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Doha, QATAR – Qatar Airways will this week take part in its first major event of the year, displaying one of its new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft at the Bahrain International Air Show taking place from 16 – 18 January 2014.
On display in Bahrain will be one of the airlines nine new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, capable of flying to any long-haul business or leisure destination worldwide from the airline’s hub in Doha, capital of the State of Qatar.
A long term participant at the show, Qatar Airways anticipates many visitors on board its 787 Dreamliner and looks forward to showcasing its hospitality.
Qatar Airways' aircraft on display during Bahrain Airshow 2012
Bahrain Air Show 2012
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.
The show, which will take place at the Sakhir Air Base in the Kingdom of Bahrain, is expected to be attended by key dignitaries and visitors from the Gulf region and around the world.
Qatar Airways operates the Boeing 787 Dreamliner on many of its routes from Doha, such as Oslo, Stockholm, Zurich, Copenhagen and London.
Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker commented: “We are delighted to display one of our new 787 aircraft in Bahrain, giving people an opportunity to see the aircraft and its impressive features.
"Our 787s provide passengers with a unique travel experience with custom-built comfort features that are the hallmark of our Five Star service across both the Business and Economy cabins."
Qatar Airways´ 787s feature 254 seats - 22 in Business Class in a 1-2-1 configuration and a 232 seating capacity in Economy with a 3-3-3 layout.
Key features include an award-winning iTouch touch control unit, over 1,000 movies, programming and audio entertainment options, an iPort, USB port, remote data outlet, a custom designed culinary offering, plenty of storage space for personal items and more - all available in every seat across both cabin classes.
As part of its aggressive expansion programme, Qatar Airways will launch routes to eight new destinations during 2014. Sharjah (UAE) from March 1; Dubai World Central (UAE) from March 1; Philadelphia (USA) from April 2; Larnaca (Cyprus) from April 29; Sabiha Gokcen Airport (Turkey) from May 22; Edinburgh (Scotland) from May 28; Miami (USA) from June 10 and Dallas/Fort Worth (USA) from July 1.
Qatar Airways currently operates 49 flights each week between Doha and Bahrain.
Notes to Editors:
On October 30, 2013, Qatar Airways joined the oneworld Alliance, becoming the only major 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.