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Qatar Airways orders six Boeing 777-300ERs

Order announced at Paris Air Show, valued at US$1.7 billion.
Qatar Airways aircraft on display at Paris Air Show 2011
Qatar Airways aircraft on display at Paris Air Show 2011

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Boeing and Qatar Airways today announced an order for six Boeing 777-300ERs (Extended Range) airplanes at the international 2011 Paris Air Show. The order is valued at $1.7 billion at list prices.

“We are expanding our international network rapidly and adding new routes and destinations that will extend Qatar Airways’ reach across the globe, especially as we aim to open up more non-stop routes to popular and under-served cities around the world,” said Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways’ CEO.

“We currently have 25 Boeing 777s in our fleet and its payload and range capability, reliability and economics have made this aircraft the backbone of our long-haul fleet.”

As one of the fastest growing airlines in the world, Qatar Airways currently operates 25 Boeing airplanes: eight ultra-long range 777-200LRs (Long Range), 15 777-300ERs and two long-range 777 Freighters.

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