Qatar Airways has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner in Doha, which was greeted by VIPs, media, airline and airport staff, together with passengers. Qatar Airways is the region’s 787 launch customer with 60 aircraft on order for delivery in phases over the next few years. Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker, who was onboard the delivery flight, was joined by almost 100 passengers on the maiden 13-hour journey direct from Seattle, the US west coast home of American aircraft manufacturer Boeing. Those onboard included international media, senior management from Qatar Airways and Boeing, as well as third

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