Qatar Airways has announced Adelaide as its next destination in Australia, with daily non-stop flights to the city scheduled to commence on May 2, 2015. The announcement comes shortly after the carrier unveiled plans to launch its Sydney route on March 1, 2016 as it looks to expand its network in Down Under, adding to its existing services to Melbourne and Perth.
The carrier has assigned its brand new A350 to service the route, making Adelaide its first destination to operate the aircraft. With only two types of cabins, its business class will feature 36 seats with a 1-2-1 configuration and fully-flat beds, as well as a 17-inch in-flight entertainment screens. In the economy cabin, 18-inch seats are arranged with a 3-3-3 configuration and come with a 10.6-inch in-flight entertainment screen. Over 2,000 in-flight entertainment options to choose from and an in-flight Wi-Fi will also be available for passengers to surf the web.
Outbound flights will depart from Doha at 8:55 p.m. and land in Adelaide at 4:25 p.m. the next day, while return flights are scheduled to take off from Adelaide at 9:30 p.m. and arrive in Doha at 04:50 a.m. the next day.
“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,” Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker said.
The new route will bring the number of flights by Qatar Airways in Australia to 28 flight a week across a total of four destinations, including Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth.
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