Qatar Airways

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Qatar Airways

GENERAL INFORMATION

Code: QR / QTR

Founded: 1993

Base: Doha Hamad International (DOH)

Alliance: OneWorld

FLEET

long-haul A319-100, A330-200, A330-300, A340-600, A350-900, A350-1000, A380-800, B777-200LR, B777-300ER, B787-8

medium-haul A320-200, A321-200

AIRBUS A350-900

A350-900 in fleet: 28 (+2) (A7-ALA, A7-ALB, A7-ALC, A7-ALD, A7-ALE, A7-ALF, A7-ALG, A7-ALH, A7-ALI, A7-ALJ, A7-ALK, A7-ALL, A7-ALM, A7-ALN, A7-ALO, A7-ALP, A7-ALQ, A7-ALR, A7-ALS, A7-ALT, A7-ALU, A7-ALV, A7-ALW, A7-ALX, A7-ALY, A7-ALZ, A7-AMA, A7-AMB, A7-AME, A7-AMF)

AIRBUS A350-1000

A350-1000 in fleet: 4 (A7-ANA, A7-ANB, A7-ANC, A7-AND)

1st A350 delivery: 22/12/2014

Qatar Airways ordered its first batch of A350s at 2005's Paris Airshow and topped up the order to 76 as of today. Until July 2017, QR even had orders for 80 aircraft, but cancelled 4 A350-900s due to ongoing supplier issues & delays. This was the second order for the new A350 after AirEuropa had signed an agreement. Thanks to these 60 orders, Airbus could launch their new aircraft. This new-generation aircraft is supposed to replace the A330-200s and -300s as well as the A340-600s Qatar has in its fleet. Qatar Airways is expanding heavily and will need these aircraft.

QR became the A350 launch customer and took delivery of its first aircraft on the 22nd of December 2014. The first A350 revenue flight was from Doha to Frankfurt, Germany.

We expect Qatar to open a lot of new routes to South America, Australasia and Africa. We also expect them to order some more aircraft as the A350 is a very flexible and versatile one.

Pictures:

MSN 7, A7-ALB in Munich | © Christian Jakob Grasl

MSN 12, A7-ALH in Singapore| © Dillon Chong

MSN 10, A7-ALD in Frankfurt| © Tim van Donselaar

MSN 6, A7-ALA in Frankfurt| © Tim van Donselaar

MSN 9, A7-ALC in Singapore| © Nicholas Chung

MSN 9, A7-ALC in Doha| © Philipp S.

MSN 9, Cabin| © Philipp S.

MSN 9, IFE| © Philipp S.

MSN 9, A7-ALC in Frankfurt| © Philipp S.