Cargo has added the
second Boeing 747-8 freighter to its expanding fleet. The freighter is part of
the order, which the airline had placed with Boeing consisting two 747-8
freighters and four 777-300ERs (Extended Range), valued at $2.16 billion at
"Our second Boeing 747-8 freighter has joined our
expanding fleet, signifying a strategic addition to offer our global customers
more air freight capacity and charter solutions," announced the Doha-based
carrier in its LinkedIn page.
The airline earlier took the delivery of its first
Boeing 747-8 freighter in September.
With this addition, the airlines' cargo fleet now
includes 23 wide-body aircraft consisting eight Airbus A330 freighters, 13
Boeing 777 freighters and two Boeing 747-8 freighters.
The 747-8 Freighter gives cargo operators the lowest
operating costs and best economics of any large freighter airplane while
providing enhanced environmental performance. It is optimised to provide
greater revenue cargo-carrying capability than the 747-400, offering 16 percent
more cargo volume while keeping its unique nose door. The 777-300ER has the
highest schedule reliability of any twin-aisle airplane flying today.
Qatar Airways currently operates nearly 100 airplanes
manufactured by Boeing and has placed orders in excess of 100 airplanes from