A330-200 A7-AFM Returns from Casablanca.

Following yesterday’s technical issue Qatar Airways A330-200 A7-AFM operated yesterday’s delayed QR551 Casablanca – Tunis – Doha this morning as QR551D.

A330-200 A7-AFM Casablanca Technical Issue.

Qatar Airways Airbus A330-203 A7-AFM arrived into Casablanca early this morning as QR550 from Doha and Tunis however the return QR551 has been delayed overnight indicating a technical issue with the aircraft.

Qatar Airways A320 A7-AHW Operates Kilimanjaro Inaugural.

Qatar Airways extended its Doha – Dar Es Salaam route from today to route Doha – Dar Es Salaam – Kilimanjaro. The QR544/QR545 rotation will extend to Kilimanjaro on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and the QR546/QR547 rotation will extend to Kilimanjaro on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

Today’s inaugural QR546/QR547 rotation through to Kilimanjaro was operated by Airbus A320 A7-AHW, the newest A320 in the Qatar Airways fleet, and received a traditional water cannon salute on arrival.

A321 A7-ADW Operates Jeddah Extra.

Qatar Airways Airbus A321 A7-ADW operated an extra Doha – Jeddah service as QR2604 early this morning, positioning back to Doha as QR3605.

Qatar Airways Oslo Service Amendments.

Commencing 1st January 2013 Qatar Airways will increase service on the Doha – Oslo route from 5 x weekly to daily. Services will operate to the following schedule:

QR955 Doha 0125 – Oslo 0655  Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays
QR956 Oslo 1100 – Doha 1925  Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays.

QR953 Doha 0800 –  Oslo 1330 Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Sundays
QR954 Oslo 1500 – Doha 2325 Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Sundays.

All flights will operate with Airbus A330-200s.

A320 A7-AHP Jeddah Extra.

Qatar Airways Airbus A320 A7-AHP operated an extra Doha – Jeddah rotation early this morning as QR2602/QR3603.

A320 A7-AHW Enters Service.


Qatar Airways Airbus A320 A7-AHW entered service today operating the QR122/QR123 Doha – Abu Dhabi rotation.

Qatar Airways A320 A7-AHW Delivered.

Qatar Airways Airbus A320 A7-AHW was delivered today as QR3028 routing Finkenwerder – Doha. This brings the Airbus A320 fleet up to 30 aircraft.

Qatar Airways Wins SkyTrax World’s Best Airline Award.

Qatar Airways was again named World’s Best Airline in the annual SkyTrax awards.

The methodology behind these awards is not clear although it is published that airlines with ten rather than nine abreast Economy seating on Boeing 777s can be marked only with a maximum of Four Stars. It will be interesting to see whether the same holds true for airlines with nine rather than eight Economy abreast seating on Boeing 787s. Qatar Airways’ Boeing 78’s will feature nine abreast Economy seating.

A321 A7-ADW Returns from Moscow.

Following yesterday’s issue Qatar Airways Airbus A321 A7-ADW operated Moscow Domodedovo – Doha this evening as QR867D.

A321 A7-ADW Moscow Domodedovo Delay.

Qatar Airways A321 A7-ADW operated QR866 Doha – Moscow Domodedovo today however the return QR867 has been indefinitely delayed. It is unclear whether this is due to a technical or crewing issue.