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 A320 A7-ADU operated QR354 Doha – Kathmandu today however the return QR355 has been cancelled indicating a technical issue with the aircraft.
Qatar Airways Airbus A330-200 A7-ACJ positioned Doha – Zurich early this morning as QR6062 where it will undergo maintenance at Lufthansa Technic.
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 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,
Airbus A330-200 A7-ACA positioned Zurich – Doha this evening as QR6062 following maintenance at Zurich by Lufthansa Technic.
Qatar Airways A320 A7-ADB operated an extra Doha – Benghazi rotation today as QR2556/QR2557.
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 Airbus A330-200 A7-ACA positioned Doha – Zurich as QR6061 in the early hours of this morning where it will undergo maintenance at Lufthansa Technic.
Following yesterday’s diversion of QR510 to Tunis Qatar Airways Airbus A320 A7-AHA today completed the flight to Tripoli operating Tunis – Tripoli as QR510D.
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.
The QR518/QR519 Doha – Luxor rotation did not operate today.
Qatar Airways Airbus A320 A7-AHT entered service today operating QR947 Doha – Budapest.
Qatar Airways Airbus A320 A7-AHT was delivered Toulouse – Doha today as QR3020. This brings the Airbus A320 fleet up to twenty-eight aircraft.
Following its technical issue at Paris CDG yesterday Airbus A330-300 A7-AEA operated yesterday’s QR16 Paris CDG – Doha today as QR16D.
Airbus A330-300 A7-AEA arrived into Paris CDG today as QR15 from Doha however the return QR16 has been delayed overnight indicating a technical issue with the aircraft.
Following its diversion to Beijing with a technical issue on 5th April whilst operating QR882 Doha – Seoul Incheon Airbus A330-200 A7-ACK was able to position Beijing – Doha this evening as QR3883.
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.
Airbus A330-200 A7-ACI positioned Doha – Zurich this morning as QR6061 where it will undergo maintenance at Lufthansa Technik.
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.
Airbus A320 A7-ADH operated a Doha – Ishfahan rotation today as QR3492/QR2493.