Airline

Qatar Airways Enters Air Charter Market

Qatar Airways will move into the air charter jet market this year with three Bombardier business aircraft.  The airline’s chief executive made the announcement at the Paris Air Show.  Akbar al Baker said they are launching the new corporate jet division with “a Challenger 300, which is already operating, and two new Challenger 605s”.  The Challenger 605 carries up to twelve passengers and the Challenger 300 carries up to eight passengers.

The new corporate jet division will be named Qatar Executive and will be based in Doha alongside Qatar Airways.  Qatar’s entry into the air charter market comes as the business jet market has fallen 20% in the Gulf because of the economic slowdown, although local operators are doing better than those in Europe and North America.  Qatar Airways also made the biggest aircraft order the Paris Airshow with a solid contract for 24 aircraft in the Airbus A320 family, worth $1.9 billion (Dh 6.7bn).
 

More Airline
Big jump in international passengers for Saudi Airlines
flydubai will fly to Tashkent from 11 March 2019
New Istanbul airport starts operations
Latest Travel News
Abu Dhabi and Wizz Air announce establis...
Emirates touches down in Mexico City...
Air Arabia named as Middle East and Afr...
Featured Sights To See
Chua Ngoc Hoang (Jade Emperor Pagoda)

Chua Ngoc Hoang (Jade Emperor Pagoda)

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

The Jade Emperor Pagoda is one of the most elegantly decorated pagodas in Ho Chi Minh City and is dedicated to several Chinese-Vietnamese divinities. A collection of statues, wood carvings and fancy tiles on the roof are also an attraction. Location: Mai Thi Luu, District 3                    ...

Schonbrunn Palace

Schonbrunn Palace

Vienna, Austria

Recognised as one of the most important cultural monuments in Austria, and also a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, this palace was the  Habsburgs' summer escape and was  built in characteristic Habsburg architecture, containing lavish gardens which are the major tourist attraction. The palace also boasts a zoo and greenhouse....

Basilica di San Marco (St. Mark's Basilica)

Basilica di San Marco (St. Mark's Basilica)

Venice, Italy

The design and the architectural style for Basilica di San Marco, complete with five mosque-like domes, was inspired from Constantinople. To honor the patron saint of Venice, from a small chapel, through the centuries, predominantly the 11th c., wealthy Venetian merchants and politicians have been donating gifts to expand and enhance the beauty of this church, the saint's final resting place and h...

Chinatown

Chinatown

Montreal, Canada

No world-class city can call itself that with a straight face if it doesn't have a Chinatown!  Montreal is no exception.  This is the largest Chinatown in Canada, which is an accomplishment considering the large Chinese populations in Toronto and Vancouver.  You can find traditional Chinese architecture, restaurants, shops and much more.  This is a great place to get some cheap...