Quote: Qatar Airways’ CEO, Akbar al Baker, has announced, without disclosing details, that a “major order” of aircraft is planned for the Paris Air Show in Jun-2009. In response to questions about the scope of the order he said, “you’ll have to wait until the air show.”
Order or no order, Akbar al Baker never leaves a chance to hog limelight.
Fingers crossed if this order really comes up then we will have something to cheer during the air show; otherwise it looks a dull show compared with the previous ones.
Stitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 31259 posts, RR: 85
Reply 6, posted (5 years 7 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3820 times:
Quoting Behramjee (Reply 5): Yes due to the delays of the B 788s, one can expect more A 332s rather than A 333s being ordered by QR.
They were expected to get their first birds in mid-2010 when they placed their order in 2007, so they had early delivery slots. Depending on how other 787 customers with early delivery slots are positioning themselves, QR could start getting planes in late 2011 or early 2012. With the current A330 backlog, can QR even get new A330-200s by then? And would they want to have them for such a short period? How old are their existing 18 A330-200s?