Qatar Airways has taken delivery of its second Boeing
777-200 Long Range aircraft. This latest delivery takes Qatar Airways’
fleet size to 67 aircraft.
The airline has officially named the aircraft “Gaza” in
what it says is “solidarity with civilian victims in the
recent conflict in Gaza.”
“Qatar Airways customarily names each of its aircraft after place
names within the State of Qatar. But we have made an exception in this
case,” said Qatar Airways’ Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker.
Earlier this month, Qatar Airways took
delivery of its first Boeing 777-200LR aircraft, which is capable of
flying on ultra long-haul routes of up to 17 hours non-stop –
effectively to any key business or leisure destination in the world from
The long range Boeings will be paired to operate Qatar
Airways newest route to the United States. The Doha – Houston route,
linking the energy capitals of the world is scheduled for launch on
Daily scheduled flights will bridge the two cities
offering passengers with connections beyond Houston to cities
across the US and beyond Doha to destinations in the Middle East,
Africa, South Asia and Far East.
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