Qatar Expands Fleet


Qatar Airways recently took delivery of three aircraft in one day as two Boeing 787 Dreamliners and one Boeing 777 joined its rapidly expanding fleet.

The delivery, which took place in Seattle, brought the airline’s fleet to 139 passenger and cargo aircraft. The airline now has 17 Boeing 787 Dreamliners and 37 Boeing 777s, made up of a combination of 777-300ERs and 777-200LRs, among its fleet.

The 787 Dreamliner has proven to be one of the most popular aircraft in the airline’s fleet, with Qatar Airways working with Boeing to ensure attention was focused on the details, including on the 254 custom-made seats across its 787 Business and Economy Class cabins and the specially designed interiors.

Business Class is configured in a 1–2–1 format with 22 seats, while Economy has a 232 seating capacity in a 3–3–3 layout. All seats in Business Class can be fully reclined. The 787 features dimmable windows, which are more than 30% larger than those on other similarly sized aircraft, a High Efficiency Particulate Air filter, along with a gaseous filtration system to help keep the air fresher and reduce air travel fatigue.