The carrier’s first long-haul 787 Australian commercial service will begin on Februrary 1, connecting passengers from Perth to Doha. Qatar’s CEO, Akbar Al Baker, said passengers travelling to and from Australia would have the opportunity to travel on one of the most sophisticated, spacious and comfortable aircraft in the skies today. He said: “Our Perth route was launched in July with three flights a week, but we stepped up capacity at the beginning of this month to daily and soon we will deploy our new 787 on the route which demonstrates the confidence we have in this relatively new market for us. “From Perth, passengers are able to easily connect via Doha to more 80 destinations worldwide, including more than 30 in Europe such as London Heathrow, which from will this week will see Qatar Airways flying a 787 on one of its five daily flights. “From February, we will be able to offer the UK and western Australian markets a single 787 product all the way, giving our passengers a whole new long-haul experience on the world's newest aircraft.” Qatar Airways took delivery of the first of 60 Dreamliners last month with the third 787 joining Qatar Airways’ fleet just days ago. With more 787s due to be inducted into the fleet next year, the airline is promising more new routes in 2013.
Gravity always wins!
I would like to know whether travelling in dreamliner is safe at the moment with all news coming in the recent time...Please reply me
Worries about the Boeing 787’s safety arose in early January, when one of the batteries inside an empty Japan Airlines Dreamliner in Boston caught on fire. Shortly afterward, another battery, this time on an All Nippon Airlines 787 started smoldering during a flight, leading to an emergency landing. These two incidents initiated the grounding of all 50 Dreamliners in operation around the world. The investigation of what went wrong and how it will be fixed is ongoing, I hope a solution comes fast.I can at least give you an answer to your question, and it’s “yes.” I’ll absolutely be willing to fly in the Dreamliner once it’s back up and running. I trust that Boeing, the airlines, and the FAA will all be meticulous in ensuring its safety before passengers are let on board again.