Qatar Airways to receive first A350 XWB aircraft
Qatar Airways announced it is set to received its first Airbus A350 xtra widebody aircraft before the end of this year. The airline has ordered 80 of the widebody A350 XWB which will be deployed on a wide variety of routes served by the Qatar Airways network, Khaleej Times reported. The A350 MSN005 development aircraft recently concluded a world tour, touching down in 14 cities, demonstrating its readiness for airline operations on a global scale. Qatar Airways’ group chief executive officer, Akbar Al Baker said that the airline is currently in the midst of a massive fleet expansion programme and the incoming delivery of the Airbus A350 XWB type into the fleet will be a significant milestone for the airline.