Qatar Airways Dreamliner flies to Kuwait
Doha, November 27, 2012
Qatar Airways yesterday expanded the commercial services of its brand new Boeing 787 aircraft with the Doha – Kuwait route becoming the Dreamliner’s second destination.
The state-of-the-art aircraft is being deployed on three daily rotations between the two cities. Qatar Airways is the Boeing 787 launch customer in the region.
The 787 services to and from Kuwait will target peak travel times in a combination of morning, afternoon and night flights to Kuwait, said the airline.
The new operation comes less than two weeks after the aircraft’s delivery flight from Seattle to Doha. Preceding the Kuwait Dreamliner operation, the airline began the Doha – Dubai services on November 20, the aircraft’s maiden route.
Qatar Airways has orders for 60 Dreamliners, with the next four 787s due to join the fleet by the end of December.
Qatar Airways chief executive officer Akbar Al Baker said the commercial route marked yet another exciting achievement for the award-winning airline.
“Kuwait is one of our high-traffic Gulf routes and we felt it important to provide our passengers with an opportunity to experience the comforts of our new plane before it begins long-haul commercial services.
“With this launch we reaffirm our continued commitment to challenge and lead the aviation industry, redefining the passenger experience as we deliver a truly five-star offering to travellers around the world,” he said.
Following the 787s’ welcome into commercial service across Middle Eastern skies, it will then spread its wings on one of the airline’s five daily flights to London Heathrow. As more 787s join the fleet over the course of the next few weeks, the aircraft will be inducted on other long-haul routes including Zurich, Frankfurt and Delhi, the airline said.
Qatar Airways has 254 custom-made seats across its 787 Business and Economy Class cabins with specially designed interiors, together with a unique inflight entertainment system offering over 1,000 audio and video programming options. Its Dreamliners are also the world’s first fully connected 787s with wireless facilities for passengers to remain in touch with their friends and loved ones on the ground.
A striking feature of every seat throughout the aircraft is the award-winning touch screen Android system, where passengers are able to navigate through a truly interactive service offering more than 1,000 movie, TV programmes, music and gaming entertainment options in a sophisticated and user friendly way, just like the latest smart phones.
In addition, dynamic mood lighting and the composite design of the Dreamliner with lighter materials, will ensure passengers are less fatigued and more refreshed as the cabin pressure is 2,000 feet closer to ground level with an air purification system that is cleaner and healthier than many other aircraft, it said. – TradeArabia News Service