One of the most talked about airplanes this year, the Boeing Dreamliner, touched down on British soil last week. The state of the art aircraft will service the airline's first regularly-scheduled route from London to Doha, Qatar’s capital.
The plane and passengers were greeted by a warm welcome and upbeat ceremony despite the cold and windy weather, marking an exciting new step in air travel that is said to herald a significant improvement in passenger experience. The flight itself had a handful of special guests including the British Ambassador to the State of Qatar, His Excellency Michael O’Neill and the Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Airways, Akbar Al Baker.
The aircraft itself has a number of improvements specifically designed to improve passenger experience as well as fuel-efficiency. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner consumes 20% less fuel than similarly sized aircraft and it’s the world's first major airliner to use a majority of composite materials for its construction.
Unlike Qatar Airways’ other aircraft, the Dreamliner only has Economy Class and Business Class cabins - it does not have a First Class cabin. The Economy Class traveler can expect a lot more than they usually get on-board, with bigger windows, advanced lighting to make your journey more relaxing, and more leg room than any other economy class seat. On top of that the Dreamliner has wifi throughout the plane, meaning passengers can stay connected on their favourite social networks and email friends and clients while up in the air - a revolutionary step in connecting air passengers with the people on the ground below.