By Lawani Mikairu
Qatar Airways on Wednesday celebrated the arrival of its 250th aircraft, an Airbus A350-900 from Toulouse, France, the latest addition to the group’s growing fleet of passenger, Cargo and executive aircraft.This landmark comes just 22 years after the carrier began operations.
The new A350-900 joins the airline’s state-of-the-art fleet, where the average age of aircraft is less than five years old.
As of 20 March 2019, Qatar Airways’ fleet was made up of 203 passenger aircraft, 25 Cargo and 22 Qatar Executive jets.Commenting on the achievement, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “I am extremely proud that we have reached this historic landmark of having a fleet that now numbers 250 aircraft.
The delivery of our newest Airbus A350-900 is a mark of the outstanding growth we have seen over the last two decades, and to our commitment to flying only the newest and most technologically advanced aircraft in the world”.