Qatar Airways (QR, Doha Hamad Int'l) has placed a firm order for twenty-five B737-10s with a further 25 options, reviving a deal initially signed in January 2022.

The announcement made during the Farnborough Air Show is firm and no longer subject to finalisation.

Qatar Airways' history with the B737 MAX dates back to 2018, when the carrier started leasing B737-8s on behalf of Air Italy, in which it indirectly held a 49% stake. It had planned to add at least twenty MAX 8s, mostly but not exclusively for Air Italy. These plans were suspended after the grounding of the type in March 2019 and later cancelled once Air Italy went out of business in early 2020. Qatar Airways then said it had no need for the B737 MAX in its own fleet.

The situation changed once Airbus unilaterally cancelled the carrier's order for fifty A321-200neo in relation to the ongoing legal battle concerning the airworthiness of Qatar's A350s. This left Qatar Airways with no new-generation narrowbodies on order. The airline signed a non-binding commitment for up to fifty B737-10s in January, which subsequently lapsed but has now been revived as a firm order.