British Airways Intends To Lease Three Qatar Airways A330s

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A week ago I wrote about how Qatar Airways was willing to lease British Airways some widebody aircraft. British Airways has a fleet of 26 Boeing 787s, though there are some serious issues with the Rolls Royce Trent 1000 engines being used on many of these planes. This has led to operational issues for airlines, as these planes have required further inspections and in some cases replacements. We’re also seeing limitations placed on the routes these planes can fly.

Qatar Airways owns a 20% stake in IAG, so their motivation for leasing to British Airways is twofold: