Qatar Airways (Doha) took delivery of its 24th and 25th Boeing 787 Dreamliners yesterday (November 4) in a ceremony at Boeing’s production facility in Everett, Washington.
As the Middle East launch customer for the Boeing 787, Qatar Airways received its first Dreamliner in November 2012. Since then the airline has continued to expand as one of the world’s fastest growing airlines and it now flies to more than 150 destinations, with its fleet of Dreamliners serving 30 of those global destinations, including Amsterdam, Casablanca, Cape Town, Rome, and Tokyo Haneda.
Qatar Airways will fly its 25th Dreamliner directly to its home in Doha, the State of Qatar, and then on to the Dubai Airshow where it will be on display.
Qatar Airways 787 has 254 custom-made seats across its Business and Economy Class cabins with specially designed interiors. Business Class is configured 1–2–1 with 22 seats, while Economy has 232 seats 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 the Business and Economy cabins.
Top Photo: Qatar Airways. Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner A7-BCY (msn 38343) carries a special “25th 787 Dreamliner” emblem. Celebrating the official handover to Qatar Airways of its 24th and 25th B787 Dreamliner in Seattle are, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker (second from right) and Boeing Commercial President and CEO Ray Conner.
Below Photo: Qatar Airways. Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners A7-BCX (msn 38342) and A7-BCY together at the dual-delivery ceremony.