Qatar Announces Direct Flights to Adelaide

Fri, 16 Oct 2015

This week Qatar Airways announced the launch date of another international arrival into Australia, with daily non-stop scheduled flights between Doha and Adelaide confirmed to begin 02 May 2016.  Its extra good news for South Australians as Qatar will fly its state-of-the-art Airbus A350 on the long-haul route, the first aircraft of its kind to be scheduled to Adelaide Airport.

With this new route Qatar’s Australian capacity rises to 28 flights each week, spread across Adelaide, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney (which commences Mar 2016).

The airline’s fast-growing commitment to the Australian market is obvious.  Australia figures prominently in Qatar’s expansion plans and it can only benefit passengers, with more choices of airline equaling more competitive fares to choose from.  Adelaide Airport currently hosts seven international airlines, and this new addition will be big competition for Emirates who connect through Dubai to Europe.  Qatar will fly direct to its hub-city of Doha, not too far from Dubai and onward to Europe also.  The timetables Qatar have confirmed allow for a convenient two hour connection out of London and should work well for both holidaymakers and business travelers –

Flight QR10, Depart London 9:15am, arrive Doha 6:05pm – Flight QR914, Depart Doha 8:55pm, arrive Adelaide 4:25pm the following day
Flight QR915, Depart Adelaide 9:30pm, arrive Doha 4:50am the following morning – Flight QR7, depart Doha 6:35am, arrive London 12pm

No need to be nervous flying on this airline which previously you may not have heard much about.  Qatar boasts a superior level of service and is rated by Skytrax as a 5-star airline with great scores in all categories from food & beverage to seat comfort and staff service, and consistently good feedback from passengers.  Qatar’s fleet overall is one of the youngest in the world flying to more than 150 destinations across six continents.  The Airbus A350 is brand new and features a very comfortable cabin space in both travel classes, Economy and Business.

Business Class has 36 seats in a 1-2-1 configuration so every seat has direct aisle access and the opportunity to either sit alone or with a fellow traveler.  The seat converts to a fully-flat bed 80-inches long and features a 17-inch personal entertainment screen.  In Economy there are 247 seats (18-inches wide) configured in a 3-3-3 pattern, and giving you a little more space than those economy cabins designed as 3-4-3.  Personal screens here are 10-inches in size and there are more than 2,000 entertainment options to choose from.  We love the LED mood lighting that changes during the flight to reflect the time of day and helps to reduce fatigue after a long-haul flight.

The new flights are already loaded in our reservations system and can be booked now.  Speak to your consultant or click here to make an enquiry on our website.

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