Qatar Airways has upsized five A350-900s currently on order to the bigger A350-1000 version. This latest endorsement for the largest member of Airbus’ successful A350 XWB family reflects the five-star-airline’s need for growth and capacity at best comfort and efficiency levels available.
The amended order reinforces Qatar Airways’ position as the A350-1000 largest customer with a fleet of 42 aircraft.
The A350-1000’s fuselage is seven metres longer than its smaller brethren, providing greater capacity that perfectly matches airlines’ needs on their growing long-haul routes.
“Since its entry into service, the A350 Family has proven outstanding reliability and efficiency. We are delighted to see launch customer Qatar Airways extend its confidence in the A350-1000“, said Guillaume Faury, President Airbus Commercial Aircraft.
With 76 aircraft on order, Qatar Airways is the largest A350 XWB customer and currently operates 30 A350 XWBs comprising of 27 A350-900s and 3 A350-1000s.