Qatar Airways Delays A380 Service Launch.

Qatar Airways today pushed back the launch of A380 services from 17th June to 1st July. As previously the aircraft will enter service on the QR3/QR4 Doha – London Heathrow rotation.

Qatar Airways A320 A7-AHU Budapest Rescue Mission.

Following the earlier B787-8 technical diversion to Budapest, Qatar Airways A320 A7-AHU positioned Doha – Budapest this afternoon as QR3450 in order to continue the diverted QR196 Brussels – Doha routing Budapest – Doha using QR196 as its callsign.

Qatar Airways A319LR A7-CJA Returns from Zurich Maintenance.

Qatar Airways A319LR A7-CJA, which has been under maintenance at Zurich since 1st April, positioned Zurich – Doha late tonight as QR3257. The aircraft has been reconfigured from 8J/102Y to 40J for the new all-Businesss Class Doha – London Heathrow service scheduled to commence on May 15th.

Qatar Airways B787-8 A7-BCK Returns from Johannesburg.

Following its technical return to Johannesburg on 7th May, Qatar Airways Boeing 787-8 A7-BCK departed Johannesburg in the early hours of this morning operating the delayed QR1360 Johannesburg – Doha of 7th May as QR136D.

Qatar Airways B787-8 A7-BCK QR1360 Johannesburg Technical Return.

Qatar Airways Boeing 787-8 A7-BCK operating QR1360 Johannesburg – Doha stopped the climb at 12,000 ft after the nose door gears would not close. The aircraft dumped fuel and returned to Johannesburg for a safe landing. Passengers have been accommodated overnight.