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QATAR AIRWAYS SETS PRECEDENT INTRODUCING FIRST BOEING 787 DREAMLINER TO AUSTRIA

Award-winning Premium Airline Commences B787 Service to Capital Vienna

01 Sep 2014

VIENNA, Austria – Qatar Airways, the award-winning five-star airline, has introduced its Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft to the Vienna route, starting September 1, 2014.

The increase in demand in the region and the airline’s steadfast commitment to the Austrian market has resulted in the introduction of the state-of-the-art Dreamliner onto the Vienna-Doha route bringing an additional capacity of 92% per week compared to the current A320.

Qatar Airways is the first airline to commence with a scheduled 787 Dreamliner service to Vienna. “After 10 years of operating to Vienna, we are delighted to introduce our flagship aircraft, the 787 Dreamliner, which will not only offer an increase in capacity to the route but will also redefine the in-flight experience of our passengers travelling to Doha and beyond,” said Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Officer, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker.

“Passengers from Austria can now fly to more than 140 destinations worldwide with Qatar Airways via the world-class Hamad International Airport in Doha.”

Qatar Airways has 254 custom-made seats across its 787 Business and Economy Class cabins with specially designed interiors. Business Class is configured in a 1–2–1 set-up with 22 seats, while Economy has a 232 seating capacity in a 3–3–3 layout. All seats in Business Class are fully reclinable.

The airline’s 787s are the world’s first fully connected Dreamliners with wireless facilities for passengers to remain in touch with friends and colleagues on the ground through the internet and SMS mobile texting across both Business and Economy cabins. The 787 Dreamliners complement the ultra-luxurious customer service and experience that Qatar Airways delivers to its passengers.

“The first landing of the Qatar Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner today marks a highlight in the development of Vienna Airport. With this, one of the most modern aircraft in the world is now flying a regular service to Vienna. This capacity increase of Qatar Airways strengthens the role of Vienna Airport as a gateway to the Middle East,” says Mag. Julian Jäger, Member of the Management Board of Flughafen Wien AG.

Qatar Airways operates daily flights from Vienna connecting via Doha to popular cities in the Middle East, Asia Pacific, Africa, North America and South America. The airline has seen rapid growth in just 17 years of operation, to the point where today it is flying a modern fleet of 135 aircraft to 144 key business and leisure destinations across the globe.

Hamad International Airport in Doha, the world’s newest aviation hub, is a state-of-the-art world-class facility that sets new airport benchmarks and redefines the passenger and transit experience.

Positioned at the edge of the Arabian Gulf, Hamad International Airport’s tranquil waterside setting provides a perfect backdrop for its stylish architectural elements, underpinned by advanced airport systems. It features two runways, among the longest in the world, a state-of-the-art air traffic control tower, a stunning passenger terminal with an initial design capacity of 30 million passengers per year and, over 40,000 square meters of combined retail, food and beverage facilities.

QATAR AIRWAYS BOEING 787 VIENNA SCHEDULES

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays

Depart Vienna QR184 at 16:15hrs, arrive Doha at 22:35 hrs
Depart Doha QR183 at 08:35 hrs, arrive Vienna at 13:25 hrs

Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays

Depart Vienna QR182 at 11:45 hrs, arrive Doha at 18:05 hrs
Depart Doha QR181 at 01:50 hrs, arrive Vienna at 06:40 hrs

 

For Images: https://www.flickr.com/photos/qatarairways/sets/72157647048419356/

Notes to Editors:

On October 30, 2013, Qatar Airways joined the oneworld Alliance, becoming the first Gulf carrier to join a global airline alliance, enabling its customers to benefit from almost 1,000 airports in more than 150 countries, with 14,250 daily departures.

Award-winning carrier Qatar Airways was presented with three honours at the annual Skytrax 2014 World Airline Awards held during the Farnborough Air Show in the UK. The airline was awarded World’s Best Business Class for the second year consecutively, World’s Best Business Class Airline Lounge for the second year consecutively and, Best Airline in the Middle East for the eighth time.

At the Farnborough Air Show, the airline placed an order for 100 Boeing 777X aircraft, taking Qatar Airways’ orders to more than 340 aircraft with a value of US $70 billion. For more information, visit our homepage www.qatarairways.com or our sites on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, and YouTube.

For Qatar Airways corporate images, please click here: http://www.qatarairways.com/corporateimages

For further information contact:
Qatar Airways Group, Corporate Communications Department
Tel: +974 40222072, Fax: +974 40225350
E-mail: qrmedia@qatarairways.com.qa
Website: www.qatarairways.com