For the first time in its history, Qatar Airways has taken delivery of three new aircraft in one day, as two Boeing 787 Dreamliners and one Boeing 777 joined its rapidly expanding fleet.
The delivery took place in Seattle, brining the airline’s fleet count up to 139 passenger and cargo aircraft.
The three custom-designed aircraft arrived at the home of Qatar Airways, the state-of-the-art Hamad International Airport, earlier.
With the receipt of its newest aircraft, the airline now has 17 Boeing 787 Dreamliners, and 37 Boeing 777s, made up of a combination of 777-300ERs and 777-200LRs, among its fleet.
Qatar Airways Group chief executive Akbar Al Baker, said: “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’.
“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 we are very pleased to be able to work so closely with Boeing to ensure that our aircraft provide our passengers with the best possible on-board experience.”
The 787 Dreamliner has proven to be one of the most popular aircraft in the airline’s fleet, with Qatar Airways working closely with Boeing to ensure attention was focused on the details, including on the 254 custom-made seats across its 787 Business and Economy Class cabins and the specially designed interiors.
Currently undergoing rapid expansion, Qatar Airways is one of the fastest growing airlines operating one of the youngest fleets in the world.
Now in its 17th year of operations, Qatar Airways has a modern fleet of 139 aircraft flying to 145 key business and leisure destinations across six continents.