Smoke on Boeing 787-8 Qatar Airways

Doha, Boeing 787-8 Qatar Airways got the minor problem yesterday July 26, 2013.
With this problem one of its Boeing 787-8 Qatar Airways out of service. This a “minor” technical issue and will be new pressure is mounting on Boeing over possible new electrical problems.

Qatar Airways and Boeing declined to give further details but industry sources said they were treating seriously reports that the aircraft had been grounded for days after smoke was seen near an electrical panel according to the report.

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Qatar Airways going to Ethiopia

Qatar Airways will add new routes from Doha Qatar to Addis Ababa Ethiopia starting on September 18. This route will be served by Airbus A320 three days on weekly. Ethiopia will be the 20th destination in Africa for Qatar Airways.

Reservation for this route opened on Sunday July 07, 2013.

Scheduled as follows:
Service Flight Number Departs Arrives
Doha-Addis Ababa QR 530 22:15 01:40+1
Addis Ababa-Doha QR 531 02:50 06:15
All times are local. “+1″ stands for next-day arrival.
From October 27, 2013, flight number changes to QR1427/1428

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Qatar Airways Joins OneWorld on October 2013

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Qatar Airways Joins OneWorld Soon on October 2013

Qatar Airways will to join the world airline alliance, OneWorld, October on this year, as it is written by the Business Traveller. This plan sooner than previously thought which says that Qatar Airways will join officially in March 2014. But the rumors is Qatar Airways will be join on December on this year.

However, sources from Qatar Airways senior official at the Paris Air Show said that Qatar Airways has confirmed that it will be officially entered as a member of OneWorld in October. To become a member of OneWorld, Qatar Airways get sponsorship and support from British Airways.

Qatar Airways will be second the airline of the Middle East to join the OneWorld after Royal Jordanian who first entered as a member.

Qatar Airways currently has a route network serving 120 destinations spread on 70 countries in the Middle East, Europe, Africa, North America, South America, Asia, and Australia. 15 Destinations and the three countries of which later would become new destinations for OneWorld. The countries does not include on OneWorld destinations is Iran, Rwanda and Seychelles.