Qatar Airways has begun its European expansion with its Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet now flying three more routes in Europe. The airline’s Dreamliner planes will now fly to Munich, Zurich and Frankfurt.
Qatar Airways will fly to Zurich three times a week, and will be the first commercial Boeing 787 carrier to fly to Switzerland. Flights to Munich will serve four times a week and flights to Frankfurt will start in February, with one of its double daily services to Frankfurt to be served by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
At current, Qatar Airways operates four 787s and has an additional 56 pending delivery. The aircraft are set to completely change the passenger experience and consume 20 per cent less fuel than similar sized aircraft.
CEO of Qatar Airways, Akbar Al Baker, stated that the airline is “always striving to enhance the passenger experience in the skies by offering improved connectivity with convenient scheduling and an all-round new inflight product which makes a significant impact on travel decisions ... in addition to introducing new routes, we are also relentlessly focused on improving the passenger experience when travelling with Qatar Airways. This is why there is so much hype around our Boeing 787 – it offers the travelling public a second-to-none flying experience straight through from comfort, to entertainment to gastronomy.”
In addition to expanding its European destinations, the airline has also introduced the 787s on flights to London Heathrow and flights from Doha to Perth. Currently one of the world’s fasting growing airlines, Qatar Airways plans to fly to more than 170 destinations worldwide by the end of 2015.