I assume that the 777's are going to be bought by QR
but sold to other airliners since they are high in demand. If they are not viewed as suitable to Qatar Airways, then at least QR
will make some money leasing them to other companies or perhaps selling them for a profit.
One thing for certain, Qatar is a loyal Airbus customer. No matter how close QR
gets to a Boeing deal, it seems to spring back to where it always wanted: Airbus jets.
I would love to see the 777's in Qatar's new color scheme. The A340-600's already look great in that livery. Having ridden four A346 (VS) trip in the past month, I am falling in love with these birds.
If the terminal mentioned is the new First/Business Class terminal at DOH, then it should open next month. The airport is already expanded and at least you can extra air to breath, and maybe find an empty seat