June 9, 2021| 125 0

QATAR AIRWAYS HALTS A350 DELIVERIES WITH PAINT ISSUE

Qatar Airways has paused deliveries on Airbus A350 aircraft, citing a flaw in which surfaces below the paint are degrading  “at an accelerated rate.” The Gulf carrier told SamChui.com that it would  “ground certain aircraft until the condition and root cause can be understood and corrected.”  However, all A350 aircraft will be monitored and i …

May 27, 2021| 75 0

Qatar Airways CEO Sees Huge Potential In Indian Market

In an exclusive interview with Simple Flying, Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker shed light on his views on the Indian market. As the second third-largest aviation market globally, India remains a key priority for Qatar Airways. Moreover, the carrier is also looking to partner or even invest in a leading Indian carrier to bolster its position. Wise Ind …

March 24, 2021| 123 0

Qatar Airways Boeing 777 Suffers Tire Damage Departing Doha

A Qatar Airways Boeing 777-300 returned to Doha on Wednesday after suffering tire damage on departure. The plane had flown over 2,000 kilometers when the pilots made the decision to head back. The aircraft landed safely around five and a half hours after departing. Pilots suspect burst tire or a bird strike Simon Hradecky first reported the incident …

March 23, 2021| 131 0

Airbus A380 Operators: Which Airlines Are Left?

As airlines plan their future after a tough year, there is one aircraft type going missing: the Airbus A380. Several carriers have announced the superjumbos retirement in recent months, leaving its future in jeopardy. So what airlines are left operating the A380? Are they currently in service? Let’s find out. Emirates Starting with the airline with t …

February 20, 2021| 74 0

The Value Of An Airbus A380 Has Dropped By 50% Amid COVID-19

Established aircraft appraisal company IBA stated in a press release earlier this month that the market value of an Airbus A380 has been the worst affected of all current-generation widebody aircraft. The combination of large-scale groundings and the upcoming end-of-production has driven market values down by over 50% for aircraft of all ages. Let’ …

February 8, 2021| 64 0

Which Airlines Fly The Largest Boeing 787-8 Fleets?

The Boeing 787 is a revolutionary widebody aircraft, offering exceptional efficiency and passenger comfort. The smallest variant of the aircraft, the 787-8, was the first one built and known as the original Dreamliner. So which airline operates the largest fleet of the smallest 787? ANA The launch operator of the Boeing 787 program, Japan’s ANA is th …

February 3, 2021| 103 0

Qatar suspends Sarajevo, Skopje flights until next winter

Qatar Airways has shelved plans to resume operations from Doha to both Sarajevo and Skopje during the summer of 2021. Services to both cities were suspended in March of last year and were initially to be restored on October 25, 2020, before being delayed until late March of this year. However, all ticket sales have now been halted until the start o …

February 1, 2021| 80 0

Cathay Pacific Wants To Raise $870mn To Shore Up Liquidity

Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific is back raising money to stay in the air. Twelve months into COVID-19 and almost two years since protests began in Hong Kong, the airline’s financial woes continue. Now flying a fraction of its 2019 passenger numbers, Cathay Pacific has a monthly cash burn running up to US$190 million, and there’s no relief in sight. To h …

January 30, 2021| 65 0

Qatar Airways Suspends Bookings From 3 Countries Including UAE

For the following week, Qatar Airways is temporarily suspending new bookings from the UAE, South Africa, and Rwanda. The move is being undertaken at the request of the UK government. However, the airline is allowing for some exceptions. Suspending new bookings, not flights Qatar Airways will be suspending new bookings from the UAE, South Africa, and …

January 27, 2021| 82 0

What’s Behind The Surge In New North America To India Routes

2021 will mark the beginning of several new connections between North America and India. From Air India’s Bangalore to San Francisco to United’s Delhi to Chicago service, carriers are jumping on the chance to start new routes. So what is driving this surge? And why are new routes cropping up at a time of low demand? Long coming Despite being one of t …

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