Doha, QATAR – Qatar Airways has announced that, commencing 31 March, 2014, it will be operating a Boeing 787 Dreamliner alongside its existing fleet of Boeing 777s on its Singapore-Doha sector – the airline’s first route in Southeast Asia to be using the 787 aircraft.
Travellers from Singapore will soon be able to enjoy the unique flying experience of the 787 from the Southeast Asian city-state to the airline’s Doha hub, from which it also operates the same aircraft type to key cities throughout their network, including London, Oslo, Stockholm, Zurich, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Jeddah, Munich, Riyadh, Delhi, Bengaluru, Dubai and Brussels.
A Qatar Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner on display at the Singapore Airshow showcases the fact that as of March 31, Qatar Airways will be operating the 787 on the Doha-Singapore route alongside its existing Boeing 777s, the airline’s first route in Southeast Asia to use the Dreamliner.
Representatives of the media are briefed on details of the new Boeing 787 which Qatar Airways will be using on its Doha-Singapore route as of March 31.
“The introduction of the 787 aircraft to the Singapore-Doha sector, which is an important and strategic route for Qatar Airways, will redefine the in-flight experience for our Singapore-based passengers who travel to Doha and onwards to key destinations in Western Europe and the Americas. Qatar Airways is happy to be the first in the Singapore market to provide this unique offering to passengers,” said Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker.
A Qatar Airways’ 787 aircraft is on static display at the Singapore Airshow from today until Friday, 14 February, 2014, where the airline is exhibiting for the first time.
Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker briefs international representatives of the media at the Singapore Airshow as Qatar Airways showcases its Boeing 787 Dreamliner which will be commencing operations on the Doha-Singapore route alongside the airline’s Boeing 777s as of March 31.
Crowds of visitors throng around the Qatar Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner on display at the Singapore Airshow as Qatar Airways launches the 787 on its Doha-Singapore route, helping redefine passengers’ in-flight experience.
Qatar Airways’ Boeing 787 Dreamliner boasts impressive features such as improved cabin pressure, dimmable windows and a more spacious seating configuration. Qatar Airways’ 787s feature 254 seats – with 22 seats in Business Class in a 1-2-1 configuration that convert into fully flat horizontal beds – and a 232 seating capacity in Economy Class in a 3-3-3 layout.
Qatar Airways’ 787s also feature the award-winning iTouch touch control unit, more than 1,000 movies, programming and audio entertainment options, an iPort, USB port, remote data outlet and luxurious personal cabin storage space – all available to passengers in both Business and Economy classes.
Qatar Airways currently has nine Boeing 787 Dreamliners in its fleet of aircraft, with 51 more on order.
The airline currently operates 14 flights each week between Singapore and the airline’s Doha base, from which it flies to 134 leisure and business destinations worldwide.
QATAR AIRWAYS’ BOEING 787 SINGAPORE SCHEDULES
DOHA – SINGAPORE (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday)
Depart Doha on QR940 at 0045hrs, arrive in Singapore at 1335hrs
DOHA – SINGAPORE (Tuesday, Friday, Saturday)
Depart Doha on QR938 at 0700hrs, arrive in Singapore at 1950hrs
SINGAPORE – DOHA (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday)
Depart Singapore on QR941 at 2120hrs, arrive in Doha at 2355hrs
SINGAPORE – DOHA (Tuesday, Friday, Saturday)
Depart Singapore on QR939 at 2120hrs, arrive in Doha at 2355hrs
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Notes to Editors:
Qatar Airways is the national carrier of the State of Qatar. Currently undergoing rapid expansion, Qatar Airways is one of the fastest growing airlines operating one of the youngest fleets in the world. Now in its 17th year of operations, Qatar Airways has a modern fleet of 129 aircraft flying to 134 key business and leisure destinations across six continents.
On October 30, 2013, Qatar Airways joined the oneworld Alliance, becoming the only Gulf carrier to join a global airline alliance, enabling its customers to benefit from almost a thousand airports in more than 150 countries, with 14,000 daily departures.
Award-winning carrier Qatar Airways was presented with three honours at the annual Skytrax 2013 World Airline Awards held during the Paris Air Show at Le Bourget, France last June. The airline was awarded World’s Best Business Class, World’s Best Business Class Lounge and, for the second consecutive year, Best Airline Staff Service in the Middle East.
During the 2013 Dubai Air Show the airline placed orders for more than 60 new aircraft – a mixture of Boeing 777X and Airbus A330 Freighters. In total the airline has more than 280 aircraft on order worth more than US $50 billion. The airline will move into its new hub and home, Hamad International Airport from early 2014. For more information, visit www.qatarairways.com.