Qatar Airways posts operating profit of QR3bn-plus in 2016. Qatar Airways has posted a “strong” financial performance in fiscal 2016, registering an operating profit of more than QR3bn, the best ever for the Doha-based airline. The carrier is celebrating a successful year of continued growth achieved in 2016 through strategic network, fleet and partnership expansions. At a time when a number of airlines are downsizing, Qatar Airways continued to see strong growth and inaugurated some 14 new destinations across its global network. It also welcomed as many as 19 new aircraft to its fleet, taking the count to 192, as well as placing a record aircraft order to power future growth.