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Qatar Airways is threatening to scrap its orders for Boeing planes and become an exclusive Airbus customer. The gulf state airline’s chief executive, Akbar Al Baker, warned he may pull the carrier’s 787 ‘dreamliner’ and 777 orders because of long production delays to the programmes. Qatar has 60 787s on order, and 24 777s. The […]

QATAR. Qatar Airways is nearing the 70 aircraft mark following the addition of the latest Boeing 777-300 Extended Range, which has arrived in Doha. The new commercial passenger jet is the third Boeing 777 delivery in four weeks and brings the total number in the national carrier’s fleet to 68 Boeing and Airbus aircraft. In […]

Qatar Airways has received its first Boeing 777-200 Long Range aircraft, which will be deployed on the national carrier’s Houston route from March 30. The aircraft, Qatar Airways’ sixth Boeing 777, made its maiden non-stop flight from Boeing’s manufacturing base in Seattle to Doha in less than 15 hours. The latest delivery takes Qatar Airways’ […]