1-Apr-2010 1:25 PM

Qatar Airways meeting with Airbus for A330-200 passenger aircraft conversion to freighters

Qatar Airways CEO, Akbar Al Baker, announced a meeting with Airbus to discuss A330-200 passenger aircraft conversion to freighters (Air Cargo News, 30-Mar-2010). The carrier operates 16 A330-200s and 13 A330-300s, while its freighter fleet comprises three A300-600Fs. Qatar Airways is also scheduled to take delivery of three B777 freighters, with two due in next three months and one in 2011.

Qatar Airways:We are speaking to Airbus about a cargo conversion for the A330-200. We hope to have the conversion centre in Qatar, at the new Doha Airport. The A300s will support the 777Fs, operating feeder services. We plan to replace the A300s with A330Fs, hopefully from 2013,” Akbar Al Baker, CEO. Source: Air Cargo News, 30-Mar-2010.