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Air Italy set to open new opportunities for business and tourism in Qatar and Italy

Air Italy set to open new opportunities for business and tourism in Qatar and Italy

The recent launch of Air Italy is set to open new opportunities for business and tourism, especially small and medium enterprises, in both Italy and Qatar, Italian ambassador Pasquale Salzano has told Gulf Times.

Canada, Qatar negotiate FIPPA investment protection pact

Canada, Qatar negotiate FIPPA investment protection pact

Canada is negotiating a Foreign Investment Protection and Promotion Agreement (FIPPA) with Qatar, which aims to accelerate investment flows between the two countries and provide a new impetus to bilateral economic ties.

Airlines turn to technology to solve overbooking puzzle

Airlines turn to technology to solve overbooking puzzle

Being offered cash at the gate to take a later flight because of overbooking may become a rarity if technology being examined by major airlines such as British Airways, JetBlue and Qantas catches on.

Seven injured in Australia hot air balloon crash

Seven injured in Australia hot air balloon crash

Seven people were taken to hospital Thursday with back injuries and fractures after a hot air balloon crashed in high winds during a dawn tour in Australia, officials said.

IATA chief warns about rising cost of airport expansion

IATA chief warns about rising cost of airport expansion

The ‘skyrocketing’ costs of expanding airport infrastructure must be controlled to keep flight tickets affordable, the boss of airline industry group IATA warned Monday.

Sri Lanka probes corruption at national carrier

Sri Lanka probes corruption at national carrier

Sri Lanka has ordered a corruption investigation at its national carrier, including the controversial termination of a management deal with Emirates airline, the government said Saturday.

Airbus A321LR long range jet completes maiden flight

Airbus A321LR long range jet completes maiden flight

Airbus says the jet is the world's longest-range single-aisle aircraft, capable of flying up to 4,000 nautical miles when configured with 206 seats including lie-flat beds.

Qatar Airways says delivery of first A350-1000 delayed

Qatar Airways says delivery of first A350-1000 delayed

The delivery of Qatar Airways' first Airbus A350-1000 has been delayed until February due to the "complex seat configuration" of the airline's business class, its chief executive said on Monday.

Qatar, Kyrgyzstan sign air services agreement

Qatar, Kyrgyzstan sign air services agreement

The agreement comes within the framework of connecting Qatar with more air services agreements, permitting its national carrier to expand its destinations around the world.

Malaysian plane scare as flight diverted to Alice Springs

Malaysian plane scare as flight diverted to Alice Springs

A Malaysia Airlines flight was forced to divert to the Australian outback town of Alice Springs on Thursday for ‘technical reasons’ in a scare one passenger described as ‘hell’.

Experts doubt Emirati claim Qatar intercepted aircraft

Experts doubt Emirati claim Qatar intercepted aircraft

Qatar strongly rejected the claims, describing them as a "systematic attack" by the UAE to draw attention away from its own violations of Qatari airspace.

Malaysia signs $50mn deal with US firm to find MH370

Malaysia signs $50mn deal with US firm to find MH370

The MH370 disappearance en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in March 2014 with 239 people aboard ranks among the world's greatest aviation mysteries.