According to leading data and analytics company GlobalData, outbound and inbound air travel in Malta is expected to increase at CAGRs of 6,9 percent and 6,6 percent respectively between 2020 and 2023. The Air Malta agreement with Qatar Airways will offer increased connectivity from Malta to regions such as Africa, which Qatar Airways has been heavily investing in recent years.
Qatar Airways has signed a comprehensive codeshare agreement with Air Malta.
American Airlines has renewed its codeshare agreement with Qatar Airways, a premier carrier and member of the oneworld alliance in the Arabian Peninsula.
Qatar Executive, together with the ONE MORE ORBIT team, celebrated its setting of the new world speed record for any aircraft flying over the north and south poles with a private screening of the ONE MORE ORBIT documentary in the seven-star Novo cinema at Souq Waqif, Doha, Qatar in mid-December 2019.
Qatar Airways’ first ever passenger flight to Portugal landed at Lisbon Airport on June 24, as the airline adds to its rapidly expanding European network.
Qatar Executive, the private jet charter division of Qatar Airways Group, can now fly to Samedan, Switzerland; Chambery, France; and Innsbruck, Austria.
Qatar Airways has announced that as part of its strategy to invest in the strongest airlines around the world and continue enhancing operations and network connectivity, on December, 28, 2018, it had completed an on-market purchase of certain A shares and H shares of China Southern Airlines Company Limited (China Southern Airlines). This resulted in an aggregate holding of approximately 5.00 percent of the total issued share capital of China Southern Airlines.
Qatar Executive, the private jet charter division of Qatar Airways Group, has received two of its brand-new Gulfstream G500 executive jets, which will provide passengers with a unique and refined flying experience.
To celebrate the launch of Qatar Airways’ inaugural flight to Da Nang, Vietnam, H.E. Akbar Al Baker, group CEO, Qatar Airways, hosted a press conference at the InterContinental Hotel Da Nang.
Qatar Airways’ first non-stop flight from Doha to Mombasa, Kenya landed at Moi International Airport, marking the airline’s second gateway in Kenya.
Qatar Airways flight QR1333, operated by an Airbus A320, departed Hamad International Airport (HIA) on December 09, at 02:30 and arrived at Moi International Airport at 08:40, where it was welcomed with a celebratory water cannon salute.
H.E. Akbar Al Baker, group CEO, Qatar Airways, said, “Today’s inaugural flight to the beautiful coastal city of Mombasa marks further growth and strengthening bonds between the state of Qatar and Kenya. We are thrilled to be the first Middle East airline to offer direct flights to Mombasa, our second gateway into Kenya. The people of Mombasa will now be able to access Qatar Airways’ extensive global network of more than 160 destinations around the world, while enjoying its award-winning service.”
Qatar Airways will operate its service to Mombasa with an Airbus A320 aircraft, which features 12 business class seats and 120 seats in economy class. Passengers will be able to enjoy the airline’s superior entertainment system offering a wide variety of entertainment options.
The airline currently operates three daily flights between Doha and Nairobi, Kenya’s capital city. With the addition of four weekly flights to Mombasa, Qatar Airways will be operating a total of 25 weekly flights between Doha and Kenya.