Qatar Airways is weighing up plans to order more Airbus A380 superjumbos, according to chief executive Akbar Al Baker.
The first of its five A380s is due for delivery in 2012, by which time Qatar’s capital Doha will have a new airport capable of handling the double decker aircraft, which can carry more than 800 passengers.
“We have five A380s on order. Definitely, we will consider increasing this order,” said Al Baker.
He declined to say how many more A380s might be added to the existing order.
The Gulf carrier is one of the world’s fastest growing airlines, expanding its fleet from four to 94 aircraft in 13 years, and with orders for 200 more from Airbus and Boeing worth $40 billion.
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