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Where next for Qatar Airways’ fleet? Bombardier CSeries order imminent?


Over the past five years, Qatar Airways has expanded its fleet from 40 to 82 aircraft. It plans to add another 38 aircraft by 2013, maintaining a delivery schedule of better than one aircraft per month. With 145 aircraft on firm order, Qatar Airways sits on one of the largest aircraft order backlogs of any airline in the world. Yet, it is apparently not satisfied with its current fleet plan, and has been examining several options for its fleet development in recent months, particularly its freighter and narrowbody fleets. [1575 words]

Unlock the following content in this report:


  • A330s to be converted to freighters
  • Narrowbody choice for Qatar Airways to come shortly
  • Expanding the network

Graphs and data:

  • Qatar Airways aircraft delivery schedules
  • Qatar Airways, Emirates & Eithad Airways aircraft delivery schedules
  • Qatar Airways dedicated cargo routes
  • Middle East & North Africa capacity by carrier (million ASKs, Mar-2010)
  • Qatar Airways capacity by region (million ASKs, Mar-2010)
  • Qatar Airways route map
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