Qatar Airways Cargo has taken delivery of three 777 Freighters, taking its total to 24 of the type.

    Manufacturer Boeing said the milestone of 200 777 Freighter deliveries had now been reached.

    “With the arrival of these new freighters, we are injecting more capacity in the market which is very much required during the pandemic,” noted Qatar Airways’ group chief executive, His Excellency Akbar Al Baker.

    “The added capacity will also enable us to support the logistics around the Covid-19 vaccination, which is projected to be one of the greatest logistical challenges for the industry.

    “With our investments in innovation and fleet, we are able to fulfil our customers’ logistical requirements and facilitate the continuity of global trade.”

    Qatar 777 Freighter delivery

    The Boeing Company’s senior vice president, commercial sales and marketing Ihssane Mounir commented: “During these challenging times, Qatar Airways Cargo has been transporting humanitarian relief and medical goods to those in need, and we are proud that their growing fleet of 777 Freighters is supporting such a commendable effort.

    “We deeply appreciate our long-standing partnership with Qatar Airways and their confidence in the 777 Freighters as the backbone of their expansive global air cargo operations.”

    Boeing noted the 777 Freighter was now its top selling freighter. There have been 242 orders since the programme began in 2005. Qatar Airways Cargo also operates two 747-8 Freighters.