Saturday 28 March 2020

QATAR Airways increases capacity to Australia - adds Brisbane.

QATAR A350-1000 A7-ANB (CN 102)       File Photo

Qatar Airways will add an extra 48,000 seats on services from Doha to Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane from 29th March until mid-April.
The airline said it has put on the extra capacity to help bring people home, and includes its first-ever flights to Brisbane.
The Oneworld member will launch Brisbane-Doha flights at the same time using a Boeing 777-300ER. However, Brisbane is – for now – only a short-term addition, with flights running through to mid-April. Qatar was able to make the move after the Australian government relaxed a long-standing treaty that limited the number of services it could provide.

The business will now operate the following flights:
  • Daily service to Brisbane (Boeing 777-300ER)
  • Double daily service to Perth (Airbus A380 and Boeing 777-300ER)
  • Double daily service to Melbourne (Airbus A350-1000 and Boeing 777-300ER)
  • Triple daily service to Sydney (Airbus A350-1000 and Boeing 777-300ER)

QR912, will depart Doha daily at 10:00 pm and arrive in Brisbane at 5:20 pm the next day. The return flight, QR913, will leave Brisbane at 9:20 pm and arrive in Doha at 5:20 am the next morning. Doha’s Hamad International Airport is still allowing transit, something which is allowing the national carrier to keep flying. It’s likely to be a PR boon for the controversial country, which owns the carrier. Citizens in both Australia and Qatar are required to self-isolate for 14 days after landing, in light of corona virus. Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar Al Baker said, “We know there are many people who want to be with their families and loved ones during this difficult time. “We are thankful to the Australian government, airports and staff for their support in helping us to add additional flights to get people home, and in particular, to bring flights to Brisbane. “We continue to operate around 150 daily flights to more than 70 cities worldwide. Sometimes governments put in place restrictions that mean we simply cannot fly to a country. We are working closely with governments around the world, and wherever possible we will reinstate or add more flights.”

Here's how Qatar Airways' amplified Australian schedule shapes up, with new flights marked in bold.
  • QR907: Sydney (3.50pm) to Doha (11.45pm) - Boeing 777-300ER
  • QR999: Sydney (8.45pm) to Doha (5.05am) - Boeing 777-300ER
  • QR909: Sydney (9.15pm) to Doha (5.30am) - Airbus A350-1000
  • QR906: Doha (9.15am) to Sydney (6.30am) - Boeing 777-300ER
  • QR998: Doha (7pm) to Sydney (4.25pm) - Boeing 777-300ER
  • QR908: Doha (8.30pm) to Sydney (5.55pm) - Airbus A350-1000
  • QR905: Melbourne (9.35pm) to Doha (5.25am) - Airbus A350-1000
  • QR995: Melbourne (3pm) to Doha (10.50pm) - Boeing 777-300ER
  • QR994: Doha (9.05am) to Melbourne (6am) - Boeing 777-300ER
  • QR904: Doha (8.35pm) to Melbourne (5.30pm) - Airbus A350-1000
  • QR912: Doha (10pm) to Brisbane (5.20pm) - Boeing 777-300ER
  • QR913: Brisbane (9.20pm) to Doha 5.20am) - Boeing 777-300ER
  • QR905: Perth (10.45pm) to Doha (5.35am) - Airbus A380
  • QR991: Perth (3.45pm) to Doha (10.35pm) - Boeing 777-300ER
  • QR900: Doha (1.50am) to Perth (6.20pm) - Airbus A380
  • QR990: Doha (8.40pm) to Perth (1.10pm) - Boeing 777-300ER

The British High Commissioner to New Zealand, Laura Clarke says in an email to British nationals stuck in New Zealand that Qatar Airways has also added additional flights from Auckland to the UK via Doha.
Singapore Airlines has also agreed to operate a one-off flight on the Auckland-Singapore-London route on Sunday, Clarke writes in the email. As Singapore is currently closed to transit passengers, travellers will have to remain on the flight.

Most part of the story sourced from here

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