Qatar Airways announced yesterday an order for up to 100 new airplanes from Boeing. It announced orders for 30 of the stretched 787-9 Dreamliner and 10 777-300ERs valued at $11.7 billion USD.
Along with this the airline also signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) for up to 60 737 MAX 8s, which is valued at $6.9 billion USD.
The carrier currently had 84 Boeings in their fleet, a mix of 787s and 777s, all delivered in the last 9 years.
“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, His Excellency Mr. 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.”
“We are so very proud that a discerning and market-leading customer like Qatar Airways not only continues to endorse our current products, but also has confidence in Boeing’s new technology that will soon be evident on the 777X and 737 MAX,” said Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Ray Conner. “Our partnership with Qatar Airways has grown and strengthened tremendously over the years and I look forward to the time when its fleet will feature an increasing number of both our single and twin-aisle airplanes.”