The wait is over! Qatar Airways gets ready to receive new Airbus A350
The Airbus A350 is due to be launched later this year (Image: Gulf Business)
Click here to add Airbus as an alert
Disable alert for Airbus,
Click here to add Akbar Al Baker as an alert
Disable alert for Akbar Al Baker,
Click here to add Best Airline as an alert
Disable alert for Best Airline,
Click here to add Qatar Airways as an alert
Disable alert for Qatar Airways,
Click here to add Qatar Airways Group as an alert
Disable alert for Qatar Airways Group
Qatar Airways, the launch customer of the Airbus A350 Xtra Wide Body aircraft, is set to receive its first delivery before the end of this year.
The airline has ordered 80 of the widebody A350 XWB which will be deployed on a wide variety of routes served by the Qatar Airways network.
The A350 MSN005 development aircraft recently concluded a world tour, touching down in 14 cities, demonstrating its readiness for airline operations on a global scale.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said that the airline is currently in the midst of a massive fleet expansion program and the incoming delivery of the Airbus A350 XWB type into the fleet will be a significant milestone for the airline.
“We take pride in introducing the latest products and services available to the industry and this new aircraft is a prime example of that. We look forward to offering to our passengers even more choice and variety in the young and modern fleet which we operate to more than 140 destinations across the world.”
On Oct. 30, 2013, Qatar Airways joined the oneworld Alliance, becoming the first Gulf carrier to join a global airline alliance, enabling its customers to benefit from almost 1,000 airports in more than 150 countries, with 14,250 daily departures.
Award-winning carrier Qatar Airways was presented with three honors at the annual Skytrax 2014 World Airline Awards held during the Farnborough Air Show in the UK. The airline was awarded World’s Best Business Class for the second year consecutively, World’s Best Business Class Airline Lounge for the second time consecutively and, Best Airline in the Middle East for the eighth time.
At the Farnborough Air Show, the airline placed an order for 100 Boeing 777X aircraft, taking Qatar Airways’ orders to more than 340 aircraft with a value of $70 billion.
- Will terror attacks damper Arabs' appetite for European holidays?
- So cool it's hot: Saudi Arabia's $3.2B HVACR market driven by construction boom
- US, EU protectionist policies may be a blessing in disguise for GCC suppliers
- Dubai to Doha: How far can you stretch your dirham?
- OPEC's poor history of compliance will make production cut deal a challenge
- Qatar Airways releases the first photos of its first Airbus A350 XWB from the factory lines in toulouse, france
- Leading the way -- Qatar the first to receive Airbus A350
- Qatar Airways to operate world's first A350 XWB
- Get ready for deployment with Halo Wars soon launching in the Middle East
- The absolute perfectionist? Airbus delivery to Qatar Airways delayed 'indefinitely'