Qatar Airways’ first Boeing 747-8 freighter lands in Doha

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Qatar Airways’ first Boeing 747-8 freighter landed at Hamad International Airport, the airline said yesterday.

Qatar Airways’ first Boeing 747-8 freighter landed at Hamad International Airport, the airline said yesterday. The 747-8 freighter was formally delivered to Qatar Airways at an event held at Boeing’s production facility in Everett, Washington on September 25. Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar al-Baker, Boeing vice-chairman Raymond Connor, and Boeing Commercial Airplanes chief executive officer Kevin McAllister were among the dignitaries present.  The 747-8 freighter gives cargo operators the lowest operating costs and best economics of any large freighter airplane while providing enhanced environmental performance. It is optimised to provide greater revenue cargo-carrying capability than the 747-400, offering 16% more cargo volume while keeping its unique nose door.