Boeing has been striking two cargo deals in the first week of January. Qatar Airways finalized an order for four 777 Freighters on 6 January, while Silk Way West signed an order for three 747-8 Freighters.
Qatar’s deals is worth $1.24 billion, with the airline adding purchase rights for another four planes that might land the total value on almost 2.5 billion. The firm order for four was already announced at the 2014 Farnborough Airshow.
Qatar Airways currently operates a fleet of 37 Boeing 777-300ERs (Extended Range) and 777-200LRs (Longer Range), in addition to seven 777 Freighters.
When finalized, the contract for three 747-8 Freighters of Azerbaijan-based airline Silk Way West will be valued at more than $1.1 billion. Silk Way West currently operates seven Boeing airplanes, including two 767-300 Freighters, three 747-400 Freighters and two 747-8 Freighters.