Qatar Airways restarts 787 services

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Qatar Airways has resumed its Boeing 787 operations.

The airline assigned a Dreamliner to 1 May's flight QR116 from Doha to Dubai, departing 13:15.

"After a setback that not only affected our own worldwide operations, but those of many carriers worldwide, we look forward to now deploying the Dreamliner on other key routes over the coming weeks," says chief executive Akbar Al Baker, who was on board the flight.

Qatar's flag carrier has taken delivery of five 787s, and has another 25 on order.

Following regulatory approval of a battery fix, Ethiopian Airlines conducted the first passenger flight of a 787 since the type's mid-January grounding, flying an example from Addis Ababa to Nairobi on 27 April.