Qatar Airways has celebrated yet another milestone with the launch of long-haul Boeing 787 Dreamliner services from Doha to London Heathrow. With the inaugural flight on December 13, Qatar Airways became the first airline to offer regular scheduled flights with the next generation aircraft to and from the UK.
One of the airline’s five daily flights on the Doha – Heathrow route is being operated with the Boeing 787. Flight QR 075 departs Doha at 0625 hrs, arriving at London Heathrow at 1105 hrs, with the return flight QR 076 departing London at 1505 hrs, arriving in Doha at 0045 hrs the following day.
From February 1, passengers from the UK will have an opportunity to fly on one of the most spacious and comfortable aircraft in the skies to Perth all the way on a 787 with a short connection in Doha, when Qatar Airways’ Dreamliner becomes the first carrier to operate regular scheduled flights to Australia.
Over the next few weeks and months, Qatar Airways will launch services to a diverse portfolio of new routes, including Gassim, Saudi Arabia (7 January 2013); Najaf, Iraq (January 23); Phnom Penh, Cambodia (February 20); Chengdu, China (March 19); Chicago, USA (April 10); and Salalah, Oman (May 22).
Qatar Airways currently has orders worth over US$50 billion for more than 250 aircraft, including Boeing 787s, 777s, Airbus A350s, A380s and A320 Family of aircraft.