Istanbul’s Ataturk airport lured more travelers than Frankfurt and Amsterdam in the first quarter, setting the Turkish Airlines base on course to establish itself as Europe’s third-busiest air hub this year.
Airbus Group NV’s decision to limit customization options for cabin interiors on its new A350 model is set to boost residual values when the aircraft change hands by minimizing work required to outfit them for other users.
Qatar Airways Ltd. Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said he’s pursuing acquisitions after reviving an investment strategy that saw the company offered stakes in carriers including Italy’s Alitalia SpA.
The Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al Thani Museum sits 14 miles west of Doha, the capital of Qatar. A desert fortress with stone turrets and arched wooden doors, the museum’s 15 halls hold more than 15,000 artifacts, including ancient Qurans, Yemeni daggers and vintage American cars.
Qatar Airways Ltd. Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said he’s open to a closer cooperation with British Airways that could extend to revenue sharing once initial partnerships within the Oneworld alliance are in place.