Qatar Airways has launched its highly anticipated Doha to Sydney route, celebrating the arrival of its inaugural flight into Sydney earlier this week.
In response to high demand, the new service is Qatar’s third gateway into Australia, and a welcome addition to the award-winning airline’s Perth and Melbourne services.
Operated on a Boeing 777-300, the service will provide a valuable increase in capacity from the Middle East and greater connectivity to Sydney and regional NSW, especially for travellers flying from the United Kingdom and Europe, via Doha.
Passengers flying from Sydney will now have the opportunity to connect to more 150 destinations on the Qatar Airway’s global network, via the airline’s hub, Hamad International Airport in Doha.
Commenting on the new service, Qatar Airways group chief executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “We look forward to taking the people of Sydney to the places they want to go on our modern aircraft, and giving them a taste of the Arabian hospitality and comfort that earned us the aviation industry’s most prestigious title of Skytrax Airline of the Year in 2015.”
With an average connection time of just 90 minutes via Hamad International Airport Doha, passengers travelling from Sydney can expect a smooth and seamless journey to their final destination.
The contemporary and luxurious airport, has more than 40,000 square metres of retail space and restaurants including more than 70 retail and 30 food and beverage outlets, as well as a 25-metre swimming pool, gym, hotel and spa.
Passengers travelling Business Class can enjoy one of the most comfortable fully-flat beds in the sky and an on-demand à la carte menu, while the state-of the-art Oryx One entertainment system features than 3,000 entertainment options on individual screens in all classes.