Qatar ‘files WTO complaint’

Qatar was reported on 31 July to have filed an official complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO) to challenge a trade boycott by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and United Arab Emirates imposed over alleged support for terrorism. It would be the first step in the WTO's dispute process and, following negotiations, the dispute would go to a panel. [+]

Gulf dispute threatens Qatar trade

A diplomatic spat in the Gulf has the potential to disrupt trade, says analyst Panjiva. Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE have severed diplomatic ties with Qatar, suspending trade over the country’s alleged support for Iran and Islamic terrorist organizations. Panjiva adds that the four countries are also hoping to ... [+]

Qatar continues Heathrow freighter revival

Qatar Airways Cargo has become the latest carrier to start full freighter services to London Heathow with a weekly A330F from its Doha hub from 3 June. It already operates London-Stansted all-cargo services, started in May 2014, but said that said that direct calls at London’s main airport would cut trucking ... [+]

Qatar raises IAG stake

Qatar Airways has increased its 15.7% stake in International Airlines Group (IAG) to 20%. The Middle East carrier says its interest in IAG – owner of British Airways and Iberia - is purely financial and that it does not intend to increase its shareholding further unless there are material changes ... [+]

Qatar extends CITES ban

Qatar Airways is to extend of its existing embargo on transporting hunting trophies to encompass all species identified by the CITES Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species. The airline’s existing ban on carrying CITES I hunting trophies has been extended to include all species included in the CITES I, ... [+]

Lift-off for IAG-Qatar deal

IAG Cargo has extended its capacity partnership with Qatar Airways, one year on from signing the deal that replaced its own all-cargo capacity. It also extends the number of destinations to nine routes. They include a new Shanghai to Madrid service and a new feed from Islamabad to the IAG ... [+]

New air hub for Qatar

Qatar opened its new Hamad International Airport on 1 May when a Qatar Airways flight became the first to officially land on the East runway, carrying the Minister of Transport and other VIPs. Ten carriers have now started operations at the new hub with the remaining carriers, including national carrier ... [+]

Qatar Airways to fly to Edinburgh

Qatar Airways has released details of a new route from Edinburgh to Doha, due to be launched on 28 May. It will operate on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, departing Doha at 08:00 and arriving Edinburgh at 13:15. The return flight departs Edinburgh at 14:45, arriving back in Doha ... [+]

Qatar to send freighters to Stansted

Qatar Airways Cargo is to start freighter services London Stansted from 2 May. The Essex gateway will be served by five weekly Boeing 777F services from Doha. [+]

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