Qatar Airways upgrades order for five Airbus A350-900 to larger -1000

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Qatar Airway has announced that it upgraded five of its current order of Airbus A350-900s to the higher-capacity -1000 variant.

Since taking delivery of the world’s first A350-1000 in February 2018, we have been extremely pleased with the aircraft’s performance, which has prompted us to update our original order“, Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, told in a statement.

The Gulf airline was the launch customer for both A350 models and has already taken delivery of 32 Airbus A350 aircraft (28 A350-900 and four A350-1000). In total, the national carrier of the State of Qatar has 76 A350 XWBs on order, which makes the airline the largest customer for the aircraft type.

Qatar Airways’ A350-1000 currently operate on the London and Frankfurt routes and will launch on the JFK service from 28 October 2018.