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Wed, 11 April 2018

Qatar Airways Signs LOI for Five Boeing 777 Freighters

Qatar Airways has signed a letter of intent with Boeing to purchase five 777 Freighters, valued at $1.7 billion at list prices.

 The 777 Freighter is capable of flying 4,900 nautical miles (9,070 kilometers) with a payload of 112 tons (102 metric tonnes or 102,000 kg).

Qatar Airways Boeing 777F over Doha, Qatar. Click to enlarge.

"The addition of five 777 Freighters is a significant moment for our cargo division," said Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Mr. Akbar Al Baker. "As the world's third-largest cargo operator, Qatar Airways continues to invest in fleet expansion. This transaction will be a reinforcement of our confidence in Boeing to continue to deliver an outstanding product that meets our exacting standards. We expect no less than perfection, and we are confident that Boeing will continue to deliver that."

In addition to Airbus aircraft, Qatar Airways currently operates a fleet of nearly 100 Boeing widebody airplanes and has about 100 more Boeing airplanes on order. 

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