January 27, 2018 / 7:58 AM / 6 months ago

Qatar Airways' first Airbus A350-1000 to be delivered Feb 15-20 - CEO

DOHA, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Qatar Airways expects to receive its first Airbus A350-1000 jet between Feb. 15 and Feb. 20, the Middle East airline’s chief executive said on Saturday.

Qatar Airways is the launch customer of Europe’s largest twin-engined passenger jet. It was originally scheduled to receive its first of 37 on order last year.

Chief Executive Akbar al-Baker also told reporters in Doha he expected to take delivery of four A350-1000s this year. (Reporting by Hadeeel Al Sayegh Writing by Alexander Cornwell; Editing by Mark Potter)

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