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