Qatar Airways yesterday announced an order for six Boeing 777 aircraft valued at $1.7bn. The announcement was made at a press conference on the opening day of the Paris Air Show. being held at Le Bourget near the French capital. Qatar Airways' Boeing fleet stands at 25 aircraft - 15 of the 777-300ERs, eight Boeing 777-200 Long Range aircraft and two 777 freighters. The airline's current fleet size is a mix of 98 Boeing, Airbus and Bombardier aircraft.