Alleged news is in that the new Doha International Airport has been delayed from its planned 12-12-2012 opening. It’s not a surprise really and it makes us regret notching up all the qmiles we did. The old airport is a mess and is a buzzkill when it come to travel, especially luxury travel. The lounges feel vapid and a mere extension of the terminal. The bus rides are horrendous. Too bad Qatar Airways offers an array of destinations, which is its biggest draw.
Doha News reports: “The opening of the New Doha International Airport to passenger traffic has officially been delayed until the the second half of next year, Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker told the Moodie Report in a recent interview. This is in direct contrast to comments he made in an interview with CNN’s Richard Quest, recorded in December 2011 and broadcast in January this year.”
“In a move to provide passengers with more flexible travel options, Qatar Airways has launched an additional daily flight between Kuwait and Doha.
Qatar Airways now operates five flights daily between Kuwait City and the airline’s Doha hub taking frequency up to 35 weekly services on the route.
The new daily flight QR145 departs Doha at 1300 hrs, arriving in Kuwait at 1415 hrs. Continue reading →
Allegedly, there is a possibility that Qatar Airways may launch a low-budget carrier to rival FlyDubai, Air Arabia and Jazeera Airways. The new airline would come in response to the influx of business with low-cost airlines. This is a rumor that has been going around for months now, but some news is starting to surface with regards to its consideration. This would be great news to the region and the world. And, since it will be the launch of Qatar Airways itself, this may make it easier to facilitate baggage transportion between the two companies. Good news if it actually happens!
Due to popular demand, the 2-for-1 offers that Qatar Airways has offered as a way to celebrate reaching its hundredth destination has been delayed. Allegedly, the system has crashed after many tried to book their tickets during the small time-frame. Now, the offer will be available from the 13th to the 14th of April. Get clicking!