Qatar Airways’ Fleet In 2020: Which Planes Are Flying? - Simple Flying


Qatar Airways is committed to running a sustainable operation as it rebuilds its network this year following the downturn in passenger activity. Therefore, the Doha-based carrier is utilizing its full fleet of 30 Boeing 787 and 49 Airbus A350 while grounding its 10 Airbus A380 jets due to environmental and commercial reasons.

Qatar Airways A350
Qatar Airways is focusing on efficiency with its fleet. Photo: Qatar Airways

Environmental standards

The global health crisis has rocked the aviation industry, with worldwide travel restrictions changing the way that airlines operate. However, as Qatar Airways rebuilds this year, it is keen to maintain environmental standards.

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The company is the first airline in the Middle East and just the fifth worldwide to secure accreditation to the highest level in the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Environmental Assessment program. So, the grounding of the A380 naturally supports the carrier’s vision as its fleet of A350 aircraft consumed 20 tons of CO2 less per block hour on certain routes compared to the superjumbo.

A350 Qatar Interior
Despite being smaller than the A380, there is still plenty of space on the A350. Photo: Qatar Airways

A word from the chief

In a press release, Qatar Airways Group CEO Akbar Al Baker spoke about how his firm has a strong record