Qatar Airways after grounding its Boeing Dreamliner fleet in January this year has decided to start using them again. The airline operated its first redeployed Boeing 787 on May 1, 2013 between Doha and Dubai. The airline had grounded all of its five Dreamliner’s after receiving a directive from the FAA and Qatar Civil Aviation Authority.
Qatar CEO, Al Baker along with Boeing's President for the Middle East, Jeffrey Johnson were amongst the passengers on this reinstated Dreamliner service. Al Baker said that he is delighted that they have resumed the services of Boeing 787. He said this aircraft offers state of the art service and unparalleled levels of comfort to passengers. He further said that by grounding the Dreamliner fleet has not only impacted their business but has impacted the business across all the carriers. He said that safety of our passengers is our utmost priority and they have closely worked with Boeing over last four months and its is only after this that they have decided to reinstate this service.
Qatar has started selling air tickets on routes that will be operated by Boeing Dreamliner 787 fleet. The airline will return its first nonstop daily 787 service from May 15, 2013 on Doha-London route.