Qatar Air­ways or­ders 20 B737 MAX8s

Business Traveller (Middle East) - - Upfront -

has con­firmed an or­der for 20 B737 MAX8s which was ini­tially an­nounced as a com­mit­ment last Oc­to­ber. To date, the air­line has op­er­ated A320s for its short and medium-haul op­er­a­tions and it marks Boe­ing’s en­try into the air­line’s sin­gle aisle fleet (see back page Snap­shot for more on the his­tory of the B737). The air­line plans to make “an ini­tial in­vest­ment” of up to 4.75 per cent in fel­low oneworld part­ner, Amer­i­can Air­lines.

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