A Qatar Airways Airbus A321 aircraft positioned at a remote stand experienced a fire whilst under maintenance at Hamad International Airport (HIA) today.
Qatar Airways explained in a statement that the fire inside the cabin was promptly contained and extinguished, Whilst there was some damage to the aircraft there were no injuries.
#Doha: Filipino actress Isabel Granada, 41, passed away on Saturday night after falling into a coma a week ago in Qatar, a relative of the actress confirmed on Saturday night. “It is with great sadness and grief that my cousin Isabel Granada peacefully joined our creator at 18:00 today with the comfort of the family,” Joseph Rivera said in a Facebook post.Granada fell into a coma due to aneurysm while in a business trip in Qatar.
Bahrain on Monday ordered the imposition of visas on visitors from Qatar.
The king hailed during a cabinet session Bahrain’s openness towards tourists and visitors. King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa also directed authorities to take necessary procedures to tighten entry and residence procedures.
In June, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain cut all ties and imposed a siege with Qatar.
Qatar condemned that the country’s embassy had been badly damaged in the blast and one of its top officials wounded in the double bombings in Mogadishu, which killed hundreds of people and injured dozens of others, destroyed several buildings and set dozens of vehicles on fire.
Qatar Airways will upgrade its service on Seychelles route to an A330 aircraft starting October 29 to meet rising passenger demand. In a statement, Qatar Airways noted that the 260-seater A330 aircraft will increase the airline’s current daily capacity by 130% on this route, connecting Seychelles-based passengers to more than 150 destinations globally.
Civil aviation authorities in Saudi Arabia, #UAE, #Bahrain and #Egypt provided nine emergency air corridors to be used by #Qatar airlines as of August 1, the #Saudi Arabia’s Civil Aviation Authority announced Sunday. This measure, it added was under the umbrella of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), and in compliance with Saudi Arabia’s cutting of diplomatic and consular relations with Qatar.
Egypt has scrapped visa free travel for Qatari nationals amid the ongoing diplomatic crisis between Qatar and four Arab nations. Qatari nationals will have to apply for a visa at an Egyptian embassy abroad to enter Egypt, foreign ministry says.