The brand new Airbus A350-1000 enters the Qatar Airways fleet as the largest operator of the Airbus A350. Qatar Airways would fly on the market in Africa, America, Asia-Pacific, and Europe with 18 A350-1000s aircraft. On Thursday, Qatar Airways confirmed that somehow three new Airbus A350-1000 widebody jets had been delivered. The aircraft did not, nevertheless, travel directly from the manufacturer’s premises in Toulouse, France. Instead, until heading east slightly south of London and afterward towards Doha in Qatar, they followed a little side trip through the English Channel.
With today’s delivery, we continue to operate the largest fleet of A350-1000 aircraft offering our passengers the latest innovations in passenger comfort with the widest seats, widest cabin body and LED mood lighting to reduce the effects of jet lag. https://t.co/6EZ8tupUBI pic.twitter.com/L04JI9LXPr— Qatar Airways (@qatarairways) October 23, 2020
The new Airbus A350-1000, registered as A7-ANO, A7-ANQ, and A7-ANR, is leased by an unspecified leasing company. The plane needed to gain more time in British airspace for specific financial issues to still be in place. They will move on to Hamad International Airport’s current home with all documentation and the nominal logistical run done.
In February 2018, Qatar took delivery of both the world’s first A350-1000. With arrival yesterday, Qatar Airways has about 18 A350-1000s in its fleet. This has a request totaling 42. In September, the airline said it would have signed a deal with Airbus to postpone long-haul aircraft deliveries, together with the 50 A321neos planned by the company.