Qatar Airways, which is the launch customer of the Airbus A350 XWB, will receive first of the fuel efficient, mid-sized wide-body airliner later this year and nine more in 2015, Group CEO Akbar al-Baker has said.
“Once Airbus ramps up production we will receive larger numbers of Airbus A350 a year. It will be more than one aircraft a month, starting from 2016. After which we will receive more than two aircraft a month. In 2017, we will start receiving the stretched version A350-1000, for which we are also the launch customer” al-Baker said.