Qatar Airways has confirmed plans to fly its Boeing 787 Dreamliner to Singapore.
Commencing on 31 March 2014, the airline will operate daily Dreamliner services on the Doha-Singapore route. Flights will depart Qatar at 0045 every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, and at 0700 on the remaining days of the week. The return services will leave Singapore’s Changi Airport at 2120 every day.
The Dreamliner will operate alongside the B777 that Qatar Airways currently flies to Singapore, and the deployment will mark the first time Qatar Airways has flown its B787 to Southeast Asia.
“The introduction of the 787 aircraft to the Singapore-Doha sector, which is an important and strategic route for Qatar Airways, will redefine the in-flight experience for our Singapore-based passengers who travel to Doha and onwards to key destinations in Western Europe and the Americas,” said Qatar Airways’ CEO, Akbar Al Baker.
Qatar Airways currently operates nine Dreamliners and has a further 51 on order. This week, Singaporean travellers were able to get preview of the aircraft, as Qatar Airways displayed one of its B787s at the Singapore Airshow.
The twin-aisle jet features 254 seats – 22 in business class and 232 in economy. All passengers are offered USB ports, iPorts and iTouch in-flight entertainment systems, while the business class seats fold out to form fully-flat beds.