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Follow Along: AirlineReporter.com Takes Qatar Airway’s 787 Delivery Flight

Celebrating the official handover to Qatar Airways of its first 787 Dreamliner in Seattle are, from right: Qatar's Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Mohammed Bin Abdulla Al-Rumaihi; Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker; and Boeing Commercial President and CEO Ray Conner. Photo from Qatar Airways.

Celebrating the official handover to Qatar Airways of its first 787 Dreamliner in Seattle are, from right: Qatar’s Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Mohammed Bin Abdulla Al-Rumaihi; Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker; and Boeing Commercial President and CEO Ray Conner. Photo from Qatar Airways.

Last night, Qatar Airways officially took delivery of their first Boeing 787 Dreamliner and are scheduled to fly the aircraft to Doha at about 1:10pm PST today from Boeing Field (BFI).

Follow along with Malcolm Muir (@bigmalx), AirlineReporter.com Correspondent, as he takes the 13.5 flight. The beauty is that their 787 is already configured with WiFi from OnAir, so experience the flight live via Malcolm’s Twitter, on FlightAware.com and the #Qatar787 hashtag.

BONUS: My Qatar Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner Interior Tour at Farnborough

Over the next few months Qatar Airways will launch 787 service on a number of new routes, including Belgrade, Serbia (November 20); Warsaw, Poland (December 5), Gassim, Saudi Arabia (7 January 2013); Najaf, Iraq (January 23); Phnom Penh, Cambodia (February 20); Chicago, USA (April 10); and Salalah, Oman (May 22).

Qatar Airways is the first middle east airline to take delivery of the 787.

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