Qatar Airways takes delivery of 250th aircraft

posted on 20th March 2019 by Justin Burns
Qatar Airways takes delivery of 250th aircraft

Qatar Airways has today taken delivery of its 250th aircraft – an Airbus A350-900 – from the French aircraft manufacturer’s factory in Toulouse, France.

This landmark comes just 22 years after the carrier began operations, and it joins the airline’s state-of-the-art fleet, where the average age of aircraft is less than five years old.

As of 20 March 2019, Qatar Airways’ fleet is made up of 203 passenger aircraft, 25 freighters and 22 executive jets.

Qatar Airways Group chief executive, Akbar Al Baker said: “I am extremely proud that we have reached this historic landmark of having a fleet that now numbers 250 aircraft.

“The delivery of our newest Airbus A350-900 is a mark of the outstanding growth we have seen over the last two decades, and to our commitment to flying only the newest and most technologically advanced aircraft in the world.”

Qatar Airways was launch customer last year of the A350-1000 and first took delivery of the A350-900 in 2014, when it was also the global launch customer.

The airline will add a number of new destinations to its extensive route network later this year, including Lisbon; Malta; Rabat, ; Izmir; Langkawi; Davao; and Mogadishu.