Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Qatar calls into Brisbane for now

As the worlds airlines are winding down and laying off staff  QATAR airways has increased its flights into Australia thanks to the Australian government asking them to increase their flights for the next few weeks performing repatriation flights. Yesterday a QATAR 777 landed in Brisbane direct from Doha for the first time ever.

QATAR B777-3DZ A7-BES (CN 64089)

I mentioned in a post a few days ago, Qatar Airways would be adding an extra 48,000 seats on services from Doha to Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane starting the 29th March until mid-April. The airline said it has put on the extra capacity to help bring people home.
The Oneworld member launched 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.

While I was at the airport I thought I would drive around and have a look at the aircraft parked up.

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