Qatar Airways announces order for 30 B787-9 Dreamliners, 10 777-300ERs
With this new order, Qatar Airways increases its firm order backlog of Boeing widebody aircraft from 65 to 105, including 60 B777Xs.
October 10, 2016
By Donald Urquhart
Boeing and Qatar Airways announced an order for 30 B787-9 Dreamliners and 10 B777-300ERs, valued at US$11.7 billion at list prices. The airline also signed a Letter of Intent for up to 60 B737 MAX 8s, valued at $6.9 billion at list prices.
Today’s announcement builds on Qatar Airways’ current fleet which includes 84 Boeing aircraft, a combination of B787s and B777s, all delivered over the last nine years. With this new order, Qatar Airways increases its firm order backlog of Boeing widebody aircraft from 65 to 105, including 60 B777Xs.
“Qatar Airways, already one of the fastest growing airlines in the history of aviation, today announces a significant and historic aircraft order that will power our future growth for the years and the decades ahead,” said Qatar Airways Group chief executive, Akbar Al Baker. “Boeing has proven to be a valuable partner, and today’s announcement is testament to our appreciation of the quality of their product and their dedication to providing world class customer service.”