Dronamics, the world's first cargo drone airline with a license to operate in Europe, and Qatar Airways Cargo, the world's largest international cargo carrier, announced today an interline agreement. The partnership marks the first interline agreement between an international airline and a cargo drone airline.
The interline agreement allows the extension of the delivery networks of both partners, significantly increasing their reach as well as providing access to areas previously hard to reach by traditional air freight. Through the agreement, Dronamics can offer cargo services from any of its droneports, initially in Greece, to the wider Qatar Airways Cargo network - including destinations such as Singapore, China, including Hong Kong, and the United States (JFK). Qatar Airways Cargo is able to access remote ......read more
The exciting campaign highlights Qatar’s warm hospitality and invites GCC nationals and residents to experience Qatar’s world-class destinations and attractions
Visit Qatar has launched a brand-new destination campaign that showcases Qatar’s diverse attractions and invites GCC nationals and residents to experience Qatar this winter season.
The ‘Hayyakum Qatar’ destination campaign has been launched Out-of-Home and on social media platforms. The campaign highlights four main angles, each of which is reflected by images of specific destinations or events. The campaign humorously tracks a family visiting from the region as they explore what Qatar has to offer and celebrates the experience with the messages: Here’s to Your Joy, Here’s to Your Gatherings, Here’s to Your ......read more
6,000 square meters with over 65 world-renowned retail and exclusive hospitality
Doha, Qatar: In November 2022, Hamad International Airport unveiled Phase A of its expansion plan, consisting of nine projects, including the much-anticipated indoor tropical garden, ORCHARD. Designed to go above and beyond ‘stress-free’ travelling, the latest installation of the airport’s infrastructure was set to create a space to relax, rejuvenate and recharge.
With a customer first approach, Hamad International Airport ensures it caters to all passengers that travel through its facility, whether for business, travelling as a family or the solo traveler, the airport offers a unique journey where waiting doesn’t feel like waiting and where new possibilities start.
Nestled at the heart of the world-class airport, ......read more
St. Petersburg attracts travelers from all over the world with its amazing architectural monuments and unique appearance. It will definitely impress guests from Qatar with an exciting and informative tour devoted to the history and culture of this great city. Rich tourist and excursion programs, famous museums, historical sites, cozy hotels, restaurants with original local cuisine and unforgettable impressions are waiting for guests.
St. Petersburg can rightfully be called the center of cultural and educational tourism. The city on the Neva River is a home to about nine thousand objects of cultural heritage, palaces, cathedrals, monuments, as well as more than 800 largest museums, theaters, libraries, exhibitions and concert halls, which are just impossible to be covered in a single trip. The main museum of the city is the State ......read more
SITA Secure SD-WAN will enhance connectivity, security, and operational efficiency across Qatar Airways' international offices and destinations
DOHA – 22 November 2023 – Qatar Airways has partnered with SITA to transform the airline's global network infrastructure with state-of-the-art secure access service edge (SASE) solutions that boost connectivity, operational efficiency, and security.
As part of the transformation SITA will deploy its Secure SD-WAN (Software-Defined Wide Area Network), SITA Connect Go, which offers agile, scalable, and secure access to airline systems and applications by connecting infrastructure outstations and airports, to Qatar Airways’ hybrid cloud infrastructure, and to the airline’s partner systems.
Qatar Airways is among the ......read more
Held under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani, the Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Qatar, Qatar Tourism is proud to be the strategic partner of the upcoming Qatar Travel Mart (QTM) 2023.
Taking place at the expansive halls of the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre (DECC), from November 20 – 22, under the theme 'Exploring Places, Peoples, and Cultures,’ this year’s edition will showcase to global tourism stakeholders the latest trends in the industry and the future of travel.
Set to welcome participants from over 60 countries, alongside 100 hosted buyers and more than 9,000 visitors, QTM will enable participants to forge new connections, tap into emerging opportunities and reconnect with established relationships in the travel and ......read more
14 November 2023 - Doha, Qatar: MATAR, the Qatar Company for Airport Operation and Management announced that Hamad International Airport (DOH) has received a certification extension from British Standards Institution (BSI), reaffirming the airport’s commitment to setting industry standards towards environmental sustainability and stewardship. The ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System certificate was achieved after successfully completing the audit.
The ISO 14001:2015 certificate identifies the requirements for an environmental management system that an organization can utilize to enhance its performance. Retaining this global recognition is a testament to Hamad International Airport’s environmental sustainability goals towards waste management, minimising the consumption of natural resources and mitigating climate ......read more
Today, Qatar Tourism unveiled the winners of the Qatar Tourism Awards 2023, a new initiative aimed at recognising the very best in the industry.
The winners of the inaugural edition of the awards were announced at a ceremony that took place at Raffles Doha, attended by His Excellency, Mr. Saad Bin Ali Al Kharji, Chairman of Qatar Tourism, and Ms. Basmah Al-Mayman, Regional Director of UNTWO.
Developed in partnership with the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Qatar Tourism Awards are designed to celebrate and recognise the remarkable contributions made by businesses that continually achieve excellence in customer service delivery.
In his opening remarks, His Excellency, Mr. Saad Bin Ali Al Kharji, Chairman of Qatar Tourism, said: “Qatar's tourism sector has ......read more
Qatar Airways becomes the Official Airline Partner for The Royal Foundation’s United for Wildlife programme
Qatar Airways today announces its commitment as the Official Airline Partner of United for Wildlife (UfW), an initiative working to tackle the illegal wildlife trade and protect endangered species, founded by Prince William and The Royal Foundation of The Prince and Princess of Wales in 2014. This prestigious partnership underscores Qatar Airways’ unwavering commitment to wildlife conservation. Qatar Airways and United for Wildlife will pursue campaigns around their shared mission to fight the illegal wildlife trade and advance the work of the United for Wildlife Regional Chapters.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Engr. Badr Mohammed Al-Meer, said: “The illegal and unsustainable ......read more
• From 29 October, the prestigious airline commences operations to AlUla with a direct flight from Doha unlocking increased accessibility to the city’s treasures
• Travellers can also connect to AlUla via direct domestic routes via Riyadh, Jeddah, and Dammam, and internationally from Dubai all year round
AlUla, the ancient oasis city in the northwest of Saudi Arabia, will now be more easily accessible to global travellers than ever before through the launch of Qatar Airways’ new direct route from Doha.
With tickets on sale now, the prestigious airline commenced operations to AlUla on 29 October, unlocking access to the city and inviting global explorers to immerse themselves in its natural marvels, vibrant calendar of year-round events, and an array of luxurious hospitality options. ......read more
The airport served 220 destinations
29 October 2023 - Doha, Qatar: Hamad International Airport (DOH) maintains its performance through Q3 of 2023, reporting a substantial 26.84% increase in passenger traffic compared to the same period last year. This achievement builds upon a display of consistent growth, with a 44.5% increase in Q1 and a 24% increase in Q2.
During Q3, Hamad International Airport welcomed a total of 12,706,475 passengers –with 4,305,391 passengers in July, 4,398,427 passengers in August and 4,002,657 passengers in September.
The airport's skies also bustled with activity as it reported 67,285 aircraft movements within this period, which is a 24.48% increase compared to the previous year. It had 22,598 aircraft movements in the month of July, 22,909 in August and 21,778 in ......read more
Qatar Airways Group confirms after 27 years of remarkable service, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive - His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker will be stepping down from his current position as Group Chief Executive Officer effective November 5th, 2023, and will be succeeded by Engr. Badr Mohammed Al-Meer as Group Chief Executive for Qatar Airways.
Under H.E Mr. Akbar Al Baker leadership, Qatar Airways has grown to become one of the most recognisable and trusted brands globally, synonymous with customer service quality and the highest of standards. The National Carrier of the State of Qatar achieved an unprecedented seven-time winner of the “World Best Airline” award and its state-of-the-art Hamad International Airport, which is under its management and operation, has also been recognised as the World Best ......read more
The airport sustains its commitment towards operational excellence and resilience
11 October 2023 Doha, Qatar: Hamad International Airport (DOH) has retained its commitment to setting an industry benchmark for business continuity and providing exceptional operational services to passengers and stakeholders. The airport received recertification to ISO 22301 Business Continuity Management Systems from BSI (British Standards Institution), which showcases Hamad International Airport’s testament to safeguarding its business, commercial stakeholders and passengers from global threats and disruptions.
The ISO 22301:2019 Business Continuity Management Systems certification is a highly regarded global accolade, which Hamad International Airport obtained in 2020, demonstrating the airport’s resilient and robust business ......read more
5 October 2023: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the strong post-pandemic passenger traffic trend continued in August.
• Total traffic in August 2023 (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 28.4% compared to August 2022. Globally, traffic is now at 95.7% of pre-COVID levels.
• Domestic traffic for August rose 25.4% versus August 2022 and was 9.2% above the August 2019 results. This is largely driven by Chinese domestic demand.
• International traffic climbed 30.4% compared to the same month a year ago. All markets saw double-digit percentage gains year on year. International RPKs reached 88.5% of August 2019 levels.
“Demand for air travel performed well in August. For the year to date, international traffic has increased by 50% versus last year ......read more
05 October 2023: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) will be adding further airlines and airline groups as data contributors to its CO2 Connect emissions calculator, hence improving the quality and accuracy of the tool. Respective agreements were signed with Aerolineas Argentinas, Air Baltic, LATAM Airlines Group, Luxair and Nile Air during the first World Sustainability Symposium held on 3-4 October 2023 in Madrid, Spain.
“Accessing the most accurate operational data is key to achieving global consistency and alignment in CO2 emissions calculations. Expanding this data pool is essential in providing greater transparency and coherence to passengers and stakeholders alike. This allows for more informed CO2 compensation choices while supporting ESG reporting. In continuously expanding our data ......read more
Qatar Airways Expands Its Presence in Saudi Arabia With the Opening of Two New Gateways: Al Ula, Tabuk and The Reopening of Yanbu
The national carrier now operates over 125 weekly flights to nine cities in Saudi Arabia, solidifying its presence in the region.
05 October 2023 Doha, Qatar – Qatar Airways, the World’s Best Airline, is proud to announce its expansion in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, with the launch of services of two new gateways: Al Ula, Tabuk and the reopening of Yanbu. These additions to the airline's rapidly growing network mark a significant milestone in Qatar Airways' commitment to connecting travellers across the globe.
Effective 29 October 2023, Qatar Airways will commence operations to AlUla, followed by Yanbu on 06 December 2023, and Tabuk on 14 December 2023. These new routes ......read more
• Qatar Tourism leads delegation at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, meeting with dignitaries from seven nations including Turkey, Jordan, Spain, China and Uzbekistan.
• Qatar Tourism signs MoU with leading Saudi tour operators Al Mosafer and Al Matar to promote Qatar as leisure tourism destination.
On World Tourism Day (September 27) by the United Nations World Tourism Organization, Qatar Tourism lead a strong delegation at this year’s host city of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, participating in numerous discussions with regional tourism ministers and dignitaries to discuss the rapid development taking place across Qatar’s tourism sector.
As part of the event, Qatar Tourism signed two Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) with leading Saudi tour operators, Al Matar and Al Mosafer, to promote Qatar as a ......read more
First Chinese airline to operate non-stop flights between Mainland China and Qatar.
Qatar Airways Cargo is pleased to announce a new partnership with Xiamen Airlines, the first Chinese airline to operate passenger non-stop flights from Mainland China to Qatar. The new partnership will allow Qatar Airways Cargo to provide additional belly cargo capacity for customers to and from Mainland China.
Under the cooperation agreement, Xiamen Airlines will launch daily flights between Beijing’s Daxing International Airport (PKX) to Doha’s Hamad International Airport. The flights will commence on 20 October 2023.
In addition to the flights from Beijing, Xiamen Airlines will also launch two weekly flights from Xiamen (XMN), the special economic zone of Fujian Sheng province, to Doha, commencing 31 October ......read more
19 September 2023 Doha, Qatar: According to the latest Airports Council International (ACI) Asia-Pacific and Middle East (ACI APAC & MID) Airport Connectivity Index 2023, Hamad International Airport has been ranked second in the Asia-Pacific and Middle East Region for total connectivity.
This exceptional accomplishment underscores Hamad International Airport's unwavering commitment to providing exceptional connectivity for travelers worldwide. As one of the fastest-growing aviation markets concerning air connectivity relative to its population, the airport plays a pivotal role in nurturing global connections.
Developed in partnership with PwC, the ACI APAC & MID Airport Connectivity Report measures passengers’ ability to access global air transport network, capturing both direct and indirect routes also factoring in ......read more
Qatar Airways wins Best Long-Haul Airline, Best Business Class, Best Middle Eastern Airline, and Best Inflight Food and Beverage
Hamad International Airport in Qatar named Best Airport in the Middle East
15 September, 2023: Multi-award-winning airline, Qatar Airways, has triumphed in four categories at this year’s Business Traveller Awards at the Royal Garden Hotel in London. The national carrier of the State of Qatar continues to be recognised for its excellence on a global scale, being awarded Best Long-Haul Airline, Best Business Class, Best Middle Eastern Airline, and Best Inflight Food & Beverage by Business Traveller. The airline’s hub, Hamad International Airport (DOH) in Doha, Qatar, has also been named Best Airport in the Middle East, and the Second-Best Airport in the World.
The prestigious ......read more
• On September 21 and September 23, Qatar will present a packed schedule of events with music performances by the region’s most popular artists.
• Visitors will be greeted at Hamad International Airport and the Abu Samra land border with offers from Qatar’s leading hotels, entertainment, retail, and dining venues.
With visitor numbers to Qatar this year already exceeding full-year 2022 arrivals, Qatar is fast-emerging as a top-choice for regional and global travellers. Having just concluded its Summer in Qatar programme which brought to audiences the smash-hit – Disney On Ice –, the country’s first-ever toy festival, and a number of live performances, Qatar Tourism gears up to welcome thousands of visitors over the long weekend coming up in September.
On September 21 and ......read more
Qatar Airways Cargo has partnered with DSV Global Transportation and Logistics to launch a new route from Huntsville, USA, increasing access to Europe, Middle East and beyond.
Qatar Airways Cargo, the world’s leading air cargo carrier has launched biweekly freighter flights from Huntsville, USA to Doha, Qatar in conjunction with DSV as part of a strategic partnership, enhancing North America’s connectivity to Europe, Middle East and beyond, effective 7th September 2023.
The route, named by DSV as the “Gateway Star”, will see twice weekly Boeing 777 freighters operating from Felipe Ángeles International Airport in Mexico to Huntsville and arriving in Doha via Luxembourg. The freighters from Huntsville will operate on Thursdays and Sundays every week, offering 200 tonnes of ......read more
The partnership underscores the airport’s plans to introduce new digital solutions at every touchpoint
5 September 2023: Doha, Qatar: Hamad International Airport (DOH), in partnership with Atos and Royal Schiphol Group, introduces Passenger Digital Assistance Kiosks to enable seamless journeys for travellers. The kiosks will provide easy access to information, assist in navigation and help passengers through live video calls to customer service agents.
Commenting on the new passenger experience, Mr. Suhail Kadri, Senior Vice President of Technology and Innovation at Hamad International Airport said: "The new Passenger Digital Assistance Kiosks are part of our overarching digital strategy to transform passenger experiences. We are committed to investing in the latest technology and innovative solutions; to ......read more
SecureLift is designed to offer optimum protection and secure storage for high-value and vulnerable shipments.
Qatar Airways Cargo today announced the launch of its special product SecureLift under its VISION 2027 and Next Generation strategy. SecureLift marks a significant milestone for Qatar Airways Cargo, as it allocates dedicated resources to cater to the specialised needs of valuable and vulnerable shipments, while maintaining an enhanced standard of security and vigilance.
Products having high declared value like precious metals, stones, gold bullions, banknotes, jewellery or watches would fall under the Valuable category while commodities that carry a risk of pilferage like high value electronics and newly launched products would fall under the Vulnerable category.
Key features include high loading priority, ......read more
Innovating for a Better Future: Three Initial Pioneering Challenges Launched to Transform Airports, Asset Intensive Industries, and Customer Experience.
Doha, Qatar, August 29, 2023: The Qatar Research, Development and Innovation (QRDI) Council’s flagship program, Qatar Open Innovation (QOI), has recently announced three Innovation Opportunities in collaboration with MATAR.
Through Innovation Opportunities, QRDI Council has partnered with MATAR, the Qatar Company for Airports Operation and Management, to drive innovation within Qatar and tackle major asset management challenges. the launch of three innovation challenges aimed at finding groundbreaking solutions to critical issues faced by the aviation and sustainability industries.
Playing a critical role in managing and operating Hamad International ......read more
Complimentary entry included with all Stopover Packages booked through Discover Qatar
Experience the country’s finest with Qatar Airways at Expo 2023 Doha: A Celebration of Green Innovation and Cultural Immersion
24 August 2023
DOHA, Qatar – As the global anticipation for Expo 2023 Doha rises, Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, is proud to announce its role as the Official Strategic Partner for the landmark event. Set to be the first A1 International Horticultural Exhibition in Qatar, the Middle East, and North Africa, the prestigious partnership underscores Qatar Airways' commitment to bringing global attention to Expo 2023 Doha and promoting Qatar as a premier travel destination.
Expo 2023 Doha, which is expected to attract an estimated 3 million visitors from around the ......read more
14 August 2023 / Doha, Qatar: Hamad International Airport (DOH) has taken a leading role in fostering collaboration among top airports worldwide, resulting in the production of an industry handbook known as the Smart Data Hub (SDH). Released under the patronage of Airport Council International (ACI), and the stewardship of ACI’s World Airports IT Standing Committee (WAITSC), this comprehensive publication highlights Hamad International Airport’s commitment to advancing the capabilities of the industry in harnessing the value of data.
In today's data-driven world, airports are increasingly recognizing the immense potential of leveraging data to enhance operational efficiency and passenger experience. Understanding the significance of this transformation, Hamad International Airport provided this global ......read more
Diverse range of activities and offers guarantees the ultimate summer season in Qatar
Qatar Tourism has unveiled the latest edition of its tourism guide, Qatar Calendar, showcasing a fun-filled lineup of events, offers, and activities taking place over the summer months in Qatar.
From enriching cultural experiences to adrenaline-pumping adventures and activities to keep the little ones busy, the Qatar Calendar ‘Summer Edition’ caters to all interests and ages, guaranteeing a memorable summer season for visitors in Qatar.
With Qatar maintaining open visa policies, world-class facilities, exclusive hospitality offerings, and a highly efficient public transportation networks, residents from the region are able to seamlessly take part in the countries summer festivities.
For GCC nationals, the ......read more
1 August 2023, Doha, Qatar: Hamad International Airport (DOH) has announced it has relaunched its convenient premium valet parking services, now offering even greater value-added benefits to its ever-growing number of passengers. The service, available at the departure curbside near gate 1, is limited to those staying for a minimum of one day.
In addition to securely parking vehicles in the premium car park within the short-term parking area, passengers can now avail the following unique benefits:
• Drop-off at the Departures curbside near gate 1 at the dedicated valet parking slot.
• Passengers will be welcomed by valet staff who will provide instant assistance.
• Complimentary porterage service available for departing passengers with luggage.
• Complimentary exterior vehicle wash.
• ......read more
31 July 2023 Doha, Qatar: Hamad International Airport (DOH) has proudly received the Accessibility Enhancement Accreditation from Airports Council International (ACI) World. Introduced in August 2022, the accreditation program focuses on improving accessibility, ensures equitable customer experiences and promotes a more inclusive environment in the airport industry.
Hamad International Airport’s achievement signifies its commitment to accessibility services within its facility. Attributing to the accreditation is the airports wide range of passenger services and facilities designed to cater to travelers with reduced mobility, special needs or disability, such as the Muzn Lounge - a special sensory room, dedicated washrooms, shuttle services within its expansive terminal, access to airport updates through information ......read more
Slackline World Champion Jaan Roose pushes the limits: “Per metre walked, this line was my toughest ever”
Doha, Qatar: Globally renowned Red Bull athlete Jaan Roose has completed the world’s longest LED-lit, single-building slackline to cross one of Qatar’s newest and most iconic architectural landmarks.
The Estonian national and three-time Slackline World Champion defied the odds by achieving the walk, titled “Sparkline,” at the first attempt, walking the distance between the scimitar-shaped, Iconic Towers that are owned by Katara Hospitality and that are home to Raffles and Fairmont Doha in Lusail City.
Covering a distance of over 150 meters, the Sparkline walk is not only the longest on a single building, but also Jaan’s highest urban walk to date at an elevation of more ......read more
Customers now receive real-time, reliable, and personalised pricing with each shipment requested via Digital Lounge, marketplaces and host to host integrated connections, enabling them to book immediately with the best prices available
Qatar Airways Cargo, a global leader in air cargo transportation, is proud to announce that optimised, real-time pricing powered by PROS Smart Price Optimization and Management is now live on all online booking channels across its network. The real-time pricing engine provides Qatar Cargo customers an enhanced digital buying experience that allows immediate online booking confirmation with accurate, personalised pricing.
Part of The Next Generation initiative, Qatar’s Digital Lounge places an emphasis on user experience and ease of use, allowing customers to price and book cargo ......read more
The world’s leading air cargo carrier and disaster response nonprofit Airlink team up to coordinate shipments to several disaster-stricken countries around the world.
Since renewing its strong partnership in April 2022, Qatar Airways Cargo and Airlink have delivered 58 shipments on behalf of 22 organisations offering 2.1 million USD in transportation relief, mobilising 351 tonnes of humanitarian supplies to seventeen countries. This translates to an estimated 5.8 million people worldwide.
Much needed aid has been sent to several countries including Afghanistan, Pakistan, Philippines, Sudan, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Lebanon, Jordan, Bangladesh, Türkiye, and Syria. The types of cargo flown are medicines, medical supplies, hospital beds, solar equipment, nutritional supplements, water and sanitation ......read more
QAS Cargo is the first GHA in the Middle East and Africa to receive this certification.
The cargo carrier’s premier ground handling partner, Qatar Aviation Services Cargo has achieved a milestone certification, certifying the cargo facility at the Doha hub as a Smart Facility. QAS Cargo is the first cargo ground handing agent in the Middle East and Africa region to attain the Smart Facility Operational Capacity Certification (SFOC). This achievement complements the recent IATA Centre of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV Fresh) certification in June 2023.
The audit that was conducted in April 2023 included assessing the cargo handling infrastructure, equipment and implementation of procedures at the Cargo Terminal Complex. The IATA audit team validated the operational procedures of QAS Cargo ......read more
06 July 2023 - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for May 2023 global air cargo markets showing weak market conditions.
• Global demand, measured in cargo tonne-kilometers (CTKs), fell 5.2% compared to May 2022 (-6.0% for international operations).
• Capacity, as measured by available cargo tonne-kilometers (ACTKs), rose 14.5% compared to May 2022, primarily driven by belly capacity which increases as demand in the passenger business recovers. Capacity is now 5.9% above May 2019 (pre-pandemic) levels.
• Key factors influencing demand include:
o The global manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) indicates an annual contraction of 1.4% in new export orders and a decrease of 5.2% year-on-year in production PMI. This suggests a cooling in global ......read more
The Group reports another year of strong profits amid network expansion, strong demand and a robust performance across all divisions after a momentous year as official airline partner of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™.
Dubai, UAE – Qatar Airways Group has again reported a strong financial performance as the Official Airline of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ publishes its annual report for 2022/23. The airline credits the positive results to its successful strategy during an extraordinary year for the Group as FIFA’s Official Partner and Official Airline of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ along with its premium product focused on delivering world-class customer experience as well as the commitment of its worldwide employees.
Qatar Airways Group reported a net profit of QAR 4.4 billion (US$ ......read more
A lively and varied schedule of events are in store for regional visitors in Qatar this Eid, ranging from bespoke artisanal workshops to live concerts with much-loved artists.
Qatar Tourism has announced a vibrant and diverse schedule of events set to take place across the country in celebration of the joyous occasion, Eid Al-Adha (June 29 – July 5).
Visitors from the region are sure to find something to complement their Eid Al-Adha celebrations in the line-up of initiatives organised by Qatar Tourism, which include a special live performance by the country’s most prestigious children’s choir, a concert by one of the region’s megastars, fun-filled children’s shows, cultural workshops and a hospitality gesture welcoming all international visitors this Eid.
In keeping with the spirit of ......read more
Qatar Airways Cargo, a global leader in air cargo transportation, is proud to announce it is the official host for the next IATA One Record Hackathon to be held from 24 to 26 November 2023, in Doha, Qatar.
An IATA hackathon is an around-the-clock event, that brings together teams of developers to innovate solutions that address an industry challenge.
Focused on industry standards and initiatives, developers deep dive into the aviation environment where they can work together to explore new business applications and generate exciting ideas. Solutions are presented to a jury, and the winners have the opportunity to share and communicate their solutions to the industry.
Mr. Guillaume Halleux, Chief Officer Cargo at Qatar Airways said: "Qatar Airways Cargo is thrilled to host the first ever IATA Cargo ......read more
Doha, Qatar, 06 June 2023 – SESlive!, in partnership with Qatar Tourism is proud to showcase ‘Disney On Ice presents 100 Years of Wonder,’ an all-new show that promises to be an unforgettable experience for families and Disney fans of all ages. The show will take place at the Lusail Multipurpose Hall from July 4-9, 2023.
Audiences in Doha will be transported to a world of imagination where they will witness inspiring and relatable heroes who span generations take to the ice through a dazzling celebration of adventure, courage, and heart. With beloved Disney stories and characters, breathtaking ice skating, and captivating special effects, this is a show that will give everyone a reason to believe.
Sheikha Hessa Al-Thani, Head of Marketing and Planning at Qatar Tourism said: “Qatar Tourism is ......read more
05 June 2023: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced an expected strengthening of airline industry profitability in an upgrade of its outlook for 2023. Highlights include:
Airline industry net profits are expected to reach $9.8 billion in 2023 (1.2% net profit margin) which is more than double the previous forecast of $4.7 billion (December 2022).
Airline industry operating profits are expected to reach $22.4 billion in 2023, much improved over the December forecast of a $3.2 billion operating profit. It is also more than double the $10.1 billion operating profit estimated for 2022.
Some 4.35 billion people are expected to travel in 2023, which is closing in on the 4.54 billion who flew in 2019.
Cargo volumes are expected to be 57.8 million tonnes, which has slipped below the 61.5 million tonnes ......read more
4 June 2023: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) unveiled a series of roadmaps aimed at providing step-by-step detailing of critical actions and dependencies for aviation to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. These roadmaps address aircraft technology, energy infrastructure, operations, finance, and policy considerations leading to net zero.
With the ......read more
• 127 commercial aircraft delivered in Q1 2023
• Revenues € 11.8 billion; EBIT Adjusted € 0.8 billion
• EBIT (reported) € 0.4 billion; EPS (reported) € 0.59
• Free cash flow before M&A and customer financing € -0.9 billion
• Guidance unchanged
04 May 2023 – Airbus SE (stock exchange symbol: AIR) reported ......read more
Qatar Tourism has launched the Hayya Platform in a new form, inviting tourists who currently need a visa to Qatar to enjoy the country’s famously warm Arabian hospitality and diverse touristic offering.
Taking place with immediate effect, the launch of the well-known Hayya Platform – which allowed the entry of over a million visitors during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM ......read more
Partnership with Qatar’s national carrier and its Doha hub will further boost Expo 2023 Doha tourist attractiveness, cementing its position as an international event and the next global milestone for the State of Qatar
Doha, 13 April 2023: In the lead-up to the event starting in October, Expo 2023 Doha continues to expand its network of partners, mobilising Qatar’s ......read more
13 April 2023: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomes the United Arab Emirates (UAE) ratification of the Montreal Protocol 2014 (MP14), a move that will strengthen the global legal deterrent against unruly and disruptive passenger incidents onboard flights.
“IATA welcomes the leadership shown by the UAE in ratifying MP14. Not only will this give the UAE ......read more
08 March 2023: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for January 2023 global air cargo markets showing that air cargo demand declined as economic headwinds persist.
• Global demand, measured in cargo tonne-kilometers (CTKs*), fell 14.9% compared to January 2022 (-16.2% for international operations).
• Capacity (measured in ......read more
Launches New Premium Experience Campaign featuring the actor
DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways has launched a new brand campaign in collaboration with world-renowned Indian actor, Deepika Padukone. The campaign launch is the culmination of the airline's endeavour to redefine Qatar Airways Premium experience, particularly through showcasing the world-class Qsuite along with the unparalleled ......read more
The coming months will see a line-up of festivals and family-friendly activities to complement the cool season in Qatar
February 07, 2023: Qatar Airways and Qatar Tourism have revealed an exciting line-up of events and festivals with the newly launched ‘Feel Winter in Qatar’ campaign. The packed schedule of events features all-time favourites on Qatar’s social ......read more
7 February 2023: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that 2022 full-year demand for air cargo took a significant step back from 2021 levels but was close to 2019 performance.
• Global full-year demand in 2022, measured in cargo tonne-kilometers (CTKs*), was down 8.0% compared to 2021 (-8.2% for ......read more
7 February 2023: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that the recovery in air travel continued in December 2022 and for the full year.
• Total traffic in 2022 (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 64.4% compared to 2021. Globally, full year 2022 traffic was at 68.5% of pre-pandemic (2019) levels. December 2022 total traffic rose 39.7% ......read more