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EXCLUSIVE-Boeing offers new 777X freighter as Qatar eyes order, airline says

ST PETERSBURG, Russia, June 3 (Reuters) - Qatar Airways is weighing a multibillion-dollar investment with a potential order for 30 or more freighters, attracting interest from Boeing , which has begun offering a freight version of its future 777X jetliner, the airline’s chief executive said.

In April, the Gulf carrier said it was interested in a 777X freighter but had not been told by Boeing of any plans to launch one. But speaking to Reuters on Thursday, Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker said a cargo 777X was now on the table as the airline ponders a freighter order from Boeing or Airbus.

Boeing was not immediately available for comment. (Reporting by Ekaterina Golubkova, Gleb Stolyarov in St Petersburg, Editing by Tim Hepher and David Evans)

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