Qatar airways is drastically simplifying its fleet
DOHA - Qatar Airways will drastically simplify its fleet, CEO Akbar has already revealed Baker in an interview with the Gulf Times. Following the Airbus A340-600 and A380, the A330, A320 and A319 also have to leave the field.
In 2014, the Doha airline was still the world's first airline to fly with all Airbuses in production. In the meantime, she seems to prefer a simpler, maintenance-efficient fleet.
Al Baker reported earlier that the 10 A380s will go out of service from 2024. The last A340-600 was also retired last month. The company had four of those aircraft in the fleet.
Now the CEO has also announced the departure of the 27 A330s, 32 A320s and 2 A319s. Qatar Airways will replace the A330 in the coming three years with the Boeing 787 and Airbus A350. The A321 will be the only narrow-body device.
Part of the A330s will in any case go to subsidiary Air Italy. In return, Italian society will no longer receive 787 Dreamliners from Qatar Airways, as was previously intended.
Source in Dutch
Apparently the Boeing 737 MAX will not be taken into the fleet, so the order for 15 planes will probably be canceled. Fleet rational is a good thing I guess for business, but it is a shame that there will only be 3 types in the fleet of Qatar.