Qatar Airways will buy 50 Airbus A321neo

The agreement was signed today in Doha and includes 30 options.

In the capital of Qatar, Doha, an agreement was signed today between Airbus and Qatar Airways for the purchase of 50 A321neo. The CEO of the Qatar Airways group, Akbar Al Baker, and Airbus operations director and President of Commercial Aircraft, Fabrice Brégier, signed the agreement, in the presence of French President Emmanuel Macron and Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani.

The order is for 50 A321neo ACF aircraft and replaces the one signed in 2011.

“To meet our need for growth and additional capacity, the A321neo ACF is a first class option for our passengers, with this aircraft we will operate the youngest fleet while offering a comfort and a series of services unprecedented to our customers,” said Al Baker.

For his part, Fabrice Brégier, said he was “pleased” that an airline such as Qatar Airways has chosen the A321neo ACF.

The aircraft has a capacity for 240 passengers and incorporates the latest engines, aerodynamic advances and cabin innovations.

In addition to the A321neo, Airbus sold about 12 Dassault Rafale fighters to the state of Qatar. The agreement figure amounts to 12,000 million euros, including armored vehicles and agreements between Doha and SNCF / RATP.

 

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