Qatar Airways A380 Flights Further Delayed

Filed Under: Qatar

It has been a couple of weeks since Qatar Airways has announced a delay to their A380 service, so I figured it’s time for another update, just so y’all know I’m still alive and haven’t lost my passion for drama in the airline industry.

For those of you not caught up on this saga:

Now it looks like Qatar Airways won’t inaugurate A380 service to London Heathrow until at least September 1, 2014 — and I would guess that’s really aspirational.



QATAR Airways today (03JUL14) further revised planned Airbus A380 operation, which now sees Super Jumbo inaugural for Doha – London Heathrow tentatively scheduled on 01SEP14. QR003/004, previously scheduled by A380 in August 2014, will continue to see A340-600 operating.

Inventory display for the month of September 2014 remains unchanged, as majority of A380 booking class is closed between 01SEP14 and 08SEP14, based on Doha departure.

QR003 DOH0755 – 1315LHR 388 D
QR004 LHR1505 – 2350DOH 388 D

On Doha – Paris CDG route, QR continues to display A380 operation begins on 16AUG14, however inventory continues to list 2 class service between 16AUG14 and 30SEP14.

Via, Qatar Airways has also tentatively delayed A380 service to Paris until at least September 1, 2014:

QATAR Airways on Friday (04JUL14) adjusted its inventory, which sees inaugural date for QATAR Airbus A380 service on Doha – Paris CDG route being delayed, until 01SEP14. Note the 01SEP14 is tentative, as the airline continues to display 2-class service from 01SEP14 to 30SEP14.

From 16AUG14 to 31AUG14, QR039/040 is mainly operated by Boeing 777-300ER.

QR039 DOH0810 – 1410CDG 77W D
QR040 CDG1600 – 2320DOH 77W D

Simply amazing. At this point I would be impressed if they start A380 service this year…

  1. Until they fix the lounge situation at DOH, I’m not touching QR with a 10-foot pole. That’s 10 hours of my life in transit I’ll never get back.

  2. Unbelievable – their A380 product looks nice enough but not exactly revolutionary, so it’s hard to imagine what’s taking so long.

    If I had to guess (and this may just be MY passion for drama talking), I think Qatar and Emirates were both caught off guard by Etihad’s mind-blowing A380 Residence and First Suites and are now scrambling to catch up. I’m imagining Akbar Al Baker watching the Etihad announcement and just absolutely LOSING. HIS. $HIT.

    If Qatar’s A380 configuration changes from seats to suites we’ll know why!

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