Being offered cash at the gate to take a later flight because of overbooking may become a rarity if technology being examined by major airlines such as British Airways, JetBlue and Qantas catches on.
Qatar Airways also highlighted its ultra-modern extra-wide body Airbus A350-900 at the event, which was attended by VIPs and other dignitaries.
Once the country's monopoly airline, Air India has slowly lost market share to new low-cost private players in one of the world's fastest-growing airline markets.
The region, led by the GCC, will maintain average compound annual growth rate of 5%, the International Air Transport Association said in its 20-year ‘Air Passenger Forecast’ released on Tuesday.
Asian markets will be the strongest driver of this expansion, the industry group said on Tuesday in Geneva.
Monarch Airlines ceased trading Monday, triggering a move by the British government to bring home 110,000 customers stranded abroad.
Amadeus, which operates global travel booking systems and offers check-in services for airlines, said it suffered a network problem on Thursday.
Haider Abadi renewed his ultimatum to Masoud Barzani's Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to hand over control of international airports by Friday or face a ban on direct international flights to the Kurdish region.
While the citizens of 80 countries are now eligible for visa-free entry to Qatar, nationals of 242 countries are qualified to apply for a tourist visa (e-visa) online to visit the country, it is learnt.