Qatar Airways grows its A350-1000 fleet

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed October 1, 2018 14:27

Qatar Airways grows its A350-1000 fleet

Qatar Airways has upsized five A350-900s currently on  order to the bigger A350-1000 version. This latest endorsement for the largest member of Airbus’ successful A350 XWB family reflects the five-star-airline’s need for growth and capacity at best comfort and efficiency levels available.

The amended order reinforces Qatar Airways’ position as  the A350-1000 largest customer with a fleet of 42 aircraft. The A350-1000’s fuselage is seven metres longer than its smaller brethren, providing greater capacity (44 more seats in Qatar Airways cabin configuration) that perfectly matches airlines’ needs on their growing long-haul routes.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker said: “Qatar Airways is delighted to have upgraded five of its previously ordered A350-900 to the more recently launched A350-1000. Since taking delivery of the world’s first A350-1000 in February 2018, we have been extremely pleased with the aircraft’s performance, which has prompted us to update our original order. The A350-1000 has been a welcome addition to our fleet and very well received by our passengers who enjoy the new generation aircraft’s unprecedented levels of comfort and technology.”

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed October 1, 2018 14:27