In what is believed to be an unprecedented event, Qatar Airways took delivery of four Boeing widebodies on the same day earlier this week.
“On Monday [27 October], we took delivery of four Boeing aircraft – three 787s and a 777,” said Qatar Airways group chief executive Akbar Al Baker, speaking at Flightglobal’s Aviation Partnership Summit in Madrid. “Each of them was on their way to Doha at 15min intervals.”
Al Baker says the simultaneous acceptances are unprecedented: “Never in the history of an airline have so many aircraft been taken in just one day.”
Qatar Airways holds orders for 94 777s and 30 787s. Later this year, the Oneworld carrier will become the first customer to receive the Airbus A350, with deliveries due to commence in December.