The Boeing 787-9: A New Chapter for Qatar Airways

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Boeing 787 Dreamliner Interior (Credits: Boeing)

Qatar Airways loves Boeing’s Dreamliner family. They already had a bunch of the smaller 787-8 model in their fleet. Back in 2016, they ordered a whole bunch of the bigger 787-9 Dreamliners (30 to be exact) for a cool $11.7 billion.

There were some delays in getting these new planes. Qatar Airways wanted to install their fancy new QSuite seats, which caused a wait. Finally, in December of 2019, it looked like the Dreamliners were ready to fly to Qatar. But surprise! They actually flew to a storage facility in California instead. It seems they just needed to be registered in Qatar before getting their seats and such installed.

Boeing 787 Dreamliner (Credits: Boeing)

Even more delays came in 2020 with the pandemic. Everything in air travel slowed way down. Finally, in 2021, Qatar Airways felt things were getting back to normal and launched their shiny new 787-9 Dreamliners with a flight from Doha to Milan. They’ve also talked about using these planes on routes to other cities like Athens, Barcelona, and Kuala Lumpur.


By Annie Linardos

I'm a journalist student and completed my masters in Journalism and Mass Communication. With a strong track record as an intern at Mathrubhumi News and The New Indian Express as a reporter and content writer, I'm creative, motivated, and have a keen eye for the truth and attempting to use the expertise and talents to contribute to the emerging field of journalism. I have also been working as a freelance writer and have the capability of producing interesting and bold articles.

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