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Qatar Airways Resumes Boeing 787 Dreamliner Flights

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[HD videos below] Qatar Airways has resumed its Boeing 787 services after a worldwide grounding of the aircraft in January.

The airlines first Boeing 787 to be redeployed operated flight QR116 from Doha to Dubai on Wednesday.

The airlines fleet of five Dreamliners was grounded earlier this year following a directive from both the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the United States and Qatars Civil Aviation Authority.

Im thrilled that our Dreamliner fleet is back in the skies, providing our passengers with an unparalleled level of service and comfort, said Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer, Akbar Al Baker. After a setback that not only affected our own worldwide operations, but those of many carriers worldwide, we look forward to now deploying the Dreamliner on other key routes over the coming weeks ... Throughout the grounding of our fleet we have worked closely with Boeing to monitor the situation and work towards getting our fleet up and running again. Safety has always been the number one priority for Qatar Airways and I have full confidence in the safety and security of this aircraft.

Qatar Airways currently flies a fleet of 123 aircraft to 126 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and the Americas.

Over the next few weeks and months, Qatar Airways will launch scheduled flights to a diverse portfolio of new routes, including Salalah, Oman (22 May); Basra, Iraq (3 June); Sulaymaniyah, Iraq (20 August); and Chengdu, China (3 September).

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