Qatar Airways Takes Delivery of Second Boeing 777-200LR

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Wednesday, 25 February 2009

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 Doha.

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 March 30.

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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