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Qatar Airways Takes Delivery of New Boeing 777 Freighter

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Qatar Airways has taken delivery of a brand new Boeing 777 Freighter.

The new cargo freighter was delivered to the airlines hub at Doha International Airport over the weekend following a non-stop flight from Boeing Everett factory in Seattle, Washington.

The Boeing 777F is the latest addition to the Qatar Airways fleet, now numbering 83 aircraft, and adds significant capacity to the airlines burgeoning freighter network.

The new aircraft has a payload capacity of 102 metric tons, almost double the capability of the airlines Airbus A300-600 freighters.

Over the coming weeks, the new freighter is set to operate to several of Qatar Airways Cargos dedicated freighter network points, including Amsterdam, Lahore, Dubai, Karachi, Chennai, Sialkot, Frankfurt, Amman and, from 1 June three weekly freighter services to Hong Kong.

Beyond, the new Boeing freighter will be used primarily on long haul routes connecting East and West transportation lanes, extending from Hong Kong in the Far East to the United States in the West.

Qatar Airways has 16 Boeing 777 aircraft in its passenger fleet with the delivery schedule for the full order of 32 B777s, including a total of three freighters, to be completed by the end of summer 2011.

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