Qatar airways CEO: 'Bullying' Qatar will affect profits

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Qatar Airways' CEO Akbar al-Baker accused neighboring Gulf States Thursday of "bullying" his country during the region's political crisis and said his company's profits would be hit by the dispute. Baker insisted that Qatar could sustain the impact of what he called a blockade imposed on Doha, but conceded that an impact on profits was inevitable for the Gulf carrier. "It has to (affect profits) because we have additional costs to operate in and out of the country," he said. ...

After Qatar Airways CEO’s ‘grandmothers’ remark, end of American codeshare deal

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Days after Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker called US flight attendants as “grandmothers”, the feud between American Airlines Group Inc. and Qatar Airways Ltd. Appears to be escalating. According to a Bloomberg report, First, American scoffed at the Mideast airline’s interest in buying as much as 10 percent of the US company. That prompted Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker to say his counterpart at American, Doug Parker, was “frightened” by the ...

Laptop ban on direct flights between Morocco and US to be lifted

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

A ban on carrying laptop computers and other large electronic devices in aircraft cabins on direct flights between Morocco and the United States will be lifted on Thursday, Morocco's Royal Air Maroc said in a statement.In March, the United States banned laptops in cabins on flights originating at 10 airports in eight countries -- Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar and Turkey -- to address fears that bombs could be concealed in them.Royal Air Maroc is ...

WATCH: Qatar Airways’ CEO calls American flight attendants ‘grandmothers’

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Qatar Airways’ Chief Executive Officer Akbar al-Baker ridiculed his American competitors, saying there is no need to fly on “crap” carriers anymore where “you know you will always be served by grandmothers”. According to The Economist, al-Baker added to his offensive remarks, “the average age of my cabin crew is only 26 years”. Akbar al-Baker, speech in Dublin drew giggles from attendants as he was caught on camera in a video shared on YouTube. The ...

Electronics ban on Egypt-US flights to be lifted Wednesday

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

A three-month-old ban on taking electronic devices such as laptops into aircraft cabins on flights from Egypt to the United States will be lifted on Wednesday, EgyptAir Chairman Safwat Musallam said on Tuesday. On March 25, the United States banned electronic devices larger than a mobile phone from cabins on direct flights to the United States from 10 airports in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey. “The ban on taking laptops and other electronic devices ...

Kuwait airline says US laptop ban lifted

Monday, 10 July 2017

Kuwait Airways said Sunday that a ban on laptops and tablets in the cabins of its US-bound flights had been lifted by Washington.“Now our passengers flying from Kuwait International Airport to in #NY will be able to use all of their personal electronic devices,” the emirate’s flag carrier said on Twitter.The United States in March barred all electronic devices larger than a mobile phone in the cabins of direct flights to the US from 10 airports in Turkey, the Middle East and ...

Qatari vessels blocked from entering Egyptian ports along Suez Canal

Saturday, 8 July 2017

The Suez Canal Authority in Egypt and the Canal Economic Zone has aligned with the decision of the four countries to stop dealing with Qatar. The Authority confirmed that Qatari ships are prohibited by law from passing or entering its ports and regional waters under the sovereignty of the Egyptian State. However, this does not affect the passage of Qatari ships in the international shipping lane. The Suez Canal Authority runs one of the world's most important maritime lanes, and confirms that ...

Turkish Airlines CEO says electronics ban on US flights to be lifted on July 5

Monday, 3 July 2017

The chief executive of Turkish Airlines expects the ban on electronic devices on flights the United States to be lifted on July 5, he said on Twitter on Monday. CEO Bilal Eksi did not give further details. Earlier on Monday, the United States lifted a ban on laptops in cabins on flights from Abu Dhabi to the United States, saying Etihad Airways had put in place required tighter security measures. In March, the United States banned laptops in cabins on ...

Global aviation bloc ICAO discusses air traffic safety amid Qatar boycott

Saturday, 1 July 2017

On Friday, top ICAO officials briefed members of the agency's governing council on the safety and efficiency of air traffic in the Middle East region.During the briefing, which was closed to media and the public, members were told that a diplomatic rift between Qatar and Arab states did not cause serious safety concerns because aircraft operated by non-Qatar carriers could still fly to Doha, two sources familiar with the matter said.Nevertheless, while no decision was reached at the briefing, ...

Emirates: US flights ‘operating as per normal’ after new travel curbs

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Dubai-based Emirates Airline said on Thursday its flights to the United States were “operating as per normal” after US officials announced new restrictions on travel. Visa applicants from six Muslim-majority countries must have a close US family relationship or formal ties to a US entity to be admitted to the United States under guidance distributed by the US State Department on Wednesday. The United States also announced new security measures for inbound flights that are designed to ...

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