MIDDLE EAST: Qatar threatens Boeing cancellations

Qatar Airways is said to be considering plans to cancel the entirety of its Boeing order owing to repeated 787 delays, according to a Dow Jones report. It has orders for 60 787s including options and 24 777s including freighters and options. “The writing is in the wall for Boeing and they don’t care. They’re […]


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Qatar Airways is said to be considering plans to cancel the entirety of its Boeing order owing to repeated 787 delays, according to a Dow Jones report. It has orders for 60 787s including options and 24 777s including freighters and options. “The writing is in the wall for Boeing and they don’t care. They’re too busy having lunches and dinners,” CEO Akbar Al Baker said.

“Boeing doesn’t realise how much they’re hurting their customers’ plans. They’re very much mistaken if they think we’re going to give them much more time on the issue. Then Boeing will be left with a load of parked planes. It may be that we become an exclusive Airbus customer,” Al Baker added. Qatar placed a firm order for 24 A320 family aircraft at the ParisAir Show only days earlier.