Qatar Airways takes delivery of 100th aircraft

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Published: October 1, 2011

Qatar Airways took delivery of its 100th aircraft, a Boeing 777-200LR, at a ceremony in Everett, Washington, on 30 September.

The Doha-based airline, which launched services in 1994, operates a mix of Airbus, Boeing and Bombardier aircraft. The airline has a further 138 airliners on backlog including 10 A320s, 80 A350s, five A380s, 13 777s and 30 787s.

Boeing handed over the carrier’s 100th airliner at a ceremony attended by its Commercial Airplanes president and CEO Jim Albaugh and Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar Al Baker.

“We congratulate Qatar Airways on this significant milestone,” said Albaugh. “In just over a decade, Qatar Airways has grown to become a world-class, award-winning airline with a rapidly expanding network spanning six continents.”

Qatar Airways network comprises over 100 destinations across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America.

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