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Tue, 10 May 2016

Qatar Airways Takes Delivery of 50th Boeing 777

Qatar Airways has taken delivery of its 50th Boeing 777, taking the total count of aircraft in operation to more than 180 single aisle and widebody aircraft.

When Qatar Airways first Boeing 777 order was made in 2006, the airlines network reached just over 50 destinations. Now a decade later, with more than 150 destinations, the Boeing 777 has formed a core part of the fleet, and has been the backbone of the long haul and the ultra-long haul route expansion strategy.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said, We place passenger comfort and the flying experience at the forefront of our aircraft programme, and with the introduction of the Boeing 777 into the fleet just under a decade ago, our crew and passengers have come to know how comfortable and spacious the cabins are. We are proud to fly the Boeing 777 and this milestone in our fleet is a mark of the success we have had with Boeing and Qatar Airways fleet programme.

More than 35% of the airlines route network is currently operated with a Boeing 777 (includes both passenger and freighter destinations).

Qatar Airways is one of the worlds largest operators of the Boeing 777, with the airline mostly deploying it on long and ultra-long haul routes. Qatar Airways recently announced it will serve Auckland, New Zealand, making it the longest commercial route in the world at 18 hours and 20 minutes from the airlines hub in Doha, utilising the Boeing 777.

The configuration of the passenger versions of the Boeing 777s vary from 335 total seats on the Boeing 777-ER (Extended Range) comprised of 42 seats in Business Class and 293 in Economy Class, to 259 seats on the Boeing 777-LR (Long Range) across a two-class configuration of 42 in Business Class and 217 in Economy Class.

In addition to passenger capacity, the total cargo capacity for the Boeing 777 Freighters carry 102 metric tonnes.

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