By Our Special correspondent. Dubai. 09 November, 2015. Qatar Airways celebrated the arrival of its 25th Boeing Dreamliner at the Dubai Airshow.
The ceremony hosted by Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Akbar Al Baker was attended by Ray Conner, President and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes and the United States Ambassador to the State of Qatar, Dana Shell Smith.
“This is a milestone event for Qatar Airways and Boeing, and we are happy to celebrate with everyone at the Dubai Airshow,” said Al Baker. “Qatar Airways has grown significantly since our first Dreamliner delivery in 2012, when we were the Middle East launch customer of the aircraft. In three short years, we have taken delivery of 25 787s and fly it nearly two million kilometres a week from Doha. This aircraft provides more comfort for our passengers and better efficiency for our airline, and we are thrilled to be the airline with the most Dreamliners in its fleet in the Middle East.”
Qatar Airways’ 25th Dreamliner sports a signature decal on its nose, identifying it as the milestone delivery from Boeing’s Everett facility in Seattle, Washington. This aircraft, officially delivered to the airline in a ceremony in Everett on November 4th, then flew directly to the Dubai Airshow, with a brief stopover in Doha.
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.