Qatar Airways has taken a major step in its fleet expansion programme, with the arrival of three new long-haul aircraft.
The arrival of the two Boeing 787 Dreamliners and one Boeing 777 on 29 October 2014 marked the first time in its history that Qatar Airways had taken delivery of three aircraft in a single day. The new long-haul jets took the airline’s total fleet size to 139 aircraft, including 17 B787s and 37 B777s.
“We are very happy to receive three more of our most popular aircraft from Boeing all on the same day reinforcing the fact that this is the ‘year of the fleet’,” said Qatar Airways’ group chief executive, Akbar Al Baker.
“The addition of the two 787s and one 777 ensures that we are able to continue with our commitment to offer our passengers the most comfortable experience in the sky when travelling with us.”
And the airline’s fleet will continue to expand in future. In addition to its existing collection of 139 aircraft, Qatar Airways also has outstanding orders for almost 300 new aircraft, including 80 new Airbus A350s, 80 A320neos and 50 B777-Xs.