Boeing kicks off Paris Air Show aircraft sales with order for six 777-300ER jumbo jets fro Qatar Airways
PARIS, 20 June 2011. Aircraft sales at the Paris Air Show got off to a nice start this morning in Le Bourget, France, as the Boeing Co. Commercial Airplanes segment in Seattle announced an order from Qatar Airways in Doha, Qatar for six 777-300ER jumbo passenger jets for $1.7 billion at list prices. Qatar Airways operates eight ultra-long range Boeing 777-200LR long-range passenger jets today, as well as 15 777-300ERs and two long-range 777 freighters.
The Boeing 777 twin-engine widebody jet family can fly point-to-point nonstop to bypass crowded and busy hub airports, Boeing officials say. This order was previously accounted for on Boeing's Orders and Deliveries website as unidentified in 2011.