Airbus's decision in 2007 to pursue the A380, capable of packing in 853 seats, was diametrically opposed to Boeing's bet on the Dreamliner, marketed as a more efficient plane.
Qatar Airways will launch flights to Thessaloniki, Greece next year, it was announced. The award-winning airline will operate four weekly flights to the Greek city commencing March 27, 2018.
SalamAir, Oman's first budget airline, will start flying to Doha on November 22, operating five weekly flights from Muscat International Airport to Hamad International Airport.
Bankrupt German airline Air Berlin must ground all flights by the end of October, the firm said on Monday, as talks continue with prospective buyers Lufthansa and Easyjet.
Qatar Airways has announced that it will launch flights to the cultural capital of Russia, St Petersburg, on December 19.
Haider al-Abadi ordered the halt to flights serving airports in Iraqi Kurdistan in retaliation for the independence referendum held on Monday in defiance of Baghdad.
Ryanair said Monday it would now quickly publish a full list of thousands of flights to be cancelled over coming weeks after its earlier piecemeal approach came under fire from passengers and the EU.
Qatar Airways cited Cardiff as “a strategically important destination,” opening up a new portion of the UK to the airline. The new route will also allow more people to visit Cardiff from the Gulf and beyond.