Qatar Airways has begun commercial services of its brand new Boeing 787 aircraft with Doha–Dubai becoming the debut route for the Dreamliner.
The state-of-the-art aircraft is being deployed on four daily rotations between the two cities marking a new era for Middle East aviation as Qatar Airways is the Boeing 787 launch customer in the region.
Flight QR 106 took off from Doha International Airport at 08:00 hrs for the one hour journey to Dubai.
Qatar Airways’ newest addition to its fleet heralds the start of an exciting new era for travellers worldwide with unparalled levels of comfort and luxury onboard Boeing’s next generation aircraft.
The 787 services to and from the UAE will target peak travel times in a combination of morning, afternoon and night flights to Dubai.
The new operation comes less than a week after the aircraft’s delivery flight from Seattle to Doha, , where it has since spent a few days positioned at Doha International Airport giving staff an opportunity to tour the aircraft before it enters commercial service.
Qatar Airways has orders for 60 Dreamliners.
The next four 787s are due to join the fleet by the end of December.