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by Pelly
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Qatar to put Hamad Int Airport expansion on halt
Replies: 29
Views: 7971

Re: Unconfirmed: Qatar to put Hamad Int Airport expansion on halt

- Hamad Airport (DOH) recorded 10.7% growth in passenger numbers for the 3rd quarter of 2019 compared to the same period a year prior. (1) - The airport also confirmed that the expansion is proceeding, with details unveiled next week with a target opening of 2022 for the next phase. (2) (1) https://...

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by Pelly
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Qatar to put Hamad Int Airport expansion on halt
Replies: 29
Views: 7971

Re: Qatar to put Hamad Int Airport expansion on halt

As per the announcement from the PM of Qatar, the government will stop the expansion of Hamad International Airport. This comes as the passengers numbers are decreasing and the continuous losses of the national carrier, Qatar Airways. The airport will remain at the current planned capacity of 36 mi...

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by Pelly
Wed May 22, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Qatar to purchase 24 additional AH-64s
Replies: 22
Views: 2682

Re: Qatar to purchase 24 additional AH-64s

Yup the first batch of Rafales for Qatar will be flown by Pakistani exchange pilots, so there you have it, the Pakistani will be flying the Rafales earlier than the Indians :D haha, that is an awkward fact. No this is not a fact, there are ZERO Pakistani pilots on the Qatari Rafales. https://timeso...

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by Pelly
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways Announces New Economy Seat
Replies: 40
Views: 9030

Re: Qatar Airways Announces New Economy Seat

It's a customized version of the Optimares Quadra. The manufacturer states: quadra is not a fixed-back shell , and it is not a traditional recliner. The patented mechanism lets passengers enjoy a greater recline than traditional seats, without intruding on the personal space of the passengers behind...

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by Pelly
Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways announces its has acquired a 5% stake in China Southern Airlines
Replies: 58
Views: 9320

Re: Qatar Airways announces its has acquired a 5% stake in China Southern Airlines

I see QR may increase their investment. I've never understood small minority investments unless it is to stabilize a partner in a joint-venture (such as DL-VS) or a trade of stock to help enforce the joint venture and put someone on the board of directors of each airline. Is 5% enough? I would thin...

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by Pelly
Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways announces its has acquired a 5% stake in China Southern Airlines
Replies: 58
Views: 9320

Re: Qatar Airways announces its has acquired a 5% stake in China Southern Airlines

Hey guys, How long until Qatari eyes turn towards Australia....?!?! I've heard speculation for a couple of years that the Qataris would love a piece of the Aussie airline scene. Cheers, Bunumuring Well according to a different source few months ago, QR is currently being boycotted by QF and when th...

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by Pelly
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston aviation - 2018
Replies: 2468
Views: 241039

Re: Boston aviation - 2018

Starting this Saturday QR will upgrade to the 777-300ER, a change that will last right through the winter season before reverting back to the A359 in late March. QR has three versions of the 77W: one holds 380, another 358, and the third has a capacity of 335. All three trump the A359, which has a ...

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by Pelly
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways to send A388 to FRA from 31 March 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 2727

Re: Qatar Airways to send A388 to FRA from 31 March 2019

smi0006 wrote:
Where is this 380 coming from? Or have they had one delivered? I would have assumed they had maxed out the utilisation or is there an operatunity to squeeze a bit more out


BKK

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by Pelly
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAB: QR will lose interest in India in 12 months
Replies: 16
Views: 4327

Re: AAB: QR will lose interest in India in 12 months

QR discussed plans of a 100% foreign owned airline in India following announcements from the GoI. http://pib.nic.in/newsite/mbErel.aspx?relid=146338 5. Civil Aviation Sector (i) The extant FDI policy on Airports permits 100% FDI under automatic route in Greenfield Projects and 74% FDI in Brownfield ...

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by Pelly
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways announces Da Nang Vietnam
Replies: 33
Views: 5379

Re: Qatar Airways announces Da Nang Vietnam

Da Nang is at least more popular than Chiang Mai. Not everyone think about there when visiting Thailand, either (Mostly just Bangkok, Phuket, but not the north). International Tourist figure is not significantly different between Chiang Mai and Danang. In fact, Chiang Mai has a little higher foreig...

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by Pelly
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR to dump entire A330F fleet, favors 777F
Replies: 53
Views: 13025

Re: QR to dump entire A330F fleet, favors 777F

I must admit, it's funny to watch QR talk about how they have little spare capacity, yet are able to dispose of over 1/3rd of their freighter fleet and lease A330s out to Aer Lingus and BA... They aren't getting rid of a 1/3 of their freighter fleet. They have 3 A330F freighters coming to end of le...

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by Pelly
Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR to dump entire A330F fleet, favors 777F
Replies: 53
Views: 13025

Re: QR to dump entire A330F fleet, favors 777F

I think the point he was making is there is an overcapacity in the ME. Etihad, Emirates, and Saudi have all grounded aircraft, I would be surprised if Qatar did not. How much of it is due to the normally yearly Ramadan slow down is yet to be seen. Plus the A332F is mainly used for regional routes, ...

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by Pelly
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: It’s official! Meridiana rebranded as Air Italy
Replies: 115
Views: 17369

Re: It’s official! Meridiana rebranded as Air Italy

I expect them to ditch the 189-seater 737 layout for a more comfortable one. They have promised 31'' pitch (though they could be talking about the 787's/A330's) so in an all-Y config it would allow them to carry 168-174 seats. Also an interesting fact: Wiki says that their A330's will be at a 247-s...

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by Pelly
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR plans to announce 10 new routes along with a loss for this year, working on variation on Qsuites for A380's and 787's
Replies: 62
Views: 13315

Re: QR plans to announce 10 new routes along with a loss for this year, working on variation on Qsuites for A380's and 7

If anything it will be 10 short to medium haul routes. Don't see them adding anything really long haul at this point. So where do you think that Qatar should be sending all those wide bodies that they have on order and due for delivery to the airline? Yes there are a number of long haul destination...

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by Pelly
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR plans to announce 10 new routes along with a loss for this year, working on variation on Qsuites for A380's and 787's
Replies: 62
Views: 13315

Re: QR plans to announce 10 new routes along with a loss for this year, working on variation on Qsuites for A380's and 7

Isn't this typical rah rah rah sis boom bah from AAB. Almost a year ago they announced San Francisco and 11 new routes: https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/todayinthesky/2017/04/24/qatar-airways-plans-new-san-francisco-route-despite-us-uncertainty/100840088/ Where is QR in SFO? I think th...

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by Pelly
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR storing new 77W's ?
Replies: 10
Views: 7352

Re: QR storing new 77W's ?

Unless something changed recently these are supposed to be contractually delivered then complete BFE/Interior work afterwards before being flown out to DOH. Entry into service planned in 2 weeks.

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by Pelly
Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK and QR Loads from MIA
Replies: 39
Views: 7042

Re: TK and QR Loads from MIA

Okay, I'll bite and go with your claim of being ex-QR. So I have two questions then: 1). Why was yesterday's BOS-DOH showing on EF with so many seats pre-booked vs MIA-DOH which showed so few if QR has a high percentage of travelers who don't pre-select seats? 2). What demographic exactly are you r...

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by Pelly
Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK and QR Loads from MIA
Replies: 39
Views: 7042

Re: TK and QR Loads from MIA

Umm, no. If you think hundreds of people just 'didn't select their seats' you're delusional. Some (~20 at max maybe) people might not pre-select sears. But If you looked at QR's BOS-DOH flight tonight earlier on ExpertFlyer you would have seen 207 seats out of 241 (in Y) selected. MIA is generally ...

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by Pelly
Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK and QR Loads from MIA
Replies: 39
Views: 7042

Re: TK and QR Loads from MIA

Correct! MIA is, and has been, a weak performer passenger wise for QR. I have no clue about cargo. Looking at ExpertFlyer for tonight's (8/11) MIA-DOH flight there are currently the following booked seats: Y - 106 (out of 316 seats) J - 21 (out of 42 seats) So 127 seats out of 358 = 35% load factor...

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by Pelly
Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK and QR Loads from MIA
Replies: 39
Views: 7042

Re: TK and QR Loads from MIA

Literally straight from T100 (nondirectional average) so unless QR and TK are reporting false information to the DOT I'll go with T100 thanks. Do feel free to post your own numbers for the sake of comparison, but until you do your criticisms of my data (which is also the government's data) are irre...

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by Pelly
Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK and QR Loads from MIA
Replies: 39
Views: 7042

Re: TK and QR Loads from MIA

In aggregate it looks a bit less pretty. T100 showing the following for the year ending January 2017: QR: 73.78% TK: 71.28% Compare that to say JFK for the same time period: QR: 84.37% TK: 82.77% Comparatively weak load factors into MIA, and I suspect QR's numbers will take a ding given AA's recent...

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by Pelly
Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Cuts Flights to US
Replies: 238
Views: 42544

Re: Emirates Cuts Flights to US

Yes, I agree about QR having smaller, more right-sized aircraft. My comment was more about the super quick expansion by adding aircraft of all sizes even faster than EK did. QR may have a number of these smaller, right-sized aircraft but they also have an order book of 80 A350s and 60 777Xs. QR als...

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by Pelly
Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar airways new destinations
Replies: 53
Views: 14892

Re: Qatar airways new destinations

[*] Mykonos, Greece (seasonal) http://fb.me/6mwIyr6EZ I'm surprised this comes before Thessaloniki, which could most likely sustain a daily flight year-round. There were strong rumours about QR flying there but it looks like they are focusing on Skopje in the broader area for now. Thessaloniki is o...

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by Pelly
Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways unveils new Q Suite business class seat
Replies: 95
Views: 26692

Re: Qatar Airways unveils new Q Suite business class seat

well folks, looks like Qatar copied Delta's idea for a business class suite. So, for those that were critical of DL's business class suite with a full sized door, what is your thoughts on Qatar's new business suite seat? The new QR seat has been in development for around 3 years with the major desi...

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by Pelly
Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways unveils new Q Suite business class seat
Replies: 95
Views: 26692

Re: Qatar Airways unveils new Q Suite business class seat

well folks, looks like Qatar copied Delta's idea for a business class suite. So, for those that were critical of DL's business class suite with a full sized door, what is your thoughts on Qatar's new business suite seat? The new QR seat has been in development for around 3 years with the major desi...

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by Pelly
Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways unveils new Q Suite business class seat
Replies: 95
Views: 26692

Re: Qatar Airways unveils new Q Suite business class seat

The seat configuration is actually denser than their existing 777 business class product. It is a profit minded product. They have a 6 abreast configuration in their 777s right now. It's literally not even close on a density perspective.[/quote] It is 6 abreast at 78" seat pitch, with extra de...

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by Pelly
Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways chief says will not take any Airbus A320neos in 2017
Replies: 41
Views: 9840

Re: Qatar Airways chief says will not take any Airbus A320neos in 2017

How does switching airframes make a difference its still the same engines A320NEOs come with CFM LEAP and P&W GTF options. Qatar's engine order is of the latter. 737MAX is exclusively powered by LEAPs. Not sure, but I think he means how does switching from the A320neo to the A321neo solve the e...

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by Pelly
Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways plans to start an airline in India
Replies: 28
Views: 4757

Re: Qatar Airways plans to start an airline in India

This is part of the bilateral air services agreement negotiations, one of the things requested by the Indian side.

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by Pelly
Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways unveils new Q Suite business class seat
Replies: 95
Views: 26692

Re: Qatar Airways unveils new Q Suite business class seat

This is pretty overkill for J ... its basically a first class product by anything but name First class product with a J class price tag :) Only manageable when you don't need to run at a profit. Of the ME 3, QR is turning, by far, the highest operating losses. Etihad wouldn't even get close to that...

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by Pelly
Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways unveils new Q Suite business class seat
Replies: 95
Views: 26692

Re: Qatar Airways unveils new Q Suite business class seat

Does anyone know who will be manufacturing these seats? B/E Aerospace. Does anyone know whether the paired seats (the ones that can be made into a double bed) have a divider that can be put up / pulled out when the two pax aren't actually travelling together? It sounds like they do, but I've not se...

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by Pelly
Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways drops Al Maha plans
Replies: 7
Views: 2549

Re: Qatar Airways drops Al Maha plans

So Al is left with a batch of A320s that aren't even the same engine as the QR fleet That's what I wanted to ask since I was sure that I had already seen a picture of a Al Maha A320, but a quick google search revealed that they had already four A320's. Storage Airways would be a good name for Qatar...

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by Pelly
Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways drops Al Maha plans
Replies: 7
Views: 2549

Re: Qatar Airways drops Al Maha plans

Interesting, I highly doubt that the problem is purely about licencing. I guess Mr. Albakar does earn his nicknames after all The 737MAX is not intended for Al-Maha. Al-Maha's licensing suffered from constantly shifting goalposts, requirements and constraints that made it not an attractive commerci...

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by Pelly
Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trump to Meet with Airline CEOs Thursday
Replies: 143
Views: 22567

Re: Trump to Meet with Airline CEOs Thursday

Remarks by President Trump in Meeting with the Aviation Industry "I know you're under pressure from a lot of foreign elements and foreign carriers. I've been hearing that a little bit. At the same time, we want to make life good for them also. They come with big investments -- in many cases, t...

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by Pelly
Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EY To Cease USA Expansion
Replies: 31
Views: 10460

Re: EY To Cease USA Expansion

waly777 wrote:
EY is the most capacity disciplined of the ME3



2014 y-o-y ASK growth
EK = +9.1%
QR = +13.5%
EY = +21.8%

2015 y-o-y ASK growth
EK = +12.5%
QR = +19.3%
EY = +21.0%

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by Pelly
Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOH - Hamad Airport 2016 growth over 20%.
Replies: 1
Views: 713

DOH - Hamad Airport 2016 growth over 20%.

The Qatar Civil Aviation Authority published the statistics for Calendar year 2016: PAX: 37,322,843 (+20.4%) Cargo: 1,758,075 (+20.8%) Movements: 245,793 (+15.8%) https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C3ALDiYW8AQub6d.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C3E3TvXWYAE8yST.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C3AJeorWQAM_H...

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by Pelly
Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Announces A380 operations to Sao Paulo from 26MAR17
Replies: 43
Views: 9485

Re: Emirates Announces A380 operations to Sao Paulo from 26MAR17

AF086 wrote:
EK and QR are really racing to fill the void to be left by EY. This EK upgrade and QR's announcement to fly DOH-GIG-SCL 4x weekly, will compensate Etihad's departure.


QR increased capacity on DOH-GRU-EZE last month to a 77W from a 77L adding 99 seats in Y each way.

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by Pelly
Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ME3 statistics and scale comparison
Replies: 28
Views: 4462

ME3 statistics and scale comparison

The Arab Air Carriers' Association (AACO - http://www.aaco.org) updated their published statistics and I thought the numbers could be of interest to A.net. Scheduled Operations - December 2016 - Source: SRS Analyser database via AACO 1. Average Daily Departures: EK - 565 QR - 530 EY - 282 2. Airport...

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by Pelly
Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation - Part 12
Replies: 293
Views: 29500

Re: Boston Aviation - Part 12

T-100 for June 16 is here....loads are as follows: info is only as good as the data in T-100 remember that.. BOS-AMS (DL) - 86.5% BOS-CDG (AA) - 56.1% (front of house must be doing ok?) BOS-CDG (AF) - 72.1% (ouch) BOS-CDG (DL) - 82.0% BOS-CGN (EW) - 43.8% (well now we know why this got canned in a ...

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by Pelly
Wed Dec 14, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR to convert entire A320neo order to A321neo
Replies: 55
Views: 13956

Re: QR to convert entire A320neo order to A321neo

Do you have proof that it's 70-30? I've read somewhere that 80% of QR's traffic is connecting passengers. Given the size of QR and the size of the Qatar as a country as well as it's attractiveness as a destination, I find it hard to believe that 30% is O&D traffic. Yes, https://www.google.com/u...

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by Pelly
Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR to convert entire A320neo order to A321neo
Replies: 55
Views: 13956

Re: QR to convert entire A320neo order to A321neo

Yes, makes sense. And if you scroll down in that article you posted, Baker himself says that only 18-20% of their passengers started/ended their journey in Qatar. Wow... That explains quite a bit about QR. While EK is highly connecting, Dubai at least fills a large number of hotel rooms and is the ...

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by Pelly
Sun Nov 27, 2016 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 184
Replies: 301
Views: 36058

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread Part 184

sunrisevalley wrote:
NZ321 wrote:
More to the point is what will QR do when the 77L phases out...

They will probably have some 777-8 's in their fleet which will carry ~ 40t for ~ 19 hrs.


QR has 10 777-8 on order to replace their 9 77L.

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by Pelly
Fri Nov 25, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM pulls out of Doha after 33 years.
Replies: 34
Views: 10353

Re: KLM pulls out of Doha after 33 years.

KLM could not save the destination with an A321LR either. Not without At the end of the day, most other carriers will have to pull out of DOH as the Business is taken up by QR and DOH is not the only Destination where that happens. A place with 2 Million People and the attractiveness of a medieval ...

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by Pelly
Fri Nov 25, 2016 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM pulls out of Doha after 33 years.
Replies: 34
Views: 10353

Re: KLM pulls out of Doha after 33 years.

double post by mistake please delete

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by Pelly
Mon Nov 21, 2016 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Super Business Class is delayed until March
Replies: 19
Views: 6990

Re: Qatar Super Business Class is delayed until March

It would be a bit embarrassing to shout about your wonderful new product that is unique, only to have already launched on another airline and one that you feel is inferior to your airline as well. Maybe they need more features to differentiate their own new product with the competition and once aga...

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by Pelly
Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways supposedly goes double daily to Amsterdam
Replies: 10
Views: 2276

Re: Qatar Airways supposedly goes double daily to Amsterdam

Double daily, why not one a380? To offer more flexibility for the passengers. Be realistic, most of the passengers won't stay in Doha, they will change for connecting flights. So more fligths = more good connections. How many waves of arrivals/departures are there at Doha? IIRC EK works on three wa...

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by Pelly
Fri Oct 28, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo family production thread - 2015-2017 (part 7)
Replies: 2436
Views: 402075

Re: Airbus A320NEO Production Thread - Part 11

I would suggest that the thread concentrate on actual production and progress on the A320NEO, too much space occupied by the QR saga with no added information, in many cases misquoted off the cuff statements made in event sidelines and a lot of fake controversy by the press. In the end a lot of spec...

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by Pelly
Fri Oct 28, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo family production thread - 2015-2017 (part 7)
Replies: 2436
Views: 402075

Re: Airbus A320NEO Production Thread - Part 11

Not that I wouldn't mind schadenfreude... Lightsaber Some perspective on QR's "slowdown" of growth. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cu4itLCWgAAyT3m.jpg People who think its about QR not needing the aircraft or having trouble financing it are on the wrong track. There are 10 older A320s due to...

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by Pelly
Fri Oct 28, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doha Hamad Airport 21.3% growth first 9 months of 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1073

Re: Doha Hamad Airport 21.3% growth first 9 months of 2016

http://centreforaviation.com/news/hamad ... 016-595520
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Didn't look the public info in the previous post.

Here are the 3Q2016 figures:

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Here is a link to the figures for 1H2016:

http://centreforaviation.com/news/hamad ... 016-595520

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by Pelly
Thu Oct 27, 2016 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Doha Hamad Airport 21.3% growth first 9 months of 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1073

Doha Hamad Airport 21.3% growth first 9 months of 2016

Figures for first 9 months of 2016 (up to September)

PAX: 27.9m (up 21.3%)
Cargo: 1,262,070 tonnes (up 19.8%)
Movements: 181,424 (up 16.3%)

Source: Qatar Civil Aviation Authority

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by Pelly
Thu Oct 06, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo family production thread - 2015-2017 (part 7)
Replies: 2436
Views: 402075

Re: Airbus A320NEO Production Thread - Part 11

StTim wrote:
So why aren't Qatar taking them? Are they going to switch to the MAX in tomorrow's rumoured announcement?


Hint: QR has made US$288m in compensation from suppliers in 2015 and 2016, and QR's contracts are more robust and customised than typical contracts.

[Edited to correct dates]

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