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Qatar Airlines retires their final A321-200

According to ch-aviation study, Qatar Airways (QR, Doha Hamad International) withdrew its last A321-200 by the end of 2022 and has since moved the aircraft for conversion into a freighter.

According to Flightradar24 ADS-B data, A7-AID (msn 4530) flew its last revenue flight for Qatar Airways on December 27, 2022, travelling from Sharjah to Doha Hamad Airport. It was carried from Doha to Ostrava on February 3, 2023, returned to Doha on February 13, and then to Toulouse Francazal on February 21 via Bucharest Henri Coanda. The 12.4-year-old aircraft was the last of Qatar Airways’ twelve A321-200s.

The aircraft will re-enter service as a freighter with Spring as one of four A321-200(P2F)s operated on behalf of Yamato Holdings Co., Ltd., a door-to-door delivery company. It already bears signs of Yamato livery. Spring plans to start Yamato operations in April 2024.

Qatar Airlines’ narrowbody fleet now consists entirely of twenty-nine A320-200s, following the retirement of the A321s. The airline plans to add nine B737-8s soon and has 25 B737-10s on order from Boeing, as well as fifty A321-200Ns from Airbus.

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