Qatar Airways, on Wednesday, welcomed its first Boeing 777-9 aircraft in Doha. The Boeing 777-9 is an ultra-modern and fuel-efficient jet. To welcome the aircraft, a lot of VIP guests joined Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr Akbar Al Baker. Note that the aircraft won’t be on service right away. It will return to Boeing’s Field in Seattle so that its testing process can continue.
The aircraft, which is anticipated to join the award-winning airline’s fleet in the near future, will be the world’s largest and most efficient twin-engine jet, delivering 20% lower fuel consumption and emissions than previous generation aircraft. Key technologies enabling this efficiency are its new carbon-fibre composite wing, new engines and natural laminar flow nacelles.
The 777-9 builds on the passenger-preferred and market-leading 777 and 787 Dreamliner families to deliver the flight experience of the future. Passengers and crew alike will enjoy a more comfortable cabin altitude, better humidity, a smoother ride, a wider cabin, larger windows and spacious architecture.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr Akbar Al Baker, said: “It was back in 2013 that Qatar Airways Group initially announced its planned investment in Boeing’s latest-generation aircraft.
“After visiting the Boeing factory in Everett, Washington in September 2018, we had the opportunity to view the 777-9 up close in person, but today marks the first chance for the airline and our esteemed VIP guests to witness our significant commitment to this incredible aircraft here in Qatar as it arrives for the first time.