Qatar airways orders $18 billion worth of Boeing aircraft: source

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The logo of Qatar Airways is pictured at the International Tourism Trade Fair (ITB) in Berlin, Germany, March 9, 2016. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch (Copyright Reuters 2016)

Gulf Carrier Qatar Airways has ordered $18 billion worth of Boeing Co jetliners, according to a person familiar with the matter.

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The order was due to be announced by the airline at a press conference in Washington, D.C., on Friday.

(Reporting by Alwyn Scott and Mike Stone; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)