Has Africa’s goal to grow got its biggest backing yet? Qatar Airways plans majority stake in Kigali’s under-construction Bugesera International airport

Africa holds a lot of promise for air travel. Qatar Airways certain believes so and has signed an agreement with Rwanda’s Government to acquire a…..

Check in! – latest hotel highlights from across EMEA

The Blue Swan Daily brings you a round up of some of the latest hotel news from across Europe, Middle East and Africa. Marriott’s Luxury…..

Country Insight: #39 – Qatar

This year The Blue Swan Daily will countdown the world’s 100 largest aviation markets based upon departure seats in 2018. Here, using the extensive profile…..

CAPA confirms return of successful Qatar Aeropolitical & Regulatory Summit with launch of 2020 edition

CAPA – Centre for Aviation used its presence at the annual general meeting of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in Seoul, South Korea this…..

Video of the week – In conversation with… Akbar Al Baker

Qatar Airways Group CEO HE Akbar Al Baker has never been afraid of speaking his mind and in recent years has replaced Ryanair boss Michael…..

Video of the week – Initialisation of new EU-Qatar traffic agreement opens the door to liberal regime

A new transport agreement between Europe and Qatar will “allow for the liberalisation of the fundamental mobility rights between Qatar and European Union (EU) markets”,…..

Qatar Airways reveals its new enhanced economy class cabin, but it is more evolution than revolution

Two years ago, Qatar Airways grabbed the attention when it unveiled its new QSuite ‘First in Business’ concept at ITB Berlin. This year it chose…..

Video of the week – The aeropolitical and regulatory landscape: regional challenges

It is now 75 years since the aviation regulatory framework was established, and with the evolution of the industry many believe it is time for…..