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U.S. Airlines Say Emirates Benefited from Government Support

U.S. Airlines Say Emirates Benefited from Government Support

The three largest U.S. airlines said that the United Arab Emirates provided billions of dollars in government subsidies to build an airport for the sole benefit of its own airline, Emirates.
American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines, speaking through a coalition founded by the three, Partnership for Open & Fair Skies, said that the UAE had spent $7.8 billion to build a new, 11-story terminal at Dubai International Airport, …

Vote for Your Favorite Airlines, Hotels, and Airports in the 2015 Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards

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Voting for the 2015 Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards has begun, and with it, your opportunity to determine the winners. To cast your vote, click here to open the ballot.
Last year, over 155,000 votes were cast. This year the field of nominees includes over 100 airlines and alliances, hotels and resorts, and car rental agencies. Other categories include Best Travel Tools and Apps, Best General Travel Blogs, and Best Points …

Qatar Airways Takes Delivery of First Ever Airbus A350 XWB

Qatar Airways Takes Delivery of First Ever Airbus A350 XWB

Airbus announced the delivery of its first ever A350 XWB to launch customer Qatar Airways on Monday.
The A350 is the first all-new Airbus model since the double-decker A380 jumbo jet debuted back in 2005. It is longer and wider than the existing A330 and A340 models and, through design advancements, significant use of composite materials, and all-new Rolls Royce turbofans, is 25% more efficient.
With the delivery, Qatar Airways becomes the …

Airbus Delivers Qatar Airways’ First A380

Airbus Delivers Qatar Airways’ First A380

Qatar Airways announced that it took delivery of its first Airbus A380 on Wednesday.  The carrier currently has nine more superjumbos on order.
Qatar plans to put the plane into service on its route between Doha’s Hamad International Airport and London Heathrow, followed by its Doha-Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport route.
The Airbus A380 is a double-deck, wide-body, four-engine plane that had its first flight in 2005 and entered commercial service in …

Farnborough Day 3: Boeing, Bombardier, Airbus Report 150+ Orders at Airshow

Farnborough Day 3: Boeing, Bombardier, Airbus Report 150+ Orders at Airshow

The Farnborough International Airshow, which opened Monday, continued as tens of thousands of people, including airline executives and aircraft manufacturers, flocked to an airfield in rural England to see the aviation industry’s newest planes and place orders for them.
The biggest news Wednesday was Qatar Airways’ order for 50 Boeing 777X aircraft. The order includes the purchase rights for an additional 50 and the total value of the announcement is $37.7 …

Qatar Airways Inaugurates Service to Dallas

Qatar Airways Inaugurates Service to Dallas

Qatar Airways began new daily, non-stop service from Doha to Dallas, Texas on Tuesday, with the first flight arriving at 3:24 p.m.
Qatar Flight 734 will leave Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport today at 8:00 p.m. and will arrive in Doha the following day at 6:20 p.m. local time.
The flights are operated using a Boeing 777-200LR (long range) aircraft, equipped with 42 fully lie-flat seats in business class and 217 economy seats.  …

Qatar Airways Links Miami with Doha

Qatar Airways Links Miami with Doha

Qatar Airways announced the launch of new non-stop service from Doha to Miami.  The service operates four times a week, using Boeing 777-200 aircraft.
Flights depart Doha International Airport at 8:40 a.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturday, and Sundays, and arrive at Miami International Airport at 5:20 p.m.  Flights from Miami depart at 9:15 p.m., also on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, and arrive in Doha at 6:20 p.m. the next day.
Qatar’s …