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Qatar and Laos sign Air Transport Pact

With an eye on improving its air connectivity with the rest of the world, Qatar has signed an Air Transport Agreement with Laos. Qatar’s Minister of Transport and Communications Jassim bin Saif Al Sulaiti and Laos’ Minister of Public Works and Transport Dr. Bounchanh Sinthavong signed the agreement in Doha. The agreement is part of efforts to have Qatar’s national carrier, Qatar Airways, reach more destinations all over the globe. …

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Qatar Airways’ plans to set up airline in India stalls

Two months after announcing plans to set up an airline in India, Qatar Airways has yet to make their move or even approach India’s government with their proposal. However, the government is seeking to adapt the rules and regulations regarding ownership and control of an airline with the new Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) norms, according to Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju. “With regard to a particular airline (Qatar Airways) …

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Georgia officials lobby for Trump administration to take action on Gulf-based carriers

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and other state officials have lobbied for the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump to act on the long-standing row between U.S. carriers and Middle East airlines. Deal penned a letter and sent it to U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Transportation Secretary Elain Chao last month and asked them to “take action” and enforce Open Skies agreements, which govern competition between airlines from different …

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Qatar and Bosnia and Herzegovina sign Air Transport Agreement

Qatar and Bosnia and Herzegovina signed an Air Transport Agreement that would allow the former’s national carrier to fly to more international destinations. Qatar’s Minister of Transport and Communication Jassim bin Saif Al Sulaiti and his Bosnian counterpart, Ismir Jusko, signed the pact. The framework of the agreement would allow Qatar’s national carrier Qatar Airways to expand its network and operate flights to more foreign locales. Al Sulaiti and Jusko …

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Qatar Airways’ plans to set up a domestic airline in India welcomed by top civil aviation officials

Qatar Airways’ plans of setting up a domestic airline in India and the government’s willingness to allow a local carrier that is fully owned by a foreign company will break new ground among aviation markets. India’s top Civil Aviation Ministry officials have welcomed Qatar Airways’ venture with Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) to set up an airline in India to serve local market. The move comes less than a year after …

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Qatar Airways signs pact with Tourism Authority of Thailand to boost tourism

Qatar Airways and the Tourism Authority of Thailand have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that would develop promotions, which would increase tourism and promote the Southeast Asian country to travelers in more than 150 countries that the airline flies to. The pact was signed at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2017 in Dubai. Thailand is one of Qatar Airways’ earliest destinations in the Far East. Starting June, the airlines …

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Qatar Airways mulls cancellation of Auckland flights if New Zealand imposes additional security measures

Qatar Airways is weighing the possibility of cancelling flights to Auckland should New Zealand follow the lead of the United States banning laptops and other large electronic devices on Middle East flights. Just recently, New Zealand bared that they are considering putting up additional security checks on flights from some countries in the Middle East after similar measures were introduced last month by the U.S., U.K. and Australia. “Well, we …

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Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker sees slight decline in US flights

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker expressed confidence in the capabilities of United States President Donald Trump in spite of the slight dip in passenger numbers that his company has suffered in the wake of heightened security measures the latter’s administration has imposed. The CEO of one of the Middle East’s largest carriers admitted uncertainty about travel to the U.S. is “affecting the business, but to a very …

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New Zealand considering additional security checks on Middle East flights

New Zealand’s Civil Aviation Authority is considering implementing additional security checks on flights from Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East. Transport Minister Simon Bridges said that they are currently carefully discussing what measures would be “appropriate.” The new rules would follow similar methods introduced last month by the US, UK and Australia. These security measures would affect passengers flying from Dubai in the United Arab Emirates and Doha, Qatar, where …

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Qatar Airways fiercely pursuing expansion of operations in India

Qatar Airways is fiercely pursuing new flights and routes in India as they try to counter the expansion of their two rivals, Etihad Airways and Emirates, in the said region. The Doha-based carrier has sought a substantial increase in capacity entitlements and access to seven new cities. In addition, Qatar Airways Chief Akbar Al-Baker announced his plans to start a fully-owned airline in India – an ambitious expansion plan in …

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