Qatar Airways (QR) has ordered five (5) additional Boeing 777 freighters. The order is valued at US$1.8 billion. The 5 additional aircraft will increase the carrier’s fleet by 20%. Qatar Airways currently operates 23 freighters (including 16 B777Fs) and its air cargo operations cover more than 60 worldwide destinations. The Boeing 777 freighter is the world’s largest and most capable twin-engine freighter. It can fly 4,970 nautical miles (9,200 kilometres) with a payload of 224,900 lbs (102,010 kilogrammes).