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Qatar eyes next March for first Boeing 787

Originally published on www.businesstravellerme.com 14/04/2011 - Filed under: News »

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Qatar Airways aims to take delivery of its first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner in March 2012.

The aircraft will be a two-class plane, since the Doha-based airline has announced it plans to discontinue First Class on all its aircraft, except the A380.

"It will have a few amenities that I don’t want to disclose now – but it will be a new concept," said CEO Akbar Al Baker.

With new routes to Venice, Sofia, Calcutta, Oslo and Montreal, and expanded frequencies across its network, Qatar is eager for the Dreamliner to enter service now. It plans to launch another 15 destinations in the next year.

Qatar Airways placed a firm order for 30 Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners, together with 30 options, in November 2007, which will form the core of its regional and medium-haul fleet in the next 10 years.

The airline recently received its 25th B777 aircraft.

Report by Dominic Ellis

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felixmiller - 08/06/2011 04:25

A new political fight over unions has started, with a brand-new Boeing center in SC for building 787s, or the “Dreamliner” as the aircraft has been nicknamed There's a somewhat difficult history in between Boeing and unions. Structured labor sees the brand-new facility as a slap in the face. The proof is here: Politicians wade into squabble between Boeing and unions, newsytype.com.

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