Qatar Airways will be the launch customer for Boeing 777X
According aeroin.net, which cites the Russian sputnik website, Qatar Airways will be the launch customer for Boeing 777X. The information was confirmed by Akbar Al Baker CEO Qatar Airways Group.
Thursday, 6 June 2018, Akbar Al Baker told Sputnik: “In 2020, we will receive 40 of new aircraft in the fleet. It means we will receive a new aircraft every ten days (on average). We will also be the first airline to receive 777X, the latest Boeing aircraft. "
The first Boeing 777X Qatar Airways will be delivered to 2020
According to Al Baker, Qatar Airways adds on average 15 new destinations per year and expands to Africa, Asia and South America.
Asked about the expansion of airports ahead of the World Cup, which Qatar will host in 2022, Al Baker said that expansion work is ongoing.
"We will be ready for the 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament. The capacity of Hamadva International Airport reaches over 58 millions of passengers. At the same time, we will launch Doha International Airport to receive another 10 million passengers. "