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Qatar Airways showcases its new Business Class seat, Qsuite

Qatar Airways showcases its new Business Class seat, Qsuite

Qatar Airways also highlighted its ultra-modern extra-wide body Airbus A350-900 at the event, which was attended by VIPs and other dignitaries.

India allows 49% foreign investment in state-run airline

India allows 49% foreign investment in state-run airline

Once the country's monopoly airline, Air India has slowly lost market share to new low-cost private players in one of the world's fastest-growing airline markets.

Qatar Airways aims to create virtual mega-carrier

Qatar Airways aims to create virtual mega-carrier

The Qatari carrier announced a $661mn deal on Monday to buy a 9.61% stake in Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific Airways to broaden its reach.

New passenger security checks on US-bound flights

New passenger security checks on US-bound flights

Details of the new measures, which were announced as President Donald Trump's administration is working to toughen controls on refugees and immigrants, were limited.

Mideast aviation market to hit 517mn passengers by 2036

Mideast aviation market to hit 517mn passengers by 2036

The region, led by the GCC, will maintain average compound annual growth rate of 5%, the International Air Transport Association said in its 20-year ‘Air Passenger Forecast’ released on Tuesday.

Airline passenger numbers tipped to almost double by 2036

Airline passenger numbers tipped to almost double by 2036

Asian markets will be the strongest driver of this expansion, the industry group said on Tuesday in Geneva.

Thief in a suitcase robs bus baggage in Paris

Thief in a suitcase robs bus baggage in Paris

An eagle-eyed driver has been credited with helping crack the case last week after he spotted a suspicious suitcase being loaded onto his bus as he prepared to drive from Paris to the airport.

Monarch Airlines collapses leaving 110,000 stranded abroad

Monarch Airlines collapses leaving 110,000 stranded abroad

Monarch Airlines ceased trading Monday, triggering a move by the British government to bring home 110,000 customers stranded abroad.

Technology glitch causes minor delays for airlines, airports

Technology glitch causes minor delays for airlines, airports

Amadeus, which operates global travel booking systems and offers check-in services for airlines, said it suffered a network problem on Thursday.

Iraqi PM calls on Kurds to cancel referendum result

Iraqi PM calls on Kurds to cancel referendum result

Haider Abadi renewed his ultimatum to Masoud Barzani's Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to hand over control of international airports by Friday or face a ban on direct international flights to the Kurdish region.

Citizens of 242 countries eligible for Qatar e-visa

Citizens of 242 countries eligible for Qatar e-visa

While the citizens of 80 countries are now eligible for visa-free entry to Qatar, nationals of 242 countries are qualified to apply for a tourist visa (e-visa) online to visit the country, it is learnt.

QA expects to receive its first A350-1000 before year-end

QA expects to receive its first A350-1000 before year-end

Qatar Airways expects to receive its first A350-1000 aircraft before the year-end, Group chief executive Akbar al-Baker said on Wednesday.