With an initial order of 10 planes, Qatar Airways’ executive charter service is helping Savannah-based Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.’s new G700 series of corporate jet take off. Qatar Executive is already a major Gulfstream customer, with 11 total jets in existing fleet — six G650ERs and five of the earlier G500s, for which the Middle Eastern airline […]
At least on the surface, Delta Air Lines didn’t get its wish this week for a yet another critical review of an aviation pact between the U.S. and Qatar, which the Atlanta-based carrier said is still being abused by Qatar’s state-run airline. Civil aviation delegations from both sides met on the sidelines of a high-level strategic […]
Delta Air Lines Inc. has fired a new salvo in an ongoing battle with Middle Eastern air carrier Qatar Airways, reigniting a conflict a year after the two sides reached a fragile ceasefire. At issue this time is Qatar’s 49 percent stake in Italy’s Meridiana, which has been rebranded to Air Italy and is now […]
Delta Air Lines Inc. is heralding a new agreement between the U.S. and the United Arab Emirates that it believes is the final blow in a fight to end what it sees as unfair competition from Middle Eastern carriers. The U.S. State Department last week announced an “understanding” reached May 11 with the UAE that requires […]
While the Persian Gulf dispute drew widespread attention around the world, Qatar‘s Hamad International Airport remained busy as a beehive as planes arrived from and departed to all corners of the world. Headed to Delhi, India, on July 3 to meet up for a 10-day business trip with Ani Agnihotri and Vir Nanda, leaders in […]
Qatar Airways says the tense regional conflict that has seen the country cut off from its Arab neighbors hasn’t affected transfer travel through its busy international airport from places like Atlanta. Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates severed diplomatic ties and travel to Qatar June 5 in an effort to discourage the tiny, gas-rich nation from what […]
Fragomen Worldwide, the global immigration law firm with an Atlanta office, is preparing a webcast to discuss the travel ban announced by Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen preventing Qatari citizens travel from those countries effective today, June 6. According to a Fragomen news release, the ban encompasses entry or residence in […]
It’s one thing to report on the world from your backyard; it’s another to hop the fence and see whether what you’ve been saying from a distance is true up close. Thanks to our partners at Delta Air Lines Inc., we were able to once again marry the ear with the eyes, reconciling what we’ve […]
As Qatar Airways begins its push to hire flight attendants in Atlanta, some are aiming to let the potential employees know what they’re in for — especially the women.
Qatar Airways says the sky is the limit with its high-flying careers, but activists say that if the Middle Eastern carrier gets its way, some Atlantans may soon be moving to a country that keeps its workers grounded.