Qatar Airways Displays its Newly Delivered Boeing 787 Dreamliner Aircraft at the Paris Air Show
Sunday, 16 June 2013
PARIS, Qatar Airways will take part in the 50th International Paris Air Show with its newest Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.

The Doha-based airline took delivery of the sixth Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft this morning from its direct flight from Seattle to the show venue Le Bourget.

Organised by the Salon International de l'Aeronautique et de l'Espace (SIAE), the Paris Air Show is from June 17-23 having over 2,000 exhibitors from some 40 countries. 

Qatar Airways’ first dispaled  its Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft during Farnborough Air Show in Hampshire, UK in July last year, it isconsidered the Boeing 787 aircraft Middle East launch customer.

Qatar Airways has a fleet of 125 aircraft to 128 destinations across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and the Americas. Qatar Airways’ Boeing 787 aircraft has 254 seats – 22 in business class and a 232 seating capacity in economy.

Akbar Al Baker Qatar Airways' chief executive officer said: “We are absolutely delighted to have our brand new 787 fly into Le Bourget direct from Boeing’s assembly plant in Seattle for what promises to be yet another exciting Paris Air Show. 
“The 787 has created new benchmarks in comfort and space, with revolutionary seat design as well as key state-of-the-art features, and we look forward to showcasing this aircraft to visitors from around the world. 

“Our 787s provide passengers with a travel experience quite unlike any other with custom-built comfort features that are the hallmark of our Five Star service across both the Business and Economy cabins.”

Qatar Airways launched this year six destinations – Gassim (Saudi Arabia), Najaf (Iraq), Phnom Penh (Cambodia), Chicago (USA), Salalah (Oman) and Basra (Iraq). 

During the next few months, the Doha based airline will launch other destinations to Sulaymaniyah, Iraq (August 20), Chengdu, China (September 3), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (September 18), Clark International Airport, Philippines (October 28) and Philadelphia, USA (2 April 2014).