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More Boeing orders for Qatar Airways

September 26 - Qatar Airways has ordered two additional Boeing 747-8 freighters and four Boeing 777-300ERs, with a value of USD2.16 billion at list prices.

The airline also received the first of the 747-8 freighters already on order at a delivery ceremony attended by Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways group chief executive, and Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and ceo Kevin McAllister.

"The addition of our very first 747-8 Freighter is a significant moment for our cargo division, and a welcome addition to our 20-strong cargo fleet of wide-body aircraft," said Al Baker. "Qatar Airways continues to invest in fleet expansion, with a second 747-8F due to be delivered in November."

Boeing claims its 747-8 freighter gives cargo operators the lowest operating costs and best economics of any large freighter aircraft 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.

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