Qatar Airways has resumed Boeing 787 Dreamliner services from London Heathrow after a worldwide grounding of the aircraft in January.
The Doha-based carrier was the first to launch the Boeing 787 Dreamliner service from the UK in December, and today’s return to service means it remains the only airline in the world to operate scheduled 787 flights to and from the United Kingdom.
Landing at London Heathrow today at 11:19, QR075 was the airline’s first Boeing 787 to resume flights to the capital.
The aircraft returned to Doha a few hours later as flight QR076, one of the airline’s five daily services between the UK and the State of Qatar.
The first of the airline’s five Boeing 787 Dreamliners returned to service on the Doha – Dubai route on May 1st.
The airline will be gradually phasing in Boeing 787 flights over the next few weeks on long-haul routes such as Munich, Frankfurt and Zurich.
Qatar Airways chief executive, Akbar Al Baker, said: “The Doha – Heathrow route is one of our most popular international routes, and so I’m thrilled that our Dreamliners are back in the skies, providing our passengers with an unparalleled level of service and comfort to and from the UK.
“I have always hailed the Dreamliner as the state-of-the-art aircraft destined to change the way people travel.
“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.”