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Qatar Airways
IATA
QR
ICAO
QTR
Callsign
QATARI
Founded 1993
Hubs Doha International Airport
Focus cities Washington Dulles International Airport
Frequent flyer program Qatar Airways Privilege Club - Qmiles
Member lounge Qatar Airways First and Business Lounges
Fleet size 62 (+135 orders, 30 options)
Destinations 82
Parent company Government of Qatar
Company slogan Taking you more personally.
Headquarters Doha, Qatar
Key people Akbar Al Baker (CEO)
Website: http://www.qatarairways.com

Qatar Airways Company Q.C.S.C. (Arabic: القطرية) is the flag carrier airline of Qatar, based in Doha. It operates a hub and spoke network, linking 81 international destinations. It is one of only six airlines in the world with a five star ranking for service and excellence awarded by Skytrax, an independent aviation industry monitoring agency. Skytrax also named Qatar Airways’ cabin crew as Best in the Middle East for the fourth year running in 2006 and second best worldwide following a survey of more than 12 million passengers. In 2007, Qatar Airways was awarded as the best Middle Eastern airline for the second year running, and the fourth best airline worldwide. Qatar Airways was awarded the best first class onboard during the 2007 Skytrax awards. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 245 pixelsFull resolution (1085 × 332 pixel, file size: 27 KB, MIME type: image/png) This is a logo of an organization, item, or event, and is protected by copyright and/or trademark. ... IATA airline designators, sometimes called IATA reservation codes, are two-character codes assigned by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to the worlds airlines in accordance with the provisions of Resolution 762. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with ICAO airline code. ... Most airlines employ a distinctive and internationally recognised call sign that is normally spoken during airband radio transmissions as a prefix to the flight number. ... An airline hub is an airport that an airline uses as a transfer point to get passengers to their intended destination. ... Doha International Airport (IATA: DOH, ICAO: OTBD) (Arabic: مطار الدوحة الدولى) is the only airport in Qatar. ... In the airline industry, a focus city is a location that is not a hub, but from which the airline has flights to at least several destinations other than its hubs. ... , FAA Airport Diagram Washington Dulles International Airport (IATA: IAD, ICAO: KIAD, FAA LID: IAD) is a public airport located 25 miles (40 km) west of the central business district of Washington, D.C., in Loudoun County and Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. ... Membership cards of FFP This article is about airline frequent flyer programs. ... The lounge at ZRH, Switzerland An airport lounge is a lounge owned by a particular airline (or jointly operated by several carriers). ... A holding company is a company that owns enough voting stock in another firm to control management and operations by influencing or electing its board of directors. ... In Qatar, the ruling Al Thani (الثاني) family continued to hold power following the declaration of independence in 1971. ... For other uses, see Doha (disambiguation). ... Akbar al-Baker (Arabic: أكبر الباكر; born 1960 in Doha, Qatar) is the CEO of Qatar Airways. ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... Arabic redirects here. ... National airlines redirects here. ... For other uses, see Doha (disambiguation). ... Skytrax is a United Kingdom-based researching company for commercial airlines. ...

Contents

Destinations

Old livery of Qatar Airways, the blue plane is in special colours for the 15th Asian Games 2006 in Doha
Old livery of Qatar Airways, the blue plane is in special colours for the 15th Asian Games 2006 in Doha
  • Qatar Airways operates passenger flights to 83 world-wide destinations.
  • Qatar Airways Cargo has launched flights to the Malaysian city of Johor Bahru, using an A300F.
  • Qatar Airways applied to the Australian Government to fly daily from Doha to Sydney and Melbourne but this was initially rejected. The airline however, was granted the rights for daily flights to Melbourne.[1]
  • Qatar Airways began flights to Guangzhou, China, on March 31, 2008. Flights operate non-stop from Doha with an A330-200 five times a week.
  • Qatar Airways will upgrade flights to Amman, Jordan, on September 1, 2008, from the current A320 to a wider A330, due to high demand.
  • Qatar Airways will begin flights to Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport on November 10, 2008. Flights will operate non-stop from Doha with a Boeing 777-200LR three times a week initially, increasing to daily by December 1, 2008.
  • Qatar Airways recently upgraded their equipment for the flights to Mumbai from the current A330-200/A330-300 to a bigger B777-300ER due to high demand.
  • Qatar Airways has begun flights to Kozhikode, India, on June 15, 2008. Flights operate non-stop from Doha with an A320-200 daily

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Cargo

Airbus A300B2/B4 Cargo at Doha International Airport
Airbus A300B2/B4 Cargo at Doha International Airport

Qatar Airways Cargo, the airlines freight branch, has ordered 7 777-200F. The first B777-200 freighter will be delivered to the airline in 2009 to coincide with the opening of the New Doha International Airport, which will have freight facilities able to handle 750,000 tonnes of cargo per annum during its first development phase. The B777-200F will be used primarily on Qatar Airways' Far East and European routes and will be supplemented by Airbus A300-600F freighters that operate on regional routes feeding the airline's hub. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 799 × 599 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,469 × 1,102 pixels, file size: 308 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 799 × 599 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,469 × 1,102 pixels, file size: 308 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... The Airbus A300 is a short to medium range, wide-body family of aircraft manufactured by Airbus Industries between 1972 and the present. ...


Fleet

Qatar Airways formerly flew an all-Airbus fleet but now has a mix of Airbus and Boeing aircraft. The fleet consists of the following aircraft as of March 2008: Airbus S.A.S. (pronounced in English, in French, and in German) is an aircraft manufacturing subsidiary of EADS, a European aerospace concern. ... The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA, TYO: 7661) is a major aerospace and defense corporation, originally founded by William Edward Boeing. ...


Passenger

Qatar Airways Fleet
Aircraft Total Passengers
(First/Business*/Economy)
Routes Notes
Airbus A300-600R 2 250 (18/232)
Berlin, Middle East, North Africa, Far East Exit from Service: Mid 2008
Airbus A319-100LR 2 110 (8/102) Middle East, Western Africa, Northern Africa, Europe
Airbus A320-200 12 144 (12/132) Middle East, South Asia, Austria, Athens
Airbus A321-100 3
(3 orders)
177 (12/165)
196 (0/196)
Middle East, South Asia
Airbus A330-200 18
218 (12/24/192)
238 (12/18/208)
260 (24/236)
272 (24/248)
281 (22/259)
Algiers, Middle East, Europe, South East Asia,
Southern Africa, and Newark
Airbus A330-300 13 305 (30/275)
259 (12/24/223)
Middle East, Europe, South Asia, South Africa, Far East
Airbus A340-600 4 266 (8/42/216) Europe, North America, and Hong Kong Exit from service: Late 2009
Remaining 6 orders canceled in 2007
Airbus A350-800 XWB (20 orders) 270 Medium-long haul Entry into service: 2014
Airbus A350-900 XWB (40 orders) 314 Long haul Entry into service: 2013
Airbus A350-1000 XWB (20 orders) 350 Long haul Entry into service: 2015
Airbus A380-800 (5 orders) Long haul Entry into service: 2012
Boeing 777-200LR (12 orders) Ultra Long haul Entry into service: 2008
Deliveries: 2008-2011
Boeing 777-300ER 2
(26 orders)
335 (42/293) Long haul
Replaces A340-600 and some A330-300
Boeing 787 (30 orders)
(30 options)
Long haul Entry into service: 2010
Replaces A330-200, A330-300 and A300-600

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Cargo

Qatar Airways Cargo Fleet
Aircraft Total Capacity Routes Notes
Airbus A300-600RF 5 44 tons Europe, Pakistan, India and South-East Asia
Boeing 777F[2] (2 orders) Entry into service: 2009


In addition to the 2 Airbus A380, Qatar Airways ordered 3 more of the type at the 2007 Paris Airshow. It will start services with the A380 in 2011 to London (ref: Airliner World, March 2005). Qatar has pushed back the delivery of these aircraft until 2012 citing that it does not want to take the aircraft while it is moving into its new international terminal at Doha International Airport.[3] A300 redirects here. ... The Boeing 777 is a long-range, wide-body twin-engine airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... The Airbus A380 is a double-deck, wide-body, four-engine airliner manufactured by the European corporation Airbus, an EADS subsidiary. ... Doha International Airport (IATA: DOH, ICAO: OTBD) (Arabic: مطار الدوحة الدولى) is the only airport in Qatar. ...


At the 2005 Paris Air Show, Qatar Airways ordered 60 Airbus A350s and 20 Boeing 777s, with options for 20 more Boeing 777s. The airline has recently signed a new contract for 80 A350 XWB as the original A350 program was scrapped. The Boeing 777s will be delivered between 2007 and 2010 (ref: Air International, July 2005). On December 17, 2006, Qatar Airways announced an order for 2 Boeing 777-200Fs. Five more Boeing 777-200Fs were announced at the 2007 Dubai Airshow. It will begin to receive the first of 27 Boeing 777s it has ordered in November 2007 with deliveries extending out to mid-2010. A Mirage 2000-5 at the Paris Air Show The Paris Air Show (Salon International de lAéronautique et de lEspace, Paris-Le Bourget) is an international trade fair for the aerospace business. ... A350 redirects here. ... The Boeing 777 is a long-range, wide-body twin-engine airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... The Boeing 777 is a long-range, wide-body twin-engine airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On March 15th, 2007, Qatar Airways received the 800th member of the A330/A340 family aircraft, an A330-200, from Toulouse during a brief ceremony to commemorate the occasion. Qatar Airways was the launch customer of the A319-100LR aircraft and the A340-600HGW aircraft. It has since canceled its remaining 4 orders for the A340-600, citing high fuel use and increased cost base compared to the new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, which will take over the role of long-haul high-capacity workhorse until delivery of the A350-1000 in 2015.[4] The Airbus A330 is a large-capacity, wide-body, medium-to-long-range commercial passenger airliner. ... The Airbus A320 family of short-to-medium range commercial passenger aircraft are manufactured by Airbus S.A.S.. Family members include the A318, A319, A320, and A321, as well as the ACJ business jet. ... For the road in England, see A340 road. ...


On May 30, 2007, Qatar Airways placed an order with Airbus for 80 A350 XWB (20 -800, 40 -900 and 20 -1000) valued at over $16 billion.[5] is the 150th day of the year (151st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


Qatar has also placed a firm order for 30 Boeing 787-8, with 30 options. The average age of the Qatar Airways fleet is 4.6 years as of December 2007.


Over the next few years, Qatar Airways has planned of ordering more than 200 aircrafts worth over 30 billion dollars according to CEO Akbar Al Baker and to help the country's booming economy and help Qatar become a major regional and leading aviation hub.[6][7][8][9]


Cabin

Interior of Qatar Airways A330
Interior of Qatar Airways A330

All classes onboard Qatar Airways aircraft (except A300/319/320/321) have video screens at every seat. Live digital satellite television can be accessed on the A330 and A340 aircraft, offering a range of European and Arabic channels. All long-haul fleet aircraft are equipped with in-demand IFE systems featuring the latest movies, TV programmes, music, games, interactive maps, and a personal telephone. Image File history File links Flight-interior. ... Image File history File links Flight-interior. ... Air Canada Airbus A330 The Airbus A330 is a large_capacity medium_to_long_range commercial passenger airplane manufactured by Airbus. ...


First Class

First Class offers a 180 degree flatbed, a 15-inch seatback in-flight entertainment (IFE) system featuring movies, TV, and audio selections, a personal telephone, power-ports, a feather duvet, slippers, pajamas, and an overnight amenity kit. Ifè (or Ilé-Ifẹ̀, as it is properly known) is an ancient Yoruba city in south-western Nigeria. ...


Privilege Club

Qatar Airways' Privilege Club loyalty programme has reciprocal agreements with Lufthansa's Miles and More, Middle East Airlines' Cedar Miles, All Nippon Airways' Mileage Club, United Airlines' Mileage Plus, and US Airways' Dividend Miles frequent flyer schemes. Privilege Club also has tie-ups with international hotel & car rental companies.


Qatar Airways Exclusive Premium Terminal

Airbus A330-200 landing.
Airbus A330-200 landing.

The Premium Terminal is the world's first dedicated terminal for First and Business Class passengers opened at Doha International Airport in Winter 2006. Built in nine months at a cost of US$90million, the 10,000sqm Premium Terminal features facilities ranging from check-in, duty-free shopping, conference rooms, nursery and play area to spa treatment rooms, sauna, jacuzzi and restaurants. Water features are used throughout. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 519 pixelsFull resolution (2725 × 1769 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 519 pixelsFull resolution (2725 × 1769 pixel, file size: 2. ... Air Canada Airbus A330 The Airbus A330 is a large_capacity medium_to_long_range commercial passenger airplane manufactured by Airbus. ...


Codeshare partners

Air China Ltd (SEHK: 0753, LSE: AIRC, SSE: 601111) (simplified Chinese: , Pinyin: Zhōngguó Guójì Hángkōng Gōngsī, literally Chinese International Aviation Company, abbreviated ) is the Peoples Republic of Chinas state owned and second-largest commercial airline after China Southern Airlines. ... Airbus A321-100 lands at London Heathrow airport Alitalia - Linee Aeree Italiane (Italian for Alitalia - Italian Air Lines) (BIT: AZA10) is the flag carrier airline of Italy. ... All Nippon Airways Co. ... // Asiana Airlines (아시아나 항공 Asiana Hanggong KOSDAQ: 020560) (Formerly Seoul Airlines) is an airline based in Seoul, South Korea and is one of South Koreas two major airlines, along with Korean Air. ... bmi Airbus A320 bmi Airbus A321 in an old, but still frequently seen, colour scheme bmi, (Airline Code: BD) formerly known as British Midland, is the second largest airline in the United Kingdom. ... PT (Persero) Perusahaan Penerbangan Garuda Indonesia is the national airline of Indonesia. ... Deutsche Lufthansa AG (ISIN: DE0008232125) (pronounced ) is the largest airline in Europe in terms of overall passengers carried (second is Air France - KLM), and the flag carrier of Germany. ... Malaysia Airlines (Abbreviated: MAS, Malay: Penerbangan Malaysia) is the national airline of Malaysia, operating scheduled services to over 100 destinations worldwide. ... Middle East Airlines (MEA) (Arabic: طيران الشرق الأوسط), also known by its full name Middle East Airlines Air Liban (Arabic: طيران الشرق الأوسط الخطوط الجوية اللبنانية), is the national flag-carrier airline of Lebanon, based in Beirut. ... Myanmar Airways International is the international airline of Myanmar, based in Yangon. ... Philippine Airlines (abbreviated PAL, PSE: PAL), also known historically as Philippine Air Lines, is the national airline of the Philippines. ... Boeing 777-200ER Saudi Arabian Airlines (Arabic: الخطوط الجوية العربية السعودية) is the national airline of Saudi Arabia, based in Jeddah. ... Singapore Airlines Limited (SIA) (Chinese: ; pinyin: , abbreviated ; Malay: ; Tamil: ) (SGX: C6L) is the national airline of Singapore. ... Logo used prior to 2008 For the Bolivian airline, see TAM - Transporte Aereo Militar. ... Thai Airways Internationals headquarters. ... Tunisair Airbus A320-200. ... United Airlines is a major airline of the United States. ... US Airways is a low-cost carrier[2][3] owned by US Airways Group, Inc. ... Yemenia Airbus A310 IN Frankfurt Airport Yemenia - Yemen Airways (Arabic: الخطوط الجوية اليمنية) is the national airline of Yemen, based in Sanaa. ...

Incidents and accidents

  • An Airbus 330-200 (Flight QR889) suffered a double engine flameout on approach into Shanghai on June 1, 2006 after a flight from Doha. Both engines were restarted and an emergency landing made at Pudong International. The aircraft, registered A7-ACI, had just been delivered.[10]
  • On April 19, 2007, an Airbus 300-600R (registration A7-ABV) was written off as a result of a hangar fire during maintenance at Abu Dhabi International Airport (GAMCO maintenance center).

is the 152nd day of the year (153rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 109th day of the year (110th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...

References

  1. ^ Qatar Airways launches Melbourne flights The Australian 16 March 2007
  2. ^ "Boeing/McDonnell Douglas Orders and Deliveries." Boeing.
  3. ^ "Qatar Airways pushes back A380s to 2012" Flight Global, 25/10/07
  4. ^ "First Boeing jet of many touches down in Qatar".
  5. ^ Article from Bloomberg.com 30 May 2007
  6. ^ http://www.thepeninsulaqatar.com/Display_news.asp?section=local_news&month=may2008&file=local_news2008050833712.xml
  7. ^ http://www.qatarairways.com/global/en/our-fleet.html
  8. ^ http://www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/article.asp?cu_no=2&item_no=217422&version=1&template_id=57&parent_id=56
  9. ^ http://www.thepeninsulaqatar.com/Display_news.asp?section=Local_News&subsection=Qatar+News&month=July2008&file=Local_News200807012358.xml
  10. ^ GE investigates double CF6-80 flame-out on Qatar A330-200 into Shanghai16 June 2006

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