Qatar Airways Takes Delivery of 25th Boeing 777

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Qatar Airways has taken delivery of its 25th Boeing 777. The airplane is a 777-300ER (extended range) model, which can carry up to 335 passengers in a two-class configuration up to 7,930 nautical miles (14,685 km).

Since placing its first 777 order in 2007, Qatar Airways has expanded to include 25 of the three newer generation 777 models. The airline's fleet includes two long- range 777 freighters, 15 highly efficient 777-300ERs and eight of the ultra-long-range 777-200LR (longer range) airplanes.

"The 777 is delivering exceptional value to our airline," said Akbar Al Baker, CEO of Qatar Airways. "The 777 is a tool for profitability, but also delivers the highest in customer satisfaction. Its service reliability and cabin architecture, coupled with our innovative interiors and world-class, award-winning in-flight service have made the 777 the airplane of choice for our passengers."

The airline currently operates 97 aircraft from Doha to 99 destinations across Europe, Middle East, Africa, North America, the Far East and the Indian subcontinent and is expanding rapidly. By 2013, Qatar Airways plans to serve more than 120 destinations worldwide with a fleet of over 120 aircraft.

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