For the first time in its history, Qatar Airways took delivery of three new aircraft in one day last week as two Boeing 787 Dreamliners and one Boeing 777 joined its rapidly expanding fleet.
The delivery which took place in Seattle on October 27, brought the airline’s fleet count up to 139 passenger and cargo aircraft. The three custom-designed aircraft then departed Seattle on October 28, arriving at the home of Qatar Airways, the state-of-the-art Hamad International Airport, on October 29.
With the receipt of its newest aircraft, the airline now has 17 Boeing 787 Dreamliners, and 37 Boeing 777s, made up of a combination of 777-300ERs and 777-200LRs, among its fleet.
Qatar Airways’ 787s are the world’s first fully connected Dreamliners with wireless facilities for passengers. In addition, the airline offers an award-winning iTouch control unit, over 1,000 movie, programming and audio entertainment options, an iPort, USB port, remote data outlet, a custom designed culinary offering, plenty of storage space for personal items and more – all available in both cabin classes.
Currently undergoing rapid expansion, Qatar Airways is one of the fastest growing airlines operating one of the youngest fleets in the world. Now in its 17th year of operations, Qatar Airways has a modern fleet of 139 aircraft flying to 145 key business and leisure destinations across six continents.