It was a very good week for Boeing widebody sales. We received an order from Qatar Airways for 30 787-9s and 10 777-300ERs, and an order from China Southern Airlines for 12 787-9s.
The 50th 777-300ER for Qatar Airways.
Qatar is building on its existing fleet of 84 Boeing airplanes, a combination of 787s and 777s, all delivered over the past nine years. With this new order, Qatar Airways increases its firm order backlog of Boeing twin-aisle airplanes from 65 to 105, including 60 777Xs. The airline also signed a letter of intent for up to 60 737 MAX 8s. Those airplanes would be the first Boeing single-aisle commercial model to join Qatar Airways’ fleet in more than 15 years.
China Southern currently has 10 787-8s in service. The airline has opened six new nonstop global routes using 787s, connecting Guangzhou to London, Rome, Vancouver, Perth, Auckland, and Christchurch.
A 787-9 in China Southern livery.
We thank both of our customers for their confidence in our products.