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Qatar airways is drastically simplifying its fleet and announces retirement plans for Airbus A330s & A320s

Bahrain, UAE open up airspace for Qatar Airways, world aviation agency says

As per the Gulf news reports : National carrier to replace all its Airbus A330s with Airbus A350s and Boeing 787 Dreamliners in the next three years having already phased out its Airbus A340s

CEO Akbar al Baker has told Gulf Times. Following the exit of Airbus A340-600 and A380s, the A330, A320 and A319 will also leave the fleet.

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Why is Qatar Airways grounded A350?

As already reported, the 10 A380s will go out of service from 2024. The last A340-600 was retired last month. Now Al Baker has announced the departure of 27 A330s, 32 A320s and two A319s. Qatar Airways will replace the A330s in the coming 3 years with Boeing 787 and Airbus A350. The A321 will be the only narrowbody device.

Qatar Airways will replace all its Airbus A330s with Airbus A350s and Boeing 787 Dreamliners in the next three years, group chief executive HE Akbar al-Baker has said.

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When did Qatar retire A340?

The national carrier has already phased out its Airbus A340, al-Baker said in an interview with Gulf Times here.

“The A340s have been replaced by Airbus A350s,” al-Baker said. 

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Last year, the airline became the world’s launch customer of the Airbus A350-1000. In 2014, the airline became the global launch customer of the Airbus A350-900, the world’s first airline to operate every family of Airbus’ modern airliner portfolio.

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