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Qatar Airways announces Sydney flight schedule

30 Sep 2015 by Tom Otley

Qatar Airways has announced the flight schedule for its new Sydney service.

From March 1, the carrier will roster a B777-300ER aircraft on the daily direct route between Doha and the Australian city.

Outbound service QR908 will depart Doha at 2010 and arrive in Sydney at 1805 the next day, while return leg QR909 will leave Sydney at 2220 and land in Doha at 0505 the next morning.

Qayat AIrways B777-300ERs at the old Doha International Airport

Qatar Airways B777-300ERs lined up at the old Doha International airport

The airline said the evening departures will provide convenient travel times and enhance connectivity to attractive business and leisure destinations.

The Sydney service became possible after the Qatari and Australian governments came to an agreement last month (see news, September 24).

It is the third Australian destination in the Qatar Airways network, joining daily services to Melbourne and Perth.

Kerrie Mather, Sydney Airport’s managing director and CEO, said: “The new daily service will significantly boost inbound tourism to New South Wales, as well as create an estimated 3,000 jobs, including 2,500 in NSW, and contribute over $240 million to the Australian economy.”

qatarairways.com

Tom Otley

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