Doha, QATAR – Qatar Airways will this week take part in its first major event of the year, displaying one of its new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft at the Bahrain International Air Show taking place from 16 – 18 January 2014.
On display in Bahrain will be one of the airlines nine new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, capable of flying to any long-haul business or leisure destination worldwide from the airline’s hub in Doha, capital of the State of Qatar.
A long term participant at the show, Qatar Airways anticipates many visitors on board its 787 Dreamliner and looks forward to showcasing its hospitality.
Now in its 17th year of operations, Qatar Airways has a modern fleet of 129 aircraft flying to 134 key business and leisure destinations across six continents.
The show, which will take place at the Sakhir Air Base in the Kingdom of Bahrain, is expected to be attended by key dignitaries and visitors from the Gulf region and around the world.
Qatar Airways operates the Boeing 787 Dreamliner on many of its routes from Doha, such as Oslo, Stockholm, Zurich, Copenhagen and London.
Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker commented: “We are delighted to display one of our new 787 aircraft in Bahrain, giving people an opportunity to see the aircraft and its impressive features.
"Our 787s provide passengers with a unique travel experience with custom-built comfort features that are the hallmark of our Five Star service across both the Business and Economy cabins."
Qatar Airways´ 787s feature 254 seats - 22 in Business Class in a 1-2-1 configuration and a 232 seating capacity in Economy with a 3-3-3 layout.
Key features include an award-winning iTouch touch control unit, over 1,000 movies, programming and audio entertainment options, an iPort, USB port, remote data outlet, a custom designed culinary offering, plenty of storage space for personal items and more - all available in every seat across both cabin classes.
As part of its aggressive expansion programme, Qatar Airways will launch routes to eight new destinations during 2014. Sharjah (UAE) from March 1; Dubai World Central (UAE) from March 1; Philadelphia (USA) from April 2; Larnaca (Cyprus) from April 29; Sabiha Gokcen Airport (Turkey) from May 22; Edinburgh (Scotland) from May 28; Miami (USA) from June 10 and Dallas/Fort Worth (USA) from July 1.
Qatar Airways currently operates 49 flights each week between Doha and Bahrain.