Qatar Airways has announced this week it will be flying its A380 aircraft to Guangzhou, making the city only the airline’s fourth global destination to be serviced using the superjumbo after London, Paris, and Bangkok. The aircraft will be servicing the route starting July 1, offering 517 seats in total, with eight in first class and 48 seats in business class. It will replace the Boeing 777-300ER currently operated for the route. The flight is scheduled to take off from Doha daily at 2:30 a.m and arrive in Guangzhou’s Baiyun International Airport at 3:30 p.m, while return flights will depart at 12:55 a.m. and arrive back in the Qatari capital at 4:00 p.m.
“This year marks our eighth anniversary of operations in Guangzhou and we are delighted to celebrate this milestone by introducing our bespoke A380 aircraft,” said Qatar Airways’ group chief executive, Akbar Al Baker. “The Pearl River Delta region is one of China’s most vibrant trade and travel hubs and we have witnessed steady passenger growth both to and from Guangzhou over the years. Passengers from Asia can now enjoy their entire journey on our luxurious A380 aircraft when they fly to popular cities such as London and Paris via… Hamad International Airport in Doha.”
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