Qatar Airways yesterday celebrated the arrival of its 25th Boeing Dreamliner at the Dubai Airshow, at a ceremony hosted by Qatar Airways Group chief executive, Akbar al-Baker and attended by Ray Conner, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes (left) and the US ambassador to Qatar, Dana Shell Smith (right). Qatar Airways’ 25th Dreamliner sports a signature decal on its nose, identifying it as the milestone delivery from Boeing’s Everett facility in Seattle, Washington. Al-Baker said, “This is a milestone event for Qatar Airways and Boeing, and we are happy to celebrate with everyone at the Dubai Airshow. Qatar Airways has grown significantly since our first Dreamliner delivery in 2012, when we were the Middle East launch customer of the aircraft. In three short years, we have taken delivery of 25 787s and fly it nearly 2mn kilometres a week from Doha. This aircraft provides more comfort for our passengers and better efficiency for our airline, and we are thrilled to be the airline with the most Dreamliners in its fleet in the Middle East.”

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