Qatar Airways to fly Boeing 787 Dreamliner from S'pore to Doha from March

SINGAPORE - Qatar Airways will commence operating a Boeing 787 Dreamliner on March 31, 2014 for its Singapore-Doha sector, a first for its Southeast Asia route.

To celebrate the launch, a Qatar Airways' 787 aircraft will be on static display at the Singapore Airshow from today until Feb 14.

The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner features improved cabin pressure, more spacious seating and also, the award-winning iTouch touch control unit offering more than 1,000 entertainment options.

The Business Class has 22 seats which can be converted into a fully flat horizontal bed, and the Economy Class has a seating capacity for 232 travellers in a 3-3-3 layout.

Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said that the airlines is happy to be the first in the Singapore market to provide this unique flying experience.

The introduction of the 787 aircraft 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," he added.

The new 787 Dreamliner aircraft will fly alongside its existing fleet of Boeing 777s on its Singapore-Doha sector.

Qatar Airways currently has nine Boeing 787 Dreamliners in its fleet of aircraft, with 51 new aircrafts on order.

The airline currently operates 14 flights each week between Singapore and the airline's Doha base, from which it flies to 134 leisure and business destinations worldwide including London, Oslo, Delhi and Riyadh.