Qatar Airways and Airbus announce date of delivery of first A350 XWB

Qatar Airways and Airbus announced the highly anticipated date of the official delivery of the first of its 80 Airbus A350 XWB aircraft on order, set to take place in Toulouse, France, on Saturday December 13th. The A350 XWB is a family of mid-sized wide-body airliners designed to enhance fuel, operating costs and environmental efficiencies during medium-to-long haul airline operations and features the very latest in aerodynamics, design and advanced technologies. The first commercial service will be deployed on the Doha-Frankfurt route from January 2015. Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “The delivery of our first A350 XWB aircraft, as global launch customer, is a highly anticipated event in the relatively young history of Qatar Airways and the second significant fleet milestone for our airline in almost as many months, having recently taken delivery of the first three of our A380 aircraft.

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