Qatar Airways to Defer A380 Deliveries.

Qatar Airways Chief Executive Akbar al Baker, speaking at a Dubai travel show, today announced that Qatar Airways will defer delivery of its five A380s due next year until wing root crack issues have been sorted.

“Qatar Airways will have to defer scheduled deliveries of its A380s from October 2013 until we have a clear position on the issue surrounding wing cracks which are under process of modification by Airbus.”

Qatar Airways A330-200 A7-ACI Returns from Zurich Maintenance.

Qatar Airways Airbus A330-200 A7-ACI, which has been under maintenance at Lufthansa Technic in Zurich since 6th April, was successfully test flown Zurich – Zurich this afternoon as QR999 before positioning Zurich – Doha as QR6062.

Qatar Airways A330-200 A7-ACE Frankfurt Technical Issue.

Qatar Airways Airbus A330-200 A7-ACE arrived into Frankfurt as QR23 from Doha today however the return QR24 has been delayed overnight due to an apparent technical issue with the aircraft. The flight will operate tomorrow morning as QR24D,

Qatar Airways A320 A7-ADF Returns from Ankara.

Qatar Airways Airbus A320 A7-ADF, which has been at Ankara since encountering a technical issue there on 4th April, positioned Ankara – Doha in the early hours of this morning as QR3463.

Qatar Airways A320 A7-AHA QR510 Tunis Diversion.

Airbus A320 A7-AHA operating the Alexandria – Tripoli sector of QR510 Doha – Alexandria – Tripoli diverted to Tunis today. As a result the return QR511 Tripoli – Alexandria – Doha was cancelled.

Qatar Airways A330-200 A7-ACK Positions from Beijing.

Following its diversion to Beijing with a technical issue on 5th April whilst operating QR882 Doha РSeoul Incheon Airbus A330-200 A7-ACK was able to position Beijing РDoha this evening as QR3883.

A7-ACK QR882 Beijing Technical Diversion.

Airbus A330-200 A7-ACK operating QR882 Doha – Seoul Incheon diverted to Beijing today due to a technical issue. As a result tomorrow’s return QR883 has been cancelled.

A7-ACI Heads to Zurich Maintenance.

Airbus A330-200 A7-ACI positioned Doha – Zurich this morning as QR6061 where it will undergo maintenance at Lufthansa Technik.

A7-ADF Ankara Technical Issue.

Qatar Airways A320 A7-ADF operated QR462 Doha – Ankara this morning however the return QR463 has been cancelled indicating a technical issue with the aircraft.