Following the recent announcement that Qatar Airways will launch daily flights to Sydney from March 1 next year, the airline has also stated it will be commencing scheduled flights to Adelaide from May 2, 2016.
The airline has earmarked Australia as a key destination for major expansion. With these additions, Qatar Airway’s Australian capacity will rise to 28 flights a week, spread across Melbourne and Perth as well.
“2016 is going to be yet another exciting year for Qatar Airways and we are very pleased that Australia will figure prominently in our expansion plans with the launch of flights to Sydney from March 1 and Adelaide from May 2 to further strengthen our operations in the country,” said the airline’s chief executive Akbar Al Baker.
“Our launching of flights to Adelaide and Sydney next year will provide even more choice for holidaymakers and business travellers to Australia, and also provide a strategic air link for travellers from Adelaide to the rest of the world.
Adelaide will also be Qatar Airways’ first destination in Australia to which it will fly its A350. The aircraft’s fuel efficiency and performance make it an excellent choice for the long-haul route.
The A350 will feature a two-class configuration with 36 in business and 247 in economy. Business class is arranged in a 1-2-1 configuration, featuring 80-inch fully-flat beds and 17-inch HD inflight entertainment screens. Meanwhile, the economy class seats are arranged in a 3-3-3 configuration and offer 32-inch seat pitch.
Flight QR914 will depart Doha daily at 2055 and arrive in Adelaide at 1625 the following day. The return service on flight QR915 will then take off from Adelaide at 2130 and touch back down at 0450 the next day.
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