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Qatar Airways to operate in India? Firms up order for 20 Boeing 737 jets

Al Baker also said the CSeries jet by Bombardier could fit for the domestic Indian carrier

Reuters  |  Paris 

Qatar Airways has firmed up an order for 20 Boeing 737 MAX jets and is awaiting the outcome of possible expansion in Italy and India before deciding whether to exercise further options, the carrier's CEO said on Monday. Qatar Airways signed a letter of intent for up to 60 narrowbody 737 MAX 8 jets, worth $6.9 billion at list prices, last year. "We have another 40 options and purchase rights, which we could exercise depending on the way forward with both Meridiana and our Indian carrier," Akbar Al Baker told journalists at the Paris Airshow on Monday. Qatar ...

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First Published: Mon, June 19 2017. 20:57 IST