Qatar Airways today announced an order for nine B777 passenger aircraft on the opening day of the Paris Air Show. The additional aircraft will help the airline open up new routes and add capacity to existing markets in its rapidly-growing network.
The order for seven B777s will increase to 16 – and boost its current fleet of 35 triple sevens to 51 aircraft. The announcement is for the 777-300 ER (Extended Range) version of the aircraft.
Of the current 777 fleet, Qatar Airways operates a mix of passenger and cargo aircraft – 22 Boeing 777-300ERs, nine 777-200LRs (Long Range) and four Boeing 777 freighters, with a fifth cargo plane set to be delivered to the airline this month.