Qatar Airways has taken delivery of its 50th Boeing 777, bringing its fleet to 180 single aisle and widebody aircraft.
The airline first ordered 777s back in 2006, when it flew to 50 destinations, and says the aircraft has been invaluable, as it has increased its network to over 150. Qatar Airways has been using 777s on long and ultra-long haul routes, and it will be using a 777 on its Doha – Auckland service, which at 18 hours 20 minutes, will be the longest commercial route in the world. Qatar Airways Cargo also has nine Boeing 777 Freighters.
Qatar Airways Group chief executive, His Excellency Akbar Al Baker says: “We are proud to fly the Boeing 777 and this milestone in our fleet is a mark of the success we have had with Boeing and Qatar Airways’ fleet programme.”
Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and chief executive officer, Ray Conner says: “Over the last decade, Qatar Airways and Boeing have developed a strong and enduring partnership that began with their first 777 order.”
“We are proud to celebrate the 50th 777 delivery and see this market-leading aircraft continue to play a vital role in the operations of such a premium operator as Qatar Airways.”