May 24, 2019

EU and Qatar Airways sign agreement

4 February 2019, Brussels, EU: Qatar Airways and the European Union have inked a legal accord binding stating that “all air carriers from the 28 European Union member states and Qatar now have unlimited and unrestricted access to their respective territories” according to statements by both, Qatar Airways and the EU. 

As part of the agreement, the State of Qatar no longer shall request from European carriers to have local sales agent to operate flights to Doha. A similar deal shall begin negotiations in March vis-à-vis Oman Air and their airspace. The United Arab Emirates thus far has declined to engage in negotiations. 
After the signing in Brussels, Qatar Airways’ CEO Akbar Al Baker travelled to Berlin to partake at the ITB’s opening wherein Qatar Airways disclosed an array of forthcoming destinations global destinations to be launched in 2019, including Lisbon, Portugal; Malta; Rabat, Morocco; Langkawi, Malaysia; Davao, Philippines; Izmir, Turkey; as well as Mogadishu, Somalia.

CEO Akbar Al Baker and Ambassador Sheikh Saoud bin Abdulrahman Al Thani present Qatar Airways new destinations and economy class at ITB Berlin – Image by Qatar Airways.

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