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Qatar Airways to Operate Boeing 787 Dreamliner on Perth Route

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[HD videos below] Just months after commencing flights to Perth, Qatar Airways is set to be the worlds first airline to operate scheduled Boeing 787 flights to and from Australia early next year.

Qatar Airways' first long-haul Boeing 787 Australian commercial service will begin operations on 1 February 2013, connecting passengers from Perth to Doha and onwards to many destinations including London Heathrow which this week will have a 787 on the route.

"Our Perth route was launched in July with three flights a week, but we stepped up capacity at the beginning of this month to daily and soon we will deploy our new 787 on the route which demonstrates the confidence we have in this relatively new market for us," said Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer, Akbar Al Baker. "From Perth, passengers are able to easily connect via Doha to more 80 destinations worldwide, including over 30 in Europe such as London Heathrow which from will this week will see Qatar Airways flying a 787 on one of its five daily flights."

Qatar Airways took delivery of the first of 60 Dreamliners last month with the third 787 joining Qatar Airways' fleet just days ago.

Qatar Airways has 254 custom-made seats across its 787 Business and Economy Class cabins with specially designed interiors. Business Class is configured 121 with 22 seats, while Economy has 232 seats in a 333 layout.

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