Hyderabad, INDIA – Qatar Airways has rounded off its five-day presence at the India Aviation 2010 exhibition, conference and air show in Hyderabad.
The airline showcased a Boeing 777-200 Long Range aircraft and a Bombardier Challenger 300 belonging to its corporate jet subsidiary, Qatar Executive, together with a hospitality chalet at the event – India’s second International Exhibition and Conference on Civil Aviation.
Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker attended the show, during which he briefed media on the airline’s expansion plans, announcing the airline’s fleet size had doubled from 40 to 80 aircraft in the space of five years.
Doha-based Qatar Airways will operate a fleet of 110 aircraft by 2013 – almost double the existing size. Qatar Airways has ordered 80 Airbus A350s, 60 Boeing 787s and 32 Boeing 777s, with deliveries of the latter having started in November 2007. The airline is a launch customer of the twin-deck Airbus A380 ‘super jumbos’ with five aircraft on order and scheduled for delivery from 2010. Qatar Airways moves to the New Doha International Airport in 2010, when the first phase of the new facility opens. For more information, visit www.ndiaproject.com
Qatar Airways is one of only six airlines in the world with a Five Star ranking for service and excellence awarded by Skytrax, the independent aviation industry monitoring agency. Skytrax also named Qatar Airways’ cabin crew as Best in the Middle East for the fifth year running in 2007 following a survey of more than 15 million passengers worldwide. For more information, log onto www.qatarairways.com
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