Monday, December 3, 2012
Qatar Upgrades Order for A350 XWBs
Qatar Airways has increased its order for the largest variant of the Airbus A350 XWBs, the A350-1000, from 20 to 37.
(Airbus A350-1000 Computer Rendering)
The airline also increased its order for the A350-900, from 40 to 43, and dropped a previous order for 20 of the smaller A350-800. Qatar’s total order now stands at 80 A350 planes, as it looks to expand its fleet with more seats to meet growing passenger traffic in the Middle East.
The mid-sized wide body A350 XWB is scheduled for entry into service in 2014.
“We have taken the time necessary to come to today’s decision in favour of the larger A350 XWB models which we believe are best suited to our business model,” said Akbar Al Baker, CEO of Qatar Airways. More