Qatar Airways became the first airline to start regular flights with Airbus's most advanced plane, the A350, throwing down a challenge to Germany's Lufthansa at its home airport.
Lufthansa has been a fierce critic of Middl
Leading aircraft manufacturer Airbus has delivered its first new-gen wide body airliner A350 XWB to Qatar Airways, its global launch customer.
The A350 XWB embodies the most advanced technologies and breakthrough innovations in aerodyna
The head of Airbus yesterday (December 22) said the aircraft manufacturer had no intention to stop making the A380, saying the super jumbo had a 'bright future' despite a lack of orders this year.
The idea of stopping pro
Ten years ago, the boss of Qatar Airways, who takes his first new A350 jet this week, warned Airbus it was flying off course.
Boeing was knocking on his door with a "super-efficient" jet boasting 30 per cent fuel savings
First delivery of the new Airbus A350, scheduled for Saturday, December 13, has been postponed and no new date has been set, the planemaker said on Wednesday.
"We are working very closely with Qatar Airways to meet our common
Qatar Airways will receive Airbus' newest plane, the A350 jetliner, on December 13, the carrier said in a statement on Thursday.
The aircraft is the first of the 80 jets ordered by Qatar Airways, making it the first airline to
European planemaker Airbus aims to deliver the first A350 jetliner to launch customer Qatar Airways by mid-December, the airline said on Tuesday.
Gulf News quoted its chief executive Akbar Al Baker as saying the mid-sized
Dubai-based airline Emirates hopes to talk to plane maker Airbus in the next few months over possibly buying A350 planes after it unexpectedly cancelled an order for 70 in June, the airline's president Tim Clark said.
Dubai's Emirates hopes it will be able to re-engage in talks in the next few months with plane maker Airbus over possibly buying A350 planes after it cancelled an order earlier this year, the airline's president said on Thursday.
Qatar Airways has announced German business hub Frankfurt as the first route for its A350 Xtra Wide Body (XWB) aircraft, which is expected to join the fleet before the end of this year.
Qatar Airways, the global launch operator of