Qatar Airways adds 50th Boeing 777 in its fleet
Qatar Airways welcomes its 50th Boeing 777 wide body aircraft making a total count of aircraft of operation in its fleet to more than 180 single aisle and wide body aircraft. This airline is operating the Boeing 777 aircraft to a host of destinations including Houston, Buenos Aries and Los Angeles marking the longest flight destinations of the airline while measuring in unit of flight hours.
The passengers comfort and flying experience are the main focus of their aircraft program for which the introduction of Boeing 777 just a decade ago really made a difference in the cabin experience by utilization of the spacious cabin told the Chief Executive of Qatar Airways Group, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker. He added, “We are proud to fly Boeing 777 and this milestone in our fleet is a mark of success we have had with Boeing and Qatar Airways’ fleet program.”
Including both passenger and freighter destinations more than 35 percent of the airline’s flight sector are operated with Boeing 777 aircraft. The first Boeing 777 for Qatar Airways was manufactured in 2006 when the airline’s network had extended just over 50 destinations. Now a decade later, the network has been improved extensively reaching up to 150 destinations, Boeing 777 being the core part of the fleet and proving itself as the backbone of long haul and ultra-long haul sectors expansion strategy.
President and CEO of Boeing commercial airplanes Ray Conner told that the Qatar Airways and Boeing have developed a strong and sustainable partnership starting the first order of Boeing 777 and now delivering them the 50th Boeing 777 provided him a pleasurable moment and he also expressed his eagerness to see this market-leading aircraft continue to play the significant role in the operation of such premium operates as Qatar Airways.
The Boeing 777 has a dual class configuration of Economy and Business class with spacious cabin interiors which provides the high positive experiences to the passengers with the airline winning several accolades over the years for onboard product and cabin interiors.
Qatar Airways being one of the world’s largest operators of Boeing 777, operating it on long and ultra-long haul routes recently announced to start its service in Auckland, New Zealand from the airline’s hub in Doha making it the longest commercial route in the world with a flight duration of 18 hours and 20 minutes from the hub flying with a Boeing 777.
Boeing 777-ER (Extended Range) includes 335 total seats comprised of 42 Business Class seats and 293 Economy Class seats. Similarly Boeing 777-LR (Long Range) includes 259 seats total comprising 42 Business Class seats and 217 Economy Class seats. In addition to passenger capacity the total cargo capacity of Boeing 777 is 102 metric tons. Being cargo an essential part of Qatar Airways growth strategy, it is currently positioned at number three in the world largest cargo carrier list of the world. Boeing 777 aircraft have extensively helped Qatar Airways to sustain their product movement and distribution across the airline’s extensive cargo network too.