15 January 2015

Milestone: A350 first commercial flight. Qatar Airways.

Qatar Airways has commenced the first commercial operation with the A350 XWB departing from Doha to Frankfurt. 

The A350 MSN6 (A7-ALA) is operating as flight QR67 and left the Qatari capital at around 08:00, arriving Frankfurt at 12:30. 
Airbus CEO Mr. Bregier was on board this first A350 commercial flight.

Its departure for the return service – flight QR68 – has been done on time (15:25h) arriving at Doha as planned.

Speaking at the delivery ceremony in Toulouse, Qatar Airways group chief executive Akbar Al Baker revealed that the Oneworld carrier expects to take delivery of 8 more  aircraft during 2015 and will gradually deploy the twinjet across the network, to other European destinations as well as to points in "the Far East, the Indian subcontinent and ultra-long-haul flights to the eastern seaboard of the USA".

All pictures Source Hetfield&Hammett

Based on the article "Qatar A350 inaugural arrives in Frankfurt" published in FlightGlobal.

1 comment:

  1. Great moment for Qatar airways!! The A350 XWB features advanced aerodynamics, lightweight materials and aircraft systems.This Airbus has handed over the aeroplane to Qatar Airways at a ceremony at its headquarters in Toulouse, France.