Man fined QR 8,000 for causing traffic accident and running away from the scene

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07 Nov 2017 – 13:59

Man fined QR 8,000 for causing traffic accident and running away from the scene

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The Peninsula Online

Doha: A young man was punished by the court of first instance for committing a traffic accident, causing injury to a person, and running away from the scene.

He was fined separately for both, causing the injury and also for escaping from the scene, reported Al Sharq daily.

The prosecution brought the young man to trial on charges of violating the safety of the victim due to his mistake and running away from the accident scene. The prosecution said in the court that this was due to negligence, carelessness, lack of care and disregard of laws and regulations, causing injuries and driving a vehicle to endanger the lives of people and money.

The court sentenced him in absentia with a fine of QR 3,000 for causing wrongful injury and a fine of QR 5,000 for the charge of escaping from the scene. He was not present during the sentencing.

Later when the accused objected to the fine, the court dismissed the same as he was not present during the judgement. Code of Criminal Procedure states that the absence of accused, without an acceptable excuse, in any of the judicial sessions specified for the hearing of the case, is not allowed and any opposition thereafter is not allowed.


Source  :  The Peninsula

Qatar Airways celebrates launch of services to Turkey’s Adana

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07 Nov 2017 – 8:54

Qatar Airways celebrates launch of services to Turkey’s Adana

Ambassador of the State of Qatar to Turkey, Salem bin Mubarak Al Shafi, and Qatar Airways Chief Commercial Officer Ehab Amin, with other dignitaries at Adana Airport welcoming Qatar Airways flight.

The Peninsula

Qatar Airways is celebrating the launch of scheduled services to Adana following the arrival of its inaugural flight from Doha to Turkey’s fifth-largest city. Flight QR438 touched down at Adana Airport at 11:25, where a welcome ceremony attended by airport and government officials, together with local dignitaries took place.

Qatar Airways Chief Commercial Officer, Ehab Amin, led a high-profile delegation on the inaugural direct flight from the airline’s five-star hub, Hamad International Airport, Doha, and was greeted by Ambassador of the State of Qatar to Turkey, Salem bin Mubarak Al Shafi; Governor of Adana, Mahmut Demirtaş; Assistant Governor of Adana, Mustafa Yavuz; State Airports Authority Adana Airport Chief Manager, Ahmet Bülbül as well as other VIPs and government officials.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker said: “We are delighted to launch our first direct service to Adana, a much-anticipated addition to our expanding global network. Turkey remains one of our key target areas for growth and we have identified Adana as an important Turkish destination to include in our expedited expansion plans.”

Ehab Amin said: “With the launch of this new service, we look forward to strengthening our ties with Turkey even further, and are delighted to be able to connect even more Turkish citizens to more than 150 global destinations via our five-star hub in Doha.”

Adana Airport Chief Manager Ahmet Bülbül said: “We are thrilled to welcome Qatar Airways flights to Adana, connecting passengers to destinations all over the world and enabling us to welcome the world to Adana. The State Airports Authority and Adana Airport Chief Management give Qatar Airways our full support and together we look forward to a successful future.”

Adana, located at the crossroads of Anatolia and the Middle East, is one of the most populous cities in Turkey. Qatar Airways has successfully operated service to Turkey for 13 years. The airline began services to Istanbul Ataturk International Airport in 2004, marking Qatar Airways’ first destination in Turkey. Since then, due to tremendous passenger demand, the airline has been steadily increasing its number of flights to the country.

The airline operates three daily flights between Doha and Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen Airport, 10 weekly flights between Doha and Istanbul Ataturk International Airport and daily flights between Doha and Ankara. Qatar Airways will operate three times weekly to Adana, bringing the total number of flights operated by the airline to Turkey to 41 per week.

The Doha-Adana route is operated by an Airbus A320, featuring 12 seats in Business Class and 132 seats in Economy Class. The introduction of three weekly belly-hold flights to Adana will provide efficient connections for garment and textile businesses in the city to the Middle East, Asia and India via Qatar Airways Cargo’s state-of-the-art Doha hub. Qatar Airways Cargo currently offers twice weekly Airbus A330 freighters to Istanbul and 38 weekly belly-hold flights to airports in Istanbul and Ankara. With the new addition of Doha-Adana-Doha route, the cargo carrier aims to increase its market share in Turkey.


Source  :  The Peninsula

Qatar Airways to acquire 9.61% Cathay Pacific stake

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07 Nov 2017 – 9:00

Qatar Airways to acquire 9.61% Cathay Pacific stake

The Peninsula

Qatar Airways announced yesterday that it has entered into an agreement to purchase an amount of 378,188,000 shares of Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd (Cathay Pacific), being approximately 9.61% of the total issued share capital. Completion of the transaction is to take place later today in Hong Kong.

Investment in Cathay Pacific further supports Qatar Airways investment strategy which already includes 20% investment in International Airlines Group (IAG), 10% investment in LATAM Airlines Group and 49% investment in Meridiana said the company in statement.

Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker praised this financial investment in Cathay Pacific which is a fellow Oneworld member and is one of the strongest airlines in the world, respected throughout the industry and with massive potential for the future.

Qatar Airways, the national carrier of Qatar, is celebrating 20 years of Going Places Together with travellers across its more than 150 business and leisure destinations. The world’s fastest-growing airline will add a number of exciting new destinations to its growing network in 2017/18, including St. Petersburg, Russia; Chiang Mai, Thailand; Canberra, Australia and many more, flying passengers on board its modern fleet of more than 200 aircraft.

Cathay Pacific Airways is a Hong Kong-based airline offering scheduled passenger and cargo services to more than 180 destinations in Asia, North America, Australia, Europe and Africa, using a fleet of 140 wide-body aircraft. The airline offers exceptional service and world-beating products on the ground and in the air – including its multiple award-winning long-haul Business Class.

Source  :  The Peninsula