Qatar Airways orders over 100 new Boeing aircraft, including 50 737-10s, in $20 billion order

by James Wilkinson

Qatar Airways has signed a US$20 billion order with Boeing for over 100 new aircraft, including up to 50 Boeing 738-10s and 50 Boeing 777-8 Freighters.

The order for the Boeing 737-10 aircraft includes 25 firm orders and purchase rights for 25 additional airplanes in a deal valued at around US$7 billion.

The largest model in the MAX family, the 737-10 seats up to 230 passengers in a single-class configuration and can fly up to 3,300 miles, covering 99% of single-aisle routes around the world.

“Qatar Airways very much looks forward to adding the 737-10 to its fleet, with this new variant of the 737 being ideally suited to our short haul network, allowing us an opportunity to further enhance our product offering for our customers, modernise our fleet and operate the most efficient aircraft in its category,” said Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Akbar Al Baker (pictured).

An international carrier with a passenger fleet including Boeing 777 and 787 Dreamliner airplanes and an all-Boeing cargo fleet of 747 and 777 freighters, Qatar Airways serves more than 140 key business and leisure destinations worldwide.