Qatar Airways CEO is confident that the airline will receive its first A350-1000 before the end of this year from Airbus. In total, the Airline expects to receive an additional 29 Airbus A350-900s and 37 Airbus A350-1000s over the next five years.
From an operational perspective the aircraft has been a “highly successful addition” to the fleet due to its “fuel efficiency and lower maintenance” requirements.
The National Carrier had problem with quality issues on the delivery of A320. Qatar Airways and Airbus have now reached an agreement, whereby the remaining A320neos on order will be converted to A321neos.
The national carrier operates a mixed fleet of Airbus and Boeing aircraft including both wide and narrow body types. As of March 31, the 196-strong fleet included 16 of the new generation Airbus A350-900 as well as 30 Boeing 787 Dreamliners.