Qatar Airways receives three new aircraft

6 Nov 2014 by Clement Huang

Qatar Airways (QR) has taken delivery of two new Boeing 787s and one B777, which were all received on a single day – a first for the Gulf carrier.

This brings QR's total to 139 passenger and cargo aircraft, comprising a mixture of Airbus and Boeing products, although it is widebody aircraft by the latter that is deployed on long-haul routes.

In this respect, QR’s fleet now consists of 17 B787 Dreamliners, and 37 B777s, made up of a combination of 777-300ERs and 777-200LRs.

“The addition of the two 787s and one 777 ensures that we are able to continue with our commitment to offer our passengers the most comfortable experience in the sky when travelling with us,” said Qatar Airways chief executive, Akbar Al Baker.

The new B787 has a two-class configuration, with 22 seats in business class arranged in a 1-2-1 format, and 232 economy seats arranged in a 3-3-3 layout. Meanwhile QR offers different seat capacities for its B777 aircraft, with business class arranged in a 2-2-2 layout and economy class configured with a 3-3-3 format.

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