Qatar Airways resumes flights with 787 Dreamliner from 1 in May
Qatar Airways has announced that it will resume commercial flights with aircraft NEVER Dreamliner from 1 May. Will be the second air operator after Ethiopian Airlines has started commercial flights with 787 since April 27.
For starters, 787 Qatar Airways aircraft will be used on the route Doha - Dubai and will honor 4 daily flights following the following schedule:
QR102 DOH 01:10 - 03:20 DXB 788 D
QR100 DOH 07:05 - 09:15 DXB 788 D
QR116 DOH 13:15 - 15:25 DXB 788 D
QR118 DOH 19:15 - 21:25 DXB 788 D
QR103 DXB 05:30 - 05:35 DOH 788 D
QR101 DXB 11:35 - 11:40 DOH 788 D
QR117 DXB 16:55 - 17:00 DOH 788 D
QR119 DXB 22:40 - 22:40 DOH 788 D
QR102 / 103 flights will be operated with Boeing 787 from 3 May to 2013.
From 8 May, the frequency will increase to 6 daily flights, and from 15 this will reach 7 daily flights. I consider this action as a test part. 787 Dreamliner aircraft are for medium and long flights, but more airline operators want to take short flight tests. ANA intends to operate 230 on non-passenger flights until it introduces the 787 on commercial flights.
Qatar Airways will also introduce 787 Dreamliner aircraft on European flights, following the following program:
Doha - Frankfurt - daily from May 26, 2013, twice a day from June 1
Doha - London Heathrow - daily flights (QR075 / 076) from May 15, 2013
Doha - Zurich - daily from June 1
Doha - Munich - daily flight (QR009 / 010) from May 20, 11 weekly from June 1, 2013, 14 weekly flights from October 2, 2013.
It is not excluded to see other changes in the operational program. Currently, Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft are doing very well with the new batteries.