Ben Sandilands October 17, 2017 21 Comments

Airbus makes it clear that the Middle East is a huge growth zone not just a place to refuel, or interrupt a flight to Europe

Emirates shelves its enthusiasm for lots of shiny new Airbuses or Boeings

Emirates shelves its enthusiasm for lots of shiny new Airbuses or Boeings

Ben Sandilands September 10, 2017 33 Comments

Emirates gives fair warning that rapid expansion is part of a glorious past

Canberra contest heats up as Qatar confirms and Singapore adjusts flights

Canberra contest heats up as Qatar confirms and Singapore adjusts flights

Ben Sandilands July 23, 2017 25 Comments

The competitive tensions between the flag carriers, and hub airports, of Qatar and Singapore have come to Canberra, Australia

Your Qatar Airways flights need to be checked, now!

Your Qatar Airways flights need to be checked, now!

Ben Sandilands June 6, 2017 28 Comments

Rich but tiny Qatar has seen its airline operations severely disrupted by a sudden dispute with its ME neighbours over alleged support for terrorists

Emirates drops A380s Sydney-Auckland but wait, there will be more news soon

Emirates drops A380s Sydney-Auckland but wait, there will be more news soon

Ben Sandilands June 1, 2017 8 Comments

No Sydney-Auckland A380s could be just a curtain raiser to further Emirates initiatives

Etihad doubles up on Sydney A380 flights from October 29

Etihad doubles up on Sydney A380 flights from October 29

Ben Sandilands April 26, 2017 2 Comments

Etihad's move to all A380 flights at Sydney underlines seat shortages caused by airport's limitations

US curbs on Middle East carriers continue to backfire

US curbs on Middle East carriers continue to backfire

Ben Sandilands April 25, 2017 7 Comments

The Trump administrations pandering to anti Middle East carrier lobbying hasn't stopped Etihad and now Qatar Airways from growing their US routes

Emirates trims US flights, what could it trim next?

Emirates trims US flights, what could it trim next?

Ben Sandilands April 20, 2017 20 Comments

The madness in America in relation to only those lithium ion batteries used on major ME carriers is starting to hurt a big Boeing customer

Laptop ban confounds airlines, safety experts, risks causing air disasters

Laptop ban confounds airlines, safety experts, risks causing air disasters

Ben Sandilands March 22, 2017 26 Comments

Banning laptops on successful ME airlines flying to America may have unintended and lethal consequences

Qatar Airways predicts long haul low cost airlines will fail

Qatar Airways predicts long haul low cost airlines will fail

Ben Sandilands March 14, 2017 19 Comments

While Emirates seems a bit gloomy about the future, Qatar has cornered the market in airline optimism

Qatar reveals a big cube shaped suite for biz class pax

Qatar reveals a big cube shaped suite for biz class pax

Ben Sandilands March 9, 2017 1 Comment

Another contest between the top airlines for top dollar flyers has been set in play by Qatar Airways

Etihad and Lufthansa move ever closer together against .. who?

Etihad and Lufthansa move ever closer together against .. who?

Ben Sandilands December 17, 2016 2 Comments

There is a change of rhetoric going on between Lufthansa and Etihad that might remind us of Qantas and Emirates before they became best friends

Qatar Airways humiliates US engine maker Pratt & Whitney

Qatar Airways humiliates US engine maker Pratt & Whitney

Ben Sandilands December 13, 2016 3 Comments

Memo to aerospace sector from Qatar Airways: More design and engineering excellence and less PR bullsh*t, or else

Qatar Airways says it’s coming to Canberra, ready or not

Qatar Airways says it’s coming to Canberra, ready or not

Ben Sandilands November 29, 2016 5 Comments

Gooood morning Canbra! Get up and get serious about making more airlines welcome

US takes no action against Middle East global carriers

US takes no action against Middle East global carriers

Ben Sandilands August 3, 2016 6 Comments

The US decision has implications for attempts in Australia to ban or restrict Middle East carriers like Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways

Emirates goes double daily Perth A380s from today

Ben Sandilands August 1, 2016 18 Comments

Airbus A380s continue to give Emirates exceptional market success in supposedly unlikely places

Leaner, greener, quieter, the first A320 NEO in service exceeds targets

Leaner, greener, quieter, the first A320 NEO in service exceeds targets

Ben Sandilands February 13, 2016 10 Comments

Lufthansa has formally taken delivery of its first Airbus A320 NEOs even though the new tech upgrade to the single aisle jet has been in service with the German airline since early in the New Year.

Emirates comes in fast with world’s longest flight to Auckland

Emirates comes in fast with world’s longest flight to Auckland

Ben Sandilands January 29, 2016 14 Comments

Normally Emirates flags its new routes a year or more in advance. But Dubai-Auckland, no way, it’s starting on 2 March, daily, with Boeing 777-200LRs and will become the world’s longest non-stop scheduled passenger flight.