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Qatar Airways says it lost $4.1 billion due to Covid-19

  • Without the cost of grounding its Airbus A380 and A330 aircraft, Qatar Airways reported an underlying operating loss for the year of $228.3 million compared with $310 million the previous year.
Qatar Airways announced on Monday, Sept. 27, 2021 that it suffered a more than $4 billion loss in revenues over the last year, as lockdowns triggered by the coronavirus pandemic slashed demand for air travel.(AP)
Qatar Airways announced on Monday, Sept. 27, 2021 that it suffered a more than $4 billion loss in revenues over the last year, as lockdowns triggered by the coronavirus pandemic slashed demand for air travel.(AP)
Published on Sep 27, 2021 10:30 PM IST
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Over 20 US citizens, 48 lawful residents leave Kabul airport in evac flight: US

On September 9, Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport commenced operation after some 200 foreigners, including US citizens, were evacuated out of the war-torn Afghanistan.
US secretary of state Anthony Blinken had tweeted on September 11 about 21 US nationals and 11 lawful residents leaving the Afghanistan.
US secretary of state Anthony Blinken had tweeted on September 11 about 21 US nationals and 11 lawful residents leaving the Afghanistan.
Published on Sep 20, 2021 11:53 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Qatar Airways named world's best airline for 2021. List of top 20 carriers

  • AirlineRatings.com released its annual list of top 20 airlines in the world, applauding Qatar Airways for its “dedication and commitment to continue to operate” throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.
Qatar Airways achieved a host of industry firsts, which helped it achieve the top spot on the list.(Reuters)
Qatar Airways achieved a host of industry firsts, which helped it achieve the top spot on the list.(Reuters)
Published on Jul 20, 2021 09:00 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

India thanks Qatar Airways for facilitating shipment of 1,350 oxygen cylinders

Earlier, a total of three oxygen generators and 1,000 ventilators arrived from the United Kingdom on Sunday.
A Qatar Airways flight carrying another 1350 oxygen cylinders sent by British Oxygen Company from the UK, arrives in India to fight Covid-19. (PTI Photo)
A Qatar Airways flight carrying another 1350 oxygen cylinders sent by British Oxygen Company from the UK, arrives in India to fight Covid-19. (PTI Photo)
Published on May 10, 2021 02:27 PM IST
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Qatar government issues ‘sincerest apology’ for strip-searching female travellers at the airport

Qatar Prime Minister and Minister of Interior apologise for invasive searches of women by Qatari authorities at Hamad International Airport, after a newborn was found in a garbage bag at the airport’s toilet on October 2.
Qatar government apologises for strip-searching women at the airport(Twitter/BoardingArea)
Qatar government apologises for strip-searching women at the airport(Twitter/BoardingArea)
Updated on Oct 30, 2020 08:54 PM IST
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HT Brunch Cover Story: Presenting the new gods of infotainment

Are they Bollywood stars? Nope. But these two Bombay boys are the new faces of stardom, reflecting real people and their extraordinary dreams.
Mumbai boys Nikhil Sharma and Ranveer Allahbadia are top Indian YouTubers with over a million subscribers. Make-up and hair by Ashwin Shelar; On Nikhil: Oufit, Jack & Jones; watch, Apple; On Ranveer: Suit, Don & Julio; T-shirt, Uniqlo; pocket square, Raymond; jeans, Massimo Dutti, shoes, Fila(Subi Samuel)
Mumbai boys Nikhil Sharma and Ranveer Allahbadia are top Indian YouTubers with over a million subscribers. Make-up and hair by Ashwin Shelar; On Nikhil: Oufit, Jack & Jones; watch, Apple; On Ranveer: Suit, Don & Julio; T-shirt, Uniqlo; pocket square, Raymond; jeans, Massimo Dutti, shoes, Fila(Subi Samuel)
Updated on Oct 11, 2020 03:19 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByJamal Shaikh

Qatar Airways says losses reach $1.9 billion amid pandemic, boycott

The state-owned carrier also blamed new accounting rules for further adding to losses for the past fiscal year, which ended March 31.
A Qatar Airways aircraft is parked at Rome's Leonardo Da Vinci international airport, Wednesday, July 8, 2020.(AP)
A Qatar Airways aircraft is parked at Rome's Leonardo Da Vinci international airport, Wednesday, July 8, 2020.(AP)
Updated on Sep 27, 2020 05:13 PM IST
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Dubai | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai

Qatar Air loss widens on coronavirus lockdown, Air Italy suspension

The loss for the 12 months through March rose 47% to 7 billion riyals ($1.9 billion), the airline said in a statement. It cited lockdowns linked to the virus and Air Italy’s suspension of operations for the loss. Qatar Airways owns 49% of Air Italy.
Total revenue climbed 6.4% to 51.1 billion riyals. It carried 32.4 million passengers, an 8.9% increase from the year-ago period.(AFP)
Total revenue climbed 6.4% to 51.1 billion riyals. It carried 32.4 million passengers, an 8.9% increase from the year-ago period.(AFP)
Updated on Sep 27, 2020 05:06 PM IST
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ByBloomberg | Posted by Arpan Rai

Covid-19 lockdown: Special flight repatriates UK nationals from Amritsar

The UK nationals expressed their gratitude to the Indian citizens and Government of India for helping them while they were stranded here due to coronavirus-induced lockdown.
The Qatar Airways flight was scheduled to take off at 2:15 AM from Amritsar.(AP Photo)
The Qatar Airways flight was scheduled to take off at 2:15 AM from Amritsar.(AP Photo)
Published on May 03, 2020 07:01 AM IST
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Amritsar | ByAsian News International | Posted by: Prashasti Singh

Qatar Airways CEO says will keep flying but warns cash is running out

Chief Executive Akbar al-Baker said the airline would eventually have to seek support from its owner, the Qatar government.
The Middle East carrier is one of few global airlines to continue operate after the coronavirus decimated travel demand almost overnight(Reuters file copy)
The Middle East carrier is one of few global airlines to continue operate after the coronavirus decimated travel demand almost overnight(Reuters file copy)
Updated on Mar 29, 2020 02:50 PM IST
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Dubai | ByReuters

Qatar bars arrivals from 14 countries, including India, as coronavirus cases spike

Qatar reported three more cases of coronavirus on Sunday, bringing the total there to 15.
Tourists wearing protective masks walk in a street following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease, in New Delhi, on Monday.(Reuters Photo)
Tourists wearing protective masks walk in a street following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease, in New Delhi, on Monday.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Mar 09, 2020 11:43 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

‘Tallest, widest, longest cabin’: Gulfstream to build world’s biggest private jet G700

The G700 has “the tallest, widest, longest cabin in our industry,” Gulfstream President Mark Burns said at a private-jet conference late Monday in Las Vegas.
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. President Mark Burns speaks during the unveiling of the company's new G700 business jet during a news conference at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) exhibition in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. October 21, 2019.(REUTERS)
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. President Mark Burns speaks during the unveiling of the company's new G700 business jet during a news conference at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) exhibition in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. October 21, 2019.(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 23, 2019 08:10 AM IST
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Qatar Airways to seek compensation from Boeing over 737 MAX grounding

According to the latest MHA order, the appellant may appear either in person or through a legal practitioner or a relation authorised by the appellant in writing subject to the acceptance of such representation by the tribunal.
Al-Baker said Qatar Airways was looking to close the deal “sometime before the end of the year.(Reuters File Photo)
Al-Baker said Qatar Airways was looking to close the deal “sometime before the end of the year.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Jun 07, 2019 02:05 PM IST
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St Petersburg, Russia | ByReuters

‘Will seriously consider any partnership proposal from Indian carriers’: Qatar Airways

The blockade on Qatar and withdrawal of 28 weekly between Doha and cities of New Delhi and Mumbai has increased the pressure on available seat capacity in Qatar-India routes, the airline said Thursday.
The Gulf carrier has submitted a formal request to the Indian authorities for an additional capacity on a temporary operating permit basis to meet the air traffic demand in Qatar-India routes.(REUTERS FILE)
The Gulf carrier has submitted a formal request to the Indian authorities for an additional capacity on a temporary operating permit basis to meet the air traffic demand in Qatar-India routes.(REUTERS FILE)
Updated on May 17, 2019 10:45 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Increase seats between Doha, New delhi: Qatar Airways

A civil aviation ministry official said on condition of anonymity that bilateral agreements between two countries would have to be amended to increase the number of flights and that a call cannot be taken at a short notice.
More than 700,000 Indian expats live and work in Qatar, where they make up about 25% of the total population.(HT Photo)
More than 700,000 Indian expats live and work in Qatar, where they make up about 25% of the total population.(HT Photo)
Published on May 16, 2019 12:26 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Corporate lobbyist Deepak Talwar’s bail plea denied, ED questions wife Deepa

Deepa Talwar’s questioning has been going on since April 24. Today was the third time that she has appeared before the ED since then.
A Delhi court, taking cognisance of the Enforcement Directorate’s chargesheet against Deepak Talwar, issued a non-bailable warrant (NBW) against his son Aditya after he, too, was named as an accused.(PTI)
A Delhi court, taking cognisance of the Enforcement Directorate’s chargesheet against Deepak Talwar, issued a non-bailable warrant (NBW) against his son Aditya after he, too, was named as an accused.(PTI)
Updated on May 01, 2019 01:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Clues by lobbyist point to UPA ministers: Enforcement Directorate

Agencies, including the Enforcement Directorate (ED), the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the income tax departments, are processing vital clues in this regard, provided by lobbyist Deepak Talwar, currently in judicial custody, the officials added, requesting anonymity.
The ED attached Holiday Inn, a hotel in New Delhi, in a money laundering case against Deepak Talwar on Saturday.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
The ED attached Holiday Inn, a hotel in New Delhi, in a money laundering case against Deepak Talwar on Saturday.(Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Published on Mar 31, 2019 06:48 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRajeev Jayaswal and Richa Banka

Pak’s airspace closure leaves thousands of passengers stranded worldwide

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Thursday temporarily restored Pakistani airspace for commercial aviation, allowing some flights to depart.
Thousands of air travellers stranded worldwide heaved a sigh of relief as Pakistan announced that its airspace will be fully re-opened by Friday, as the aviation authorities allowed some flights to operate Thursday.(AFP Photo)
Thousands of air travellers stranded worldwide heaved a sigh of relief as Pakistan announced that its airspace will be fully re-opened by Friday, as the aviation authorities allowed some flights to operate Thursday.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Feb 28, 2019 09:18 PM IST
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Not interested in Jet Airways as it’s backed by enemy state, says Qatar Airways CEO

Abu Dhabi is part of the United Arab Emirates that cut ties with Qatar in 2017 over accusations of supporting terrorism.
Qatar Airways will not buy a stake in Jet Airways as a substantial portion of the debt-laden Indian carrier is held by Etihad Airways, whose owner Abu Dhabi is an “enemy” of Qatar, its CEO Akbar al-Baker said on Tuesday.(REUTERS)
Qatar Airways will not buy a stake in Jet Airways as a substantial portion of the debt-laden Indian carrier is held by Etihad Airways, whose owner Abu Dhabi is an “enemy” of Qatar, its CEO Akbar al-Baker said on Tuesday.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 15, 2019 02:57 PM IST
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Mumbai | ByReuters

Water tanker hits Qatar Airways plane at Kolkata airport; DGCA orders probe

There were 103 passengers. The aircraft did not take off.
Airport officials wondered how could the vehicle hit the aircraft that was standing at the tarmac at the appropriate spot.(Reuters File Photo)
Airport officials wondered how could the vehicle hit the aircraft that was standing at the tarmac at the appropriate spot.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Nov 02, 2018 08:20 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | BySumanta Ray Chaudhuri

Singapore Airlines tops SkyTrax world’s best airline list

Singapore Airlines may be the world’s best airline, according to a new survey by SkyTrax. Here’s why the airline made the cut.
Singapore Air has been revamping its cabins to provide bigger entertainment consoles and full-flat beds for business class.(Facebook)
Singapore Air has been revamping its cabins to provide bigger entertainment consoles and full-flat beds for business class.(Facebook)
Updated on Jul 18, 2018 11:45 AM IST
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Bloomberg | ByKyunghee Park, Bloomberg

Qatar Airways flight skids during landing due to rain and water on Kochi runway, damages 12 lights

A Qatar Airways’ Kochi-bound Airbus A330 aircraft carrying 306 passengers from Doha landed “off-centred” on runway due to adverse weather conditions on Friday morning, damaging 12 runway lights. All passengers were safe.
Qatar Airways cancelled the return leg of the flight and accommodated all passengers on other flights. Two flights were delayed due to the incident.(AFP/Photo for representation)
Qatar Airways cancelled the return leg of the flight and accommodated all passengers on other flights. Two flights were delayed due to the incident.(AFP/Photo for representation)
Published on Jul 13, 2018 05:42 PM IST
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Mumbai | ByPress Trust of India

‘Of course’ top job at Qatar Airways is held by a man, it’s challenging position: CEO

Akbar Al Baker said his airline had taken steps to address gender equality, but when asked why it was led by a man, he replied: “of course it had to be led by a man because it is a very challenging position.”
Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar Al Baker (L) and Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce (R) attend a press conference at the International Air Transport Association (IATA) annual meeting in Sydney on June 5, 2018.(AFP Photo)
Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar Al Baker (L) and Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce (R) attend a press conference at the International Air Transport Association (IATA) annual meeting in Sydney on June 5, 2018.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Jun 05, 2018 01:53 PM IST
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Agence France-Presse, Sydney | ByAgence France-Presse

DoT, aviation ministry to discuss in-flight connectivity rules next week: Telecom secy

Telecom operators may or may not be part of the upcoming meeting which will look at evolving a framework for in-flight connectivity, Aruna Sundararajan said.
Picture: Shutterstock
Picture: Shutterstock
Updated on May 10, 2018 02:05 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Air India losses set to top Rs 13 crore if govt’s share sale fails to take off: CAPA report

Failure to divest Air India could see the state-owned airline shut down unless the government pumps in taxpayers’ money into the airline, CAPA India said on Friday.
The government had on March 28 issued the preliminary information memorandum for the proposed divestment of Air India.(Mint File Photo)
The government had on March 28 issued the preliminary information memorandum for the proposed divestment of Air India.(Mint File Photo)
Updated on May 05, 2018 12:07 AM IST
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