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2014-09-28 16:20:18

SEATTLE, Sept. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Etihad Airways and Boeing yesterday celebrated the roll-out of the airline's first 787-9 Dreamliner, featuring its elegant new 'Facets of Abu Dhabi' livery at an event in Seattle, Washington. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140928/148833 The event was attended by state officials, VIPs, media and executives from Boeing and Etihad Airways as the airline reinforced the importance of the U.S. to the carrier's extensive and growing international...

2014-09-25 12:22:27

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PacAvi Group, Inc. (pacavi.com) announced today that it is spearheading a new program for conversions of Airbus A320 and Airbus A321 aircraft from passenger-to-freighter configuration. PacAvi Group CEO, Dr. Stephan Hollmann, commented on the project: "We view this as an exciting opportunity. There are currently about 600 freighters of the size category of the A320 and A321 operating globally, and this market is set to grow rapidly in the...

2014-09-15 08:21:15

Carrier to Offer Promotional Savings of Up To 50% DOHA, Qatar, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Qatar Airways is offering customers in the United States and around the world great savings to global destinations during its latest three-day "The World is Yours" global sale. A discount of up to 50 percent on Economy Class (all inclusive) will be offered for return travel on Qatar Airways in all classes for travel originating from the USA. Beginning at 05:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on...

2014-09-10 08:20:51

Airline Awarded 3 Honors Including Coveted "Reader's Choice" NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Qatar Airways, the world's five-star airline, won three honors, including a top Readers' Choice award in SAVEUR Magazine annual Culinary Travel Awards. Winners of the Culinary Travel Awards, one of the industry's premier recognition events, were announced on September 8(th) and represent "the world's best cities, markets, restaurants, bars, hotels, airlines, and other experiences." Qatar...

2014-08-05 08:21:51

MANCHESTER, England, August 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CEOs of Emirates Airlines, Qatar Airways & Etihad Airways confirm participation at World Routes Strategy Summit The World Routes Strategy Summit, taking place at World Routes in Chicago, 20-23 September 2014, will see speakers from all three major Middle East airlines, as well as many other senior airline leaders. Middle East speakers include Akbar Al Baker, CEO of Qatar Airways; James Hogan, CEO of Etihad Airways...

2014-07-17 08:21:36

5-Star Airline Partners With Washingtonian Magazine for 2nd Year WASHINGTON, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Qatar Airways proudly partnered with Washingtonian Magazine for their annual "AT&T Best Of Washington" event for the 2(nd) straight year, on July 16(th). The annual event features the best of the district's food and beverage selections, voted on by Washingtonian readers. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140716/127854 After last year's success, the airline brought back...

2014-07-16 08:20:27

Order includes purchase rights commitment for 50 additional 777Xs FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Qatar Airways have finalized an order for 50 777-9Xs, valued at $18.9 billion at current list prices. The 777X order, first announced as a commitment at the 2013 Dubai Airshow, was part of the largest product launch in commercial jetliner history. In addition, the airline announced a commitment for 50 additional 777-9X purchase rights....

2014-07-07 08:20:26

World's 5-Star Airline Celebrates Dallas/Fort Worth Launch WASHINGTON, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of Qatar Airways' newest destination, Dallas/Fort Worth, the airline has introduced the "Hang My Hat" social media contest. The contest which will run from July 7 to September 1, 2014, offers the Grand Prize Winner two tickets from Qatar Airways newest gateway to any Qatar Airways' global destination, onboard the World's Best Business Class (Skytrax). Celebrating Qatar...

2014-07-01 20:20:20

World's 5-star Airline Opens 7th Destination in the United States DALLAS/FORT WORTH, Texas, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Qatar Airways today commenced daily, non-stop services between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and the newly unveiled Hamad International Airport (HIA) in Doha, Qatar. The new route increases Qatar Airways' extensive global network to seven gateways within the United States and 144 destinations worldwide....

2014-07-01 16:22:55

New Qatar Airways route gives DFW customers expanded access through Doha to the Gulf Region, Africa, India and Southeast Asia DFW AIRPORT, Texas, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport expanded access to the Gulf Region and beyond today with new daily service to Doha, Qatar. The Qatar Airways inaugural flight arrived at DFW mid-afternoon with scheduled departure to Doha at 8:00 pm featuring a 777-200LR aircraft with business and economy class...


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