“for time being we do not have an intention to firm up the three (A380 order option).” said Qatar Airways boss Akbar Al Baker at the A350-1000 delivery ceremony held last week.
Qatar airways has taken delivery of nine out of ten A380 in firm orders and had three more in option, but after closely experiencing A350-1000, Akbar al Baker says the carrier will not(on hold) firm the three A380s in order option; another vital airlines moving away from A380..
The carrier opted to go for 327-seat twin engine A350-1000s than adding more of 461-seat four engine A380s for its long haul routes. Currently it uses A380s for London Heathrow, Paris, Bangkok, Guangzhou, and Sydney routes; and eventually may replace them with A350-1000s and B777x jets as its first A350-1000 began its revenue flight in Doha-London route on 24 February 2018.
The carrier has 37 A350-1000 in orders and expects to receive around six by this year. The airline also has 60 new Boeing 777X jets in order.