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Milestone: Qatar Airways Takes Delivery of 50th Boeing 777

Qatar Airways received its 50th Boeing 777 recently, taking the total count of aircraft in operation to more than 180 single aisle and widebody aircraft.

The airlines operates the Boeing 777 to a host of destinations – including Houston, Buenos Aires and Los Angeles, which are a few of Qatar Airways’ longest destinations as measured by flight hours.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker said: “We place passenger comfort and the flying experience at the forefront of our aircraft programme, and with the introduction of the Boeing 777 into the fleet just under a decade ago, our crew and passengers have come to know how comfortable and spacious the cabins are.

“We are proud to fly the Boeing 777 and this milestone in our fleet is a mark of the success we have had with Boeing and Qatar Airways’ fleet programme.”

When Qatar Airways’ first Boeing 777 order was made in 2006, the airline’s network reached just over 50 destinations. Now a decade later, with more than 150 destinations, the Boeing 777 has formed a core part of the fleet, and has been the backbone of the long haul and the ultra-long haul route expansion strategy.

The configuration of the passenger versions of Qatar Airways’ Boeing 777s vary from 335 total seats on the Boeing 777-300ER to 259 seats on the Boeing 777-200LR.

In addition to passenger capacity, the total cargo capacity for the Boeing 777 Freighters carry 102 metric tonnes. Qatar Airways Cargo is currently positioned as the third largest cargo carrier in the world.

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