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Qatar firms up four 777Fs

Qatar Airways has finalised an order for four Boeing 777 freighters, worth $1.24 billion at list prices.

The airline had first announced plans to order the aircraft at the Farnborough air show in July 2014. Qatar also has purchase rights for four additional 777Fs, which will bring the order's total value to $2.46 billion if exercised.

"With its proven track record, long-range capabilities and excellent operational efficiencies, the 777 freighter will be a key player in enabling Qatar Airways to grow its footprint and economically deliver cargo further, connecting many long-haul destinations from our hub in Doha, especially with the expansion of Doha's new freight terminal," says Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar Al Baker.

The airline operates a sizeable fleet of 777s, including 777-300ERs, 777-200LRs and seven 777Fs.

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