FLALEFTY wrote:QR seems to have the weirdest fleet strategy where they tend to order the next, cool "shiny things" that Airbus and Boeing offer, even if it results in a mongrel fleet. They have a mind-boggling, 234-aircraft fleet, consisting of 7 different aircraft families, from 2 different manufacturers, all to serve a single-hub operation. And this does not include their 737MAX orders from their failed investment in (now-defunct) Air Italy.
Perhaps QR does need to step back from signing-up to the flashy air show orders and take a serious look at rationalizing their fleet? I think both manufacturers and QR will work out a compromise to restructure their open orders, but behind closed doors.
I think QR and Boeing is also heavily supported by trade between the US and Qatar more so than actual physical aircraft needs.