Qatar Airways has taken delivery of three Airbus A350s, as part of its strategic decision to investment in modern, fuel-efficient twin-engine aircraft.
The three Airbus A350 were delivered on the same day and all featuring the airline’s award-winning Qsuite.
QatarAirways has the youngest aircraft with the world’s best Business Class and remains the largest operator of this aircraft type with 52 in its fleet.
The airline’s A350 fleet has an average age of 2.5 years and with strong environmental benefits the Doha-based airline continues to lead the way with sustainable growth as it now operates to 100 destinations.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “Qatar Airways is one of the few global airlines to have never stopped flying throughout this crisis. As one of the only airlines to continue taking delivery of new aircraft at this time, our strategic investment in modern, fuel-efficient twin-engine aircraft has enabled us to continue flying taking over 2.3 million people home on more than 37,000 flights since the start of the pandemic.
Due to COVID-19’s impact on travel demand, we will continue to fly greener and smarter by keeping our fleet of Airbus A380 grounded, as it is not commercially or environmentally justifiable to operate such a large aircraft in the current market.
“Environmentally conscious passengers can travel with the reassurance that Qatar Airways continuously monitors the market to assess both passenger and cargo demand to ensure it operates the most efficient aircraft on each route.
Rather than being forced to fly oversized aircraft due to limited aircraft options, reducing the flexibility for passengers to travel when they want, Qatar Airways has a variety of sustainable aircraft it can choose from to offer more flights with the right capacity in each market.