Qatar Airways today loaded the Boeing 787-8 into GDS systems for the QR75/QR76 Doha – London Heathrow rotation commencing 13th December 2012. This flight is currently operated by a mix of Boeing 777-200LRs and Boeing 777-300ERs and thus represents a significant downgauge, especially in the Business Class cabin which reduces from 42 to 22 seats per flight. The service will be the first regular scheduled B787 operation at London Heathrow.
Qatar Airways B787-8 A7-BCL entered service this morning operating QR132 Doha – Kuwait.
Qatar Airways Boeing 787-8 A7-BCK made its first flight from Paine Field today as BOE462.
Qatar Airways Boeing 787-8 A7-BCL departed Victorville on delivery to Doha this afternoon as QR3787. This is the second B787-8 to join the fleet and will allow B787-8 services to to commence on the Doha – Kuwait route as the airline increases crew familiarisation.
Qatar Airways Boeing 787-8 A7-BCA positioned Paine Field – Victorville this morning as QR999 for the in flight entertainment and internet system to be fitted.
Qatar Airways began operations of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner today when Boeing 787-8 A7-BCB entered service operating QF106 Doha – Dubai. The type is expected be restricted to the Doha – Dubai route for several weeks in order for crew to gain as much operational experience as possible as quickly as possible.
Qatar Airways Boeing 787-8 A7-BCB departed Boeing Field this afternoon on delivery direct to Doha as QR3787. The aircraft will enter service from 20th November on the Doha – Dubai route where it will operate up to four rotations per day in order to maximise crew familiarisation.
Qatar Airways Boeing 787-8 A7-BCL was delivered today and routed Paine Field – Victorville as QR999 where the IFE system will be fitted.
Qatar Airways Boeing 787-8 A7-BCB positioned Victorville – Boeing Field this afternoon as QR999.