Qatar Airways has decided to take over the pending leases from Air Lease Corportation (ALC) and AerCap for seven new Boeing 737-8 MAX 8s that were previously destined for S7 Airlines.
Qatar Airways becomes a new operator of the type.
Qatar Airways is expanding its short-haul operations.
In addition, in July 2022 Qatar and Boeing finalized an order for 25 737-10 MAX 10 airplanes.
S7 Airlines was unable to take delivery of the new airliners due to sanctions against Russian carriers due to the illegal invasion by Russia of Ukraine.
The first aircraft has been painted in Portland, OR and is now pending delivery to Qatar Airways.
Top Copyright Photo: Qatar Airways Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 A7-BSC (msn 43329) PAE (Brian Worthington). Image: 960386.
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