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Qatar Airways and Air Italy to codeshare

Special "100th Aircraft" emblem

Qatar Airways, to no surprise, will start to code share with Air Italy on April 24.

Qatar Airways will place its QR code on Air Italy flights from Milan (Malpensa) to Catania, Naples, Palermo, Olbia, Palermo and Rome (Fiumicino).

Qatar Airways now owns 49 percent of Air Italy’s parent AQA Holding.

Air Italy is painting its first aircraft in the new livery.

Top Copyright Photo: Qatar Airways Boeing 777-2DZ LR A7-BBI (msn 41061) (100th Aircraft) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 941619.

Qatar Airways aircraft slide show:

 

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Qatar Airways announces an investment in JetSuite, Inc.

(PRNewsfoto/JetSuite, Inc.)

Qatar Airways, the national airline of the State of Qatar and one of the world’s fastest-growing airlines, and JetSuite, Inc., a leading U.S. private aviation company, announced today in the presence of the Qatari Minister of Finance and Chairman of Qatar Airways, His Excellency Mr Ali Sharif Al Emadi that Qatar Airways has taken a minority stake in JetSuite, Inc. and indirectly in JetSuiteX, Inc. Qatar Airways joins JetBlue Airways, which will be increasing its investment, and a number of private investors as stakeholders in both JetSuite and JetSuiteX.

With this investment in JetSuite, Inc., Qatar Airways will help fuel the growth of JetSuite’s private aviation business, which currently focuses on light and very light jets. The investment extends to JetSuiteX, the sibling company to JetSuite, further accelerating the expansion of its acclaimed semi-private air service on the U.S. West Coast and beyond. JetSuiteX fills a niche in underserved short haul markets and small airports, and enjoys a Net Promoter Score over 90, higher than the major U.S. airlines. JetSuiteX operates its fleet of Embraer 135 aircraft from private terminals in California and Nevada, with no lines, no waiting and no stress, at a price competitive with commercial travel. The Qatar Airways investment will enable faster expansion of this fleet and the ability to reach new destinations, including the potential to bring the semi-private model to additional U.S. regions.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker said, “We are delighted to have the opportunity to invest in such unique business as JetSuite and JetSuiteX; we believe that both businesses are complimentary to Qatar Airways business and maintain the core values and customer focus of our own business.  We believe that JetSuite and JetSuiteX deliver a truly class-leading service to the U.S. market with a huge potential for development, and we are very excited to invest in this opportunity alongside JetBlue and the other investors.”

 

This investment further supports Qatar Airways investment strategy, which already includes minority investments in several other international carriers, such as International Airlines Group, LATAM Airlines Group, Cathay Pacific and Air Italy.

(PRNewsfoto/JetSuite, Inc.)

About JetSuite

JetSuite provides flying that moves your soul through transparent pricing, efficient operations, acute attention to detail, acclaimed customer service, and industry-leading safety practices. Offering a WiFi-equipped fleet of jets across the U.S., JetSuite was recently ranked #1 in light jet utilization by ARGUS. Under the leadership of CEO Alex Wilcox, a JetBlue founding executive, JetSuite is IS-BAO certified and rated Platinum by ARGUS, the highest possible safety rating in the private jet industry.

 

Qatar Airways to bring its new Qsuite to Chicago O’Hare

 

Qatar Airways has announced that it will introduce its revolutionary Business Class seat, Qsuite, on flights from Chicago starting April 1, 2018, allowing even more travellers to experience the new standard of luxury, comfort, and customisation in international travel set by the airline, and strengthening its commitment to its gateway markets in the United States.

The introduction of the globally-acclaimed Business Class seat on Qatar Airways flights from Chicago extends Qsuite’s existing U.S. presence at both New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Washington D.C.’s Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD).

Qsuite features the industry’s first-ever double bed available in Business Class and customisable private cabins for up to four people, perfect for friends, families and business colleagues traveling together. With adjustable panels and movable TV monitors on the centre four seats, Qsuite provides the ultimate personalised travel experience that enables passengers to create an environment that suits their own unique needs.

The expansion of Qsuite to Chicago is part of Qatar Airways’ commitment to continuously revolutionise the passenger experience, enabling travellers to enjoy First Class amenities within the airline’s Business Class cabin. Qsuite will be fitted on the Qatar Airways Boeing 777-300 ER out of Chicago O’Hare International Airport, and will later be introduced on the airline’s state-of-the-art Airbus A350-900 aircraft on flights from New York City – the first U.S destination to feature Qsuite on this ultra-modern, fuel-efficient aircraft.

The expansion of Qsuite throughout the U.S. follows a triumphant year of award wins. Qatar Airways currently holds the title of ‘Airline of the Year’ as awarded at the prestigious 2017 Skytrax World Airline Awards at the Paris Air Show, where the airline received a host of other notable accolades, including ‘Best Middle East Airline,’ ‘World’s Best Business Class’ and ‘World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge.’

One of the world’s fastest-growing airlines, Qatar Airways currently operates a modern fleet of more than 200 aircraft flying to business and leisure destinations across six continents. As part of its continued expansion plans, the airline also recently commenced service to both Chiang Mai and Pattaya, Thailand; Penang, Malaysia and Canberra, Australia. The airline plans to launch a host of new destinations in 2018-19, including London Gatwickr and Cardiff, United Kingdom; Lisbon, Portugal; Tallinn, Estonia; Valletta, Malta; Cebu and Davao, Philippines; Langkawi, Malaysia; Da Nang, Vietnam; Bodrum, Antalya and Hatay, Turkey; Mykonos, Greece and Málaga, Spain.

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Video: ABB FIA Formula E race car vs Qatar Airways’ Airbus A350 and Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Who will win?

From Qatar Airways:

We put our most modern aircraft, the #Airbus A350 and #Boeing 787 Dreamliner, up against one of the fastest, most modern cars in the world, the ABB FIA Formula E Spark SRT-01E. Using our home and hub Hamad International Airport as the venue, we closed a runway and pitted Formula E car and renowned racing driver Jerome D’Ambrosio in a man-and-machine race like no other.

Matched up against an Airbus A350 taking off, can the Formula E car keep the lead before the plane leaves the ground? And then on the return leg, how did the Formula E car fare against a landing Boeing 787 Dreamliner? Can a car outrun two planes?

Start your engine, ready, set, GO! Watch now and find out.

Iberia and Qatar Airways announce a codeshare agreement

Iberia and Qatar Airways have made the following announcement:

Effective April 3, 2018, the codeshare will give passengers access to more destinations when connecting at hubs in Doha, Spain and Portugal, as well as mutual benefits with frequent flyer programs Iberia Plus and Qatar Airways Privilege Club. 

Iberia will operate the two daily flights operated by Qatar Airways between Madrid and its hub in Doha under its flight code, while Qatar Airways’ code will be added to Iberia flights from Madrid to the airline’s 28 destinations in Spain and Portugal.

Commenting on the partnership, president and CEO of Iberia Luis Gallego, said:

“We are very happy to announce this codeshare agreement with Qatar Airways, one of our partners in Oneworld. It offers our customers an extensive network to travel between Doha and Spain, as well as Portugal; seamless connections at the Iberia hub in Madrid T4, personal attention in every station, and, for our Business Class customers, the opportunity to enjoy one of the best European VIP lounges to wait for their flight”.

Group chief executive of Qatar Airways His Excellency Mr Akbar Al Baker said:

“Code-share partnerships and airline alliances continue to play an important role for Qatar Airways and this new agreement with Iberia reflects our commitment to provide customers with the best service. In linking Iberia’s extensive network across Spain and Portugal with Qatar Airways’ global network of more than 150 destinations, passengers will benefit from seamless connectivity and the growing strength of the Oneworld global network.”

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Qatar Airways becomes the new airline partner of F.C. Bayern München

FC Bayern München AG and Qatar Airways have agreed to a new partnership replacing Lufthansa. The airline will be an FC Bayern platinum partner from July 1, 2018 until 2023.

The carrier Qatar Airways Group also operates the airport in Doha. Hamad International Airport and FC Bayern agreed a partnership in January 2016. This spnsorship agreement will now be transferred in its entirety to Qatar Airways.

The current partnership with Lufthansa AG expires on June 30, 2018.

Top Photo: Qatar Airways. Our GCEO H.E. Mr. Akbar Al Baker, the Ambassador of the State of Qatar to Germany, H.E. Sheikh Saoud Bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani & Mr. Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, FC Bayern Munich Chairman of the Board met at ITB to announce our 5-year, platinum partnership with FC Bayern Munich.