DOHA, 5 October 2018: Qatar Airways has upgraded five of its current order of A350-900s to the higher-capacity A350-1000.
The airline has already taken delivery of 30 A350 aircraft (27 A350-900 and three A350-1000) from a total order of 76 A350 XWBs.
The decision to upgrade the original order comes just eight months after the airline, which was the global launch customer for both A350 types, added the first A350-1000 to its fleet, last February.
The strong performance of this state-of-the-art aircraft and the need for extra capacity on the world’s fastest growing airline are the key factors behind this latest announcement.
The A350-1000 is seven metres longer than the 900 version offering a 28% increase in capacity in the premium class cabin. The A350-1000 currently operates on the London and Frankfurt routes and will launch on the JFK service from 28 October.