BOEING, QATAR AIRWAYS ANNOUNCE MULTIPLE ORDERS
Boeing and Qatar Airways announced an order for two 747-8 Freighters and four 777300ERs (Extended Range), valued at $2.16 billion at list prices.
The airline also received the first of its 747-8 Freighters at a delivery ceremony attended by His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive and Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Kevin McAllister.
Today’s announcement is the latest milestone in Qatar Airways’ relationship with Boeing. The carrier became a launch customer for the 777X in 2013, was the first to operate the 787 in the Middle East and has 20 737 MAX airplanes on order.
Qatar Airways currently operates a fleet of nearly 100 Boeing widebody airplanes and has more than 100 additional Boeing airplanes on order.
The 747-8 Freighter gives cargo operators the lowest operating costs and best economics of any large freighter airplane while providing enhanced environmental performance. It is optimized to provide greater revenue cargo-carrying capability than the 747-400, offering 16 percent more cargo volume while keeping its unique nose door.
The 777-300ER has the highest schedule reliability of any twin-aisle airplane flying today. It is the flagship of the world’s elite airlines.