Qatar Airways orders five B777 freighters worth $1.7 billion

Qatar Airways orders five B777 freighters worth $1.7 billion

Qatar Airways orders five B777 freighters worth $1.7 billion

Qatar Airways has taken a minority stake in JetSuite, a leading United States private aviation company, and indirectly in JetSuiteX.

Qatar Airways operates an Airbus A320 aircraft to both Erbil and Sulaymaniyah, which features 12 seats in business and 132 seats in economy Class.

With this investment in JetSuite, Inc., Qatar Airways will help fuel the growth of JetSuite's private aviation business, which now focuses on light and very light jets. The investment extends to JetSuiteX, the sibling company to JetSuite, further accelerating the expansion of its semi-private air service on the USA west coast and beyond.

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"The addition of five 777 Freighters is a significant moment for our cargo division", said His Excellency Mr. Al Baker. "We believe that JetSuite and JetSuiteX deliver a truly class-leading service to the USA market with a huge potential for development, and we are very excited to invest in this opportunity alongside JetBlue and the other investors".

JetSuiteX fills a niche in underserved short haul markets and small airports, and enjoys a Net Promoter Score over 90, higher than the major United States airlines. "As the world's third-largest cargo operator, Qatar Airways continues to invest in fleet expansion".

Qatar Airways, the national carrier of Qatar, resumed its services to two major Iraqi cities Erbil and Sulaymaniyah, local media reported Wednesday.

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"We are proud of our long-standing partnership with Qatar Airways and we value their business and the positive impact on Boeing, our employees, suppliers and communities", said McAllister. "We look forward to seeing JetSuite further grow on the West Coast and beyond to bring additional air travel choices to customers in underserved markets".

Qatar Airways is now serving five routes to Iraq with seven flights a week to each destination, namely the capital Baghdad, Najaf, Basra, Erbil and Sulaymaniyah.

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