Boeing gets new orders from Qatar Airways and Garuda Indonesia
"Acquiring technologically-advanced airplanes such as the 777X is integral to our expansion strategy," said His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, CEO, Qatar Airways.
"The order for four 777 Freighters underpins the value that this airplane has also brought to our rapidly growing cargo operations. Qatar Airways Cargo is an integral part of the Qatar Airways Group and we look forward to enhancing the existing fleet with next-generation aircraft."
Boeing and Garuda Indonesia announced the airline's intent to purchase 30 787-9 Dreamliners, as well as up to 30 737 MAX 8 airplanes. Boeing will work with Garuda Indonesia to finalize the order, at which time it will be posted to Boeing's Orders & Deliveries website.
"The agreement is part of Garuda Indonesia's revitalization program in order to provide our passengers with the best possible experience with the youngest fleet in the sky and to support the airline's future plan to further expand its network globally," said Arif Wibowo, Garuda Indonesia, President and CEO.
In addition to the announcement today, the flag carrier also reconfirmed its intent to purchase 50 737 MAX 8s, originally announced in October 2014. The airline currently operates more than 90 Boeing airplanes, including Next-Generation versions of the 737, 777-300ERs and 747-400s. ■