Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker (photo) has revealed that the carrier is expected to add over 30 new aircraft to its fleet this year, said a report.
“We are expecting the delivery of some 31 aircraft this year provided all the delivery program is on schedule,” Al Baker told The Peninsula on the sidelines of a press conference held by Hamad International Airport to announce a partnership agreement with German football club, FC Bayern Munich.
According to the report, Qatar Airways has about 324 aircraft on order. Of them, 187 are to be delivered by Airbus and the rest 137 are to come from Boeing.
Furthermore, the carrier is expecting to receive one more A380 in December this year and one in January 2017.
Qatar Airways, the national airline of Qatar, is one of the fastest growing airlines operating one of the youngest fleets in the world. Now in its 19th year of operations, the airline operates a modern fleet of 175 aircraft flying to key business and leisure destinations across six continents.
The airline currently operates seven daily flights between Bahrain and the airline’s hub in Doha, from which it flies to more than 150 destinations across Europe, the Middle East, Americas, Africa and Asia Pacific.