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Qatar Airways has confirmed that it will launch its first
long-haul Boeing 787 commercial services between Doha to London
Heathrow on 13 December 2012.
The 787 Dreamliner will debut on the
Heathrow route as Doha-based Qatar Airways becomes the first
airline to operate regular scheduled flights to the UK with
Boeing's newest commercial aircraft.
Initially, one of the airline's five daily
flights will be operated with the Boeing 787 – Flight QR 075
departing Doha at 06:25, arriving at London Heathrow at 11:05, with the return flight QR 076 departing London Heathrow at
15:05, arriving in Doha at 00:45 the following day.
Qatar Airways Chief
Akbar Al Baker, said,
“We have already received our second 787 with a further three
to join our fleet by the end of the year. And we won’t stop there.
With more 787s being inducted into the fleet next year, further
route launches and our move to a brand new international airport
in Doha during 2013, we continue to look forward to another year
of exciting developments.”
feature of every seat throughout the aircraft is the
touch screen Android system, where passengers are able to navigate
through a truly interactive service offering more than 1,000
movie, TV programmes, music and gaming entertainment options in a
user friendly way, just like the latest smart
The touch-screen control unit has a unique dual
screen interface allowing passengers to play games on their
handheld device while enjoying a movie on their personal screen.
Passengers can also stay connected through WIFI and GSM telephony, sending both text and MMS messages, with each seat equipped with
USB, MP3 and other charger ports, including laptop power outlets.
Qatar Airways has 254 seats across its 787
Business and Economy Class cabins. Business Class is configured 1–2–1 with 22 seats, while
Economy has 232 seats in a 3–3–3 layout.