Qatar Airways, Airbus reach amicable settlement in legal dispute
Qatar Airways and Airbus have reached an amicable and mutually agreeable settlement in relation to their legal dispute over A350 surface degradation and the grounding of A350 aircraft.
According to a release by Qatar Airways, a repair project was now underway and both parties look forward to getting these aircraft safely back in the air.Follow @Graphicgh
The details of the settlement, the release said, were confidential and the parties would now proceed to discontinue their legal claims.
Meanwhile, the release noted that the settlement agreement was not an admission of liability for either party.
“This agreement will enable Qatar Airways and Airbus to move forward and work together as partners,” the release said.
Premium Lounge opening
In a related development, Qatar Airways has re-opened its luxurious Premium Lounge at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG), complementing the airline’s triple daily flights, available for premium passengers and eligible one-world alliance partners.
The Premium Lounge features all of the facilities and qualities of the airline’s premium product, including both The Brasserie and The Global Deli, prayer rooms, business centre, shower facilities, Wi-Fi and zoned seating for more than 200 guests. Far-reaching views of Paris and the Eiffel Tower contribute to a warm and relaxing atmosphere.
Commenting on the airline’s latest Premium Lounge re-opening, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Akbar Al Baker, stated: “This milestone illustrates our focus on continuous product enhancements. The re-opening of the Qatar Airways Premium Lounge at Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport marks our fifth global lounge within our growing network. This further demonstrates our commitment to provide unparalleled services to our customers, especially in France.”
At more than 1,000 square metres, the Qatar Airways Premium Lounge at Paris-Charles de Gaulle offers Qatar Airways First and Business Class passengers a sophisticated, modern and spacious environment in which to relax and commence their five-star journey experience.
Catering to exceptional premium culinary standards, the lounge is equipped with a full kitchen for freshly-prepared à la carte orders, in addition to an existing buffet spread, offering an international menu from across the globe.
Qatar Airways Paris Premium Lounge launched its operations in 2017 to serve the growing capacity of passengers travelling with the airline from Charles de Gaulle Airport.
Presently, Qatar Airways operates 18 weekly flights to Paris, offering passengers with the ultimate connectivity to Skytrax’s World’s Best Airport, Hamad International Airport.
A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways, was recently announced as the ‘Airline of the Year’ at the 2022 World Airline Awards, which is managed by the international air transport rating organisation, Skytrax.
The airline continues to be synonymous with excellence having won the main prize for an unprecedented seventh time (2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021 and 2022), while also being named ‘World’s Best Business Class’, ‘World’s Best Business Class Lounge Dining’ and ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’.
Qatar Airways currently flies to more than 150 destinations worldwide, connecting through its Doha hub, Hamad International Airport, currently named the ‘Best Airport in the World” by Skytrax World Airport Awards 2022.