Qatar Airways seeks compensation for Dreamliner delays
The Gulf News reported today that Qatar Airways is in talks with Boeing to seek compensation after the 787's latest delay.
Ali Al Rais, the airline's executive vice-president, commercial, said no new delivery deadline has been set yet. "They already know they have been at fault," he said. "They know that the standard clause will kick in."
Qatar Airways has about 200 aircraft on order including 30 787 Dreamliners.
Boeing pushed back the schedule for its troubled 787 Dreamliner for the fourth time last December, making its new plane almost two years late.
Qatar had originally expected a 12-month delay, but as of yet no new schedule was set.
"We have not banked totally on the 787 and do have an agreement with Airbus ... We will not be hassling our supplier, there is compensation and we are discussing the schedule."
Al Rais declined to say how much the airline would receive in compensation.