Oneworld member Qatar Airways has taken delivery of its first Airbus A350-900 XWB in Toulouse. Qatar has 80 A350s on order (37 -900s and 43 -800s) with an initial contract in 2007, and is the launch customer for the new twin-aisle widebody aircraft. “We know there will be no other new aircraft type [available] for the next 10 years; that’s why the A350 has become so important to us,” Qatar CEO Akbar Al Baker said during the delivery ceremony. Qatar will launch its first ...

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