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I am nearly eight destinations behind schedule because of delays in aircraft deliveries.
AdvertisementBERLIN, March 8 (Reuters) – Qatar Airways will not take delivery of any Airbus A320neo aircraft this year as it looks to change its order to larger A321neos, Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker said on Wednesday.The Gulf carrier has refused to take delivery of Airbus A320neos since December 2015, initially after performance issues with the aircraft’s new engines.
“I have to scream at Airbus to get my planes faster.
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I hope this will be resolved during this year,” Al Baker told reporters at the ITB travel fair in Berlin.Qatar Airways is around 10 aircraft short on deliveries from Airbus at present, including A320neos and wide body A350s, he said.The Gulf carrier wants to change its order for 50 A320neo family jets, which includes A319, A320 and A321 versions, to take only the larger A321neos.Asked to comment, an Airbus spokesman said, “We are working with our customers to deliver aircraft to their full satisfaction.
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The Gulf carrier has refused to take deliveries of Airbus A320neos since December 2015 over performance issues with the aircraft’s engines.
Qatar Airways is around 10 aircraft short from Airbus at present, including A320neos and wide body A350s, he said.
BERLIN, March 8 Qatar Airways will not receive any Airbus A320neo jets this year as it looks to upgrade its order to larger models, the airline’s chief executive Akbar Al Baker said on Wednesday.
I am nearly 8 destinations behind schedule because of delays in aircraft deliveries.
I hope this will be resolved during this year,” Al Baker told reporters in Berlin.
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Qatar Airways says will not exercise option on three A380s
REUTERS/Pascal RossignolBERLIN Qatar Airways will not exercise an option for three A380 (AIR.PA) super jumbos, the carrier’s chief executive said on Wednesday.
Qatar Airways is due to receive its eighth and ninth A380 this year and one more next year.
A Qatar Airways crew member presents the business class seats of an Airbus A380 aircraft during the 51st Paris Air Show at Le Bourget airport near Paris June 17, 2015.
“We only need 10 A380s,” Akbar Al Baker told journalists on the sidelines of the ITB travel fair in Berlin, adding that the carrier also has a large number of A350 widebody planes on order.
(Reporting by Victoria Bryan; Editing by Christoph Steitz)