Emirates suspends Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne flights, as government increases repatriation efforts
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Qatar Airways teams up with Ponant to dabble in expedition cruising
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Qatar Airways entangled in online recruitment scam
Adding to its already horrendous news week, the airline has become embroiled in an online recruitment scam.
Passenger on same Qatar Airways flight as invasively-searched women thought plane was being hijacked
A 73-year-old woman has recounted her disturbing experience of being on a Qatar Airways flight when several Australian women were forced to have invasive vaginal examinations by authorities.
Women from 10 flights taken for invasive medical examinations in Qatar, says Australia’s Foreign Affairs Minister
More troubling details have emerged over the Qatar airport incident involving a number of Australian women.
“Offensive, grossly inappropriate” vaginal examinations of female plane passengers reported to Australian Federal Police
The federal government is demanding answers from the relevant authorities, after 13 Australian women were forced to undergo invasive medical examinations at an international airport.
Qatar Airways hosts special ‘Think Pink’ flight for breast cancer awareness
The airline flew an exclusive female-only flight complete with pink food and drinks, along with a very special flight path.
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Qatar Airways no longer accepting bookings to Australia amid international travel restrictions
by Christian Fleetwood
It’s been one of the leaders in carrying international traffic to and from Australia since April, but ensuring the continued repatriation of passengers Down Under is becoming “increasingly challenging” for Qatar Airways.
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