The one of the world’s fastest growing airlines, Qatar Airways is poised to take delivery of 40 new aircraft in 2020! This will be the most aircraft received in a single year by any airline according to his excellency, Qatar Airways CEO Akbar al Baker.
A big order book for Qatar Airways
Qatar Airways has a total of 195 aircraft on order, split fairly evenly between Airbus and Boeing.
Qatar Airways placed an order for 50 A320neos which it swapped over for A321neos worth USD$6.35 billion in 2017.
Mr Al Baker’s airline was the launch customer for the A350-1000 and has an outstanding order for 33 more.
That’s 83 aircraft in total Airbus will be painting in Qatar livery over the next few years. The remainder of Mr Al Baker’s aircraft deliveries are coming from Boeing.
In 2015, Qatar Airways placed an order for ten Boeing 777-8Xs, another trouble-plagued aircraft.
The order was worth USD$4.8 billion at list prices and the first delivery was set to happen in 2020. That won’t be happening. The Boeing 777-8X may be dead in the water before it even starts to fly. Production of the airline is rumored to be contingent on what Qantas decides regarding its Project Sunrise.
The 777-8X order was on top of an order for 50 Boeing 777-9Xs made in 2014. That order was worth nearly USD$19 billion. Again, deliveries were slated to start in 2020.
In 2016, Qatar also placed an order for 30 Boeing 787-9s and 10 Boeing 777-300ERS. There’s also an order for five Boeing 777 freighters.
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