Category - Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways is, no doubt about it, Emirates‘ biggest and fiercest competitor in the gulf region. The Doha based airlines has grown to be one of the most important airlines on a global scale since starting operations in 1994.

At first the airline didn’t aggressively tackle the aviation market, however that all changed in the early 2000’s. That’s when Qatar Airways went all out to challenge the giant of air travel Emirates with its own weapons.

The Doha based airline based its business model on connecting Europe to Asia and Oceania along with flights between the Indian subcontinent and the US. In many aspects Qatar Airways’ and Emirates’ business model is exactly the same.

Where the airlines have differed, until now, is in terms of fleet choices. Although QR ordered the A380 it never was able to use it to its full potential, therefore decided to operate smaller wide body planes.