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Inside Aviation: Qatar responds to invasive search scandal

written by Robyn Tongol | October 30, 2020
Qatar Airways Boeing 777-300ER A6-BAO flies over Sydney Harbour. (Seth Jaworski)
Qatar Airways started flights to Sydney in March 2016 and added a second frequency in 2018. (Seth Jaworski)

The story that 13 Australian women were invasively searched by Qatari authorities at Hamad Airport this month has refused to go away.

In the last few days, the Qatar government has finally issued an apology – but it seems to be more concerned with shifting the emphasis onto the missing baby.

On this week’s Inside Aviation, Phil Tarrant and Adam Thorn discuss the impact on the industry, and whether Qatar will ever be able to regain passengers’ trust.

They also discuss the continual struggle to get passengers back home as border closures continue to bite, and why critics should be more understanding of under-fire airlines.

Enjoy the podcast,

The Australian Aviation team.

Comments (2)

  • Moein


    ✈️ One of the best 5 star airlines & airports in the world 👍

  • Holly


    This should be a lesson to ALL females’ to NEVER fly on M.E. airlines’ or go to those Countries’.

    There’re more important things in life than saving $ on a cheaper airfare.

    I hope Australians’ will boycott these airlines’ permanently.

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