Qatar Airways adds to Boeing 777X order with $4.8 billion purchase

The 2015 Paris Air Show opened this week with Qatar Airways announcing a major order for more than a dozen new wide-body jets – and its CEO taking another shot at one of his US competitors.

The state-owned national carrier said in a statement that it had purchased 10 Boeing 777-8Xs and four 777 Freighters, an order valued at US$4.8 billion based on the current list prices for the planes.

The purchase of the 350-seat 777-8X planes are in addition to the order Qatar Airways previously placed for 50 of the slightly larger 400-seat 777-9X model.

The line of long-haul aircraft is currently under development, with the first passenger planes expected to be delivered in 2020.
 
 
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Source News: Doha News
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