Qatar adds fourth Australian destination

3 May 2016 by BusinessTraveller

Qatar Airways has launched daily flights to Adelaide, its fourth Australian destination.

The daily A350 service departs Doha at 2130 and arrives into Adelaide at 1700 the next day, with the return leg leaving the Australian city at 2125 and landing back into Doha at 0450 the following day.

The Gulf carrier is the first airline to fly the next generation Airbus A350 aircraft to Australia. The aircraft is configured with 36 fully flat business class seats in a 1-2-1 layout, and 247 economy seats.

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Qatar Airways' A350 being greeted by water cannon salute at Adelaide Airport

Adelaide is the fourth Australian city to be served by Qatar Airways – the carrier has been flying to Melbourne since 2009 and Perth since 2012, and most recently launched flights to Sydney (see news March 2).

Rival carrier Emirates offers a daily service to Adelaide from Dubai, with Qantas codesharing on the route.

Mark Caswell

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