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Qatar Airways has embarked on its Boeing 787 European expansion
with the deployment of the Dreamliner on three
additional routes – Munich, Zurich and Frankfurt.
Doha-based carrier has started flying the Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner on the Munich
route four-times-a-week. On Monday, the
first-ever commercial flight of a Boeing 787 to Switzerland
took off with Qatar Airways introducing the Dreamliner on the
Zurich route three-times-a-week.
Beginning 1 February 2013, one
of the double daily services to Frankfurt will be served by a
Boeing 787, while 1 February 2013 also signals an increase of 787 frequency
on the Munich and Zurich routes to daily.
destinations are currently operated with a mixed Airbus fleet.
The addition of the German-speaking cities to the already
established 787 on one of the five daily London Heathrow flights takes to four the number of European routes featuring the
Also starting 1 February, Qatar Airways will
deploy the 787 on all daily flights from Doha to Perth.
Qatar Airways currently operates four
787s, with a further 56 pending delivery. The airline took
delivery of its first Boeing 787 in November.
“As an airline we are
always striving to enhance the passenger experience in the skies
by offering improved connectivity with convenient scheduling and
an all-round new inflight product which makes a significant impact
on travel decisions,” said Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer,
Akbar Al Baker. “In addition to introducing new
routes, we are also relentlessly focused on improving the
passenger experience when travelling with Qatar Airways. This is
why there is so much hype around our Boeing 787 – it offers the
travelling public a second-to-none flying experience straight
through from comfort, to entertainment to gastronomy.”
Qatar Airways’ Dreamliner aircraft features 254 custom-made
seats across its Business and Economy Class cabins with specially
designed interiors, together with an inflight entertainment
system offering over 1,000 audio and video fully interactive
The Business cabin features 22 seats in a
1–2–1 layout while Economy has 232 seats in a 3–3–3 configuration.
One special feature of every seat throughout the aircraft is
the touch screen Android system, where passengers
are able to navigate through the interactive service. 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.
Dreamliner is also the world’s first fully connected 787 with
wireless facilities that enable passengers to be fully connected
with the ground through WIFI and GSM telephony and to send both
text and MMS messages. Each seat is equipped with USB, MP3 and
other charger ports, including laptop power outlets.
Qatar Airways Boeing
787-8 Dreamliner Tour of Economy and Business Class