June 17, 2013 / 10:30 AM / 6 years ago

Qatar Airways buys up to nine Boeing 777-300ER

Chief Executive of Qatar Airways Akbar Al Baker laughs during the Arabian Travel Market at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre in Dubai, May 6, 2013. REUTERS/Jumana El Heloueh

PARIS (Reuters) - Qatar Airways has signed an agreement to buy up to nine Boeing (BA.N) 777-300ER aircraft valued at $2.8 billion at list prices, the airline said at the Paris Airshow on Monday.

Two of the aircraft on firm order will be delivered in early 2014, airline Chief Executive Akbar Al-Baker said.

Options for the other seven are likely to be firmed up shortly after, and the delivery schedule will be decided then, he added.

Reporting by Siva Govindasamy; Editing by James Regan

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