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Qatar Airways first to fly new gen Airbus A350 to Australia

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Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker inaugurated the airline’s new route from Doha to Adelaide, the first commercial Airbus A350 to land on Australian soil.

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The launch of the new Adelaide route is part of Qatar Airways’ expansion plans in Australia where it launched its new daily flight to Sydney in March this year and where it has been flying daily to and from Melbourne since 2009 and Perth since 2012.

Demand in Australia is so great that at a recent press conference in Sydney, Al Baker announced that the aircraft type flying to Sydney would be upgraded from a Boeing 777 with a capacity of 335 passengers to an Airbus A380, with a capacity of 517 passengers, by September this year.

As the global launch customer of the Airbus A350, Qatar Airways has the largest fleet of this aircraft type of any airline in the world and already flies its eight aircraft to Munich, Singapore, the United States and Frankfurt.

The Airbus A350 is the ideal aircraft for long-haul travel as its modern design and technology provide the ultimate passenger comfort while reducing fatigue after a long-distance flight.

Al Baker said: “We believe that the people of South Australia deserve the best possible passenger experience when connecting to friends and family across the globe.

“This is why we are proud to offer them the most modern aircraft in the aviation industry, the Airbus A350, to take them to their destinations of choice where they will arrive feeling more relaxed, and less fatigued from a long-haul flight than ever before thanks to the modern technology on board this state-of-the-art aircraft."

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