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Qatar Airways to Start Daily Flight to Adelaide Next Year

Akbar Al Baker, QA Group Chief Executive

Akbar Al Baker, QA Group Chief Executive

State carrier Qatar Airways (QA) Tuesday said it will start direct flight daily from Doha to Adelaide in Australia from May 2, 2016.

QA is increasing destinations in Australia. Last month it announced daily flight to Sydney from March 1, 2016. Adelaide will be the first destination in Australia QA will ply A350 aircraft.  “Flying a long-haul service to Adelaide will enable QA to maximise the A350’s efficiency and performance and allow its Australia-bound passengers their first opportunity to try the world’s newest aircraft,” the carrier said today.

Once flights to Adelaide start, QA’s flights to Australia will increase to 28 per week. It currently has flights to Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. QA Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker said the new route shows the airline’s commitment to expand in Australia.  “Our 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.” Travellers to and from Adelaide will benefit from a premium on-board experience on QA’s A350 aircraft. The wide-seat aircraft comprises a two-class configuration with 36 seats in Business Class in a 1-2-1 configuration, featuring 80″ fully-flat beds and 17″ HD in-flight entertainment screens, and 247 seats in Economy Class, each 18-inches wide in a 3-3-3 configuration, with up to a 32-inch pitch.

Each individual Economy seat features a 10.6″ in-flight entertainment screen, and more space at shoulder level for passengers in window seats, thanks to a vertical side wall panel design. QA’s A350 features Oryx entertainment system, with up to 2,000 entertainment options on individual screens in all classes.

The jet also offers advanced air conditioning technology and LED mood lighting to enhance the comfort of passengers while reducing fatigue after a long flight. In addition, the jet will also offer in-flight Wi-Fi connectivity to all passengers. Since the beginning of 2015, QA has launched services to Amsterdam (The Netherlands); Zanzibar (Tanzania); Faisalabad, Sialkot and Multan in Pakistan, and Abha (Saudi Arabia).

Before the end of 2015 it will start flights to Durban (South Africa) and Nagpur (India). In 2016 will launch flights to three new US destinations – Los Angeles, Boston and Atlanta. Daily flights between Doha and Adelaide from May 2, 2016 (all times local) Depart Doha QR914 at 20:55, arrive Adelaide at 16:25 (next day) Depart Adelaide QR915 at 21:30, arrive Doha at 04:50 (next day).

Source: Qatar news agency

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