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Qatar Airways today announced an order for two Boeing 777 Freighters at the 2011 Dubai Airshow valued at $560 million at current list prices. The airplanes will increase the airline's 777 freighter fleet to eight when delivered. "As we accelerate efforts to boost our global cargo network, we are expanding our fleet with airplanes like the Boeing 777 Freighter that allow us to deliver cargo further and more efficiently than ever before," said the carrier's CEO, Akbar Al Baker. Qatar Airways currently operates 28 Boeing 777s of various types, including 16 777-300ERs (extended range), three 777 Freighters and nine 777-200LRs.