News 2: Qatar Airways has taken delivery of its 100th jet, a Boeing 777-200LR fresh from Seatle with a special sticker commemorating the achievement. I cannot paste it here now, as I am in my work computer.
News 3: QR definetly wont order 747-8 pax version, but DID NOT rule out 747-8 version, which Cargolux has in its fleet from October 12.
The new order for a "few more" superjumbos will be on top of the five aircraft that the airline previously ordered.
Akbar Al Baker, chief executive of Qatar Airways, said they will officially announce the deal in the upcoming Dubai Airshow.
"We ordered the A380s for a specific reason and we found the number we initially ordered to be insufficient. So we ordered a few more," Akbar Al Baker told Gulf News in Seattle on Friday.
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Al Baker was at the Boeing plant in Seattle to receive the airline's 100th aircraft - a Boeing 777-200LR (long range).
Any idea how many A380s? Could it be the 10 unidentified? I predict an announcement soon of new destinations in the US, LAX, SFO, or ORD (one, or two of the three)