Qatar Airways has launched Airbus A380 flights
to Sydney, the airlines’ first destination in Australia to be
served by the super-jumbo.
The 517-seat A380 aircraft
increases Qatar Airways’ current daily capacity by 44% over the Boeing
777-300 aircraft which launched the route on 1 March 2016.
flying to and from Sydney appreciate our global route network and
our efficient flight schedules, which save them hours of time on
the average itinerary. We are pleased to respond in kind, with the
introduction of the A380 service to Sydney, offering 517 seats per
flight,” said Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Mr.
Baker. “Australia is one of the
main hubs of the business world in Asia Pacific, with many
passengers flying worldwide for business and leisure.”
The 517-seat capacity is
spread across twin decks in a tri-class configuration of eight
seats in First Class, 48 seats in Business Class and 461 in
travelling from Sydney to London and Paris can enjoy the Qatar
Airways A380 experience throughout their journey to these two
“We’re thrilled that Qatar Airways
has upgauged to an A380 within six months of the airline’s launch
in Sydney, which is testament to their early success and strong
loads,” said Kerrie Mather, Sydney Airport Managing Director and
Chief Executive Officer. “Qatar Airways’ Doha-Sydney
service already generates an estimated 3,000 jobs and contributes
more than $240 million to the economy per year, plus it provides
passengers with more choice and connectivity. Sydney Airport
estimates that Qatar Airways’ A380 will deliver an incremental $78
million in inbound visitor expenditure annually to Australia,
supporting the federal government’s target of doubling overnight
visitor expenditure by 2020.”
The First Class Cabin on the A380 features ultra-wide seats which automatically recline into a flat
bed, two-passenger table extension dining, sleeper suits, flight
slippers and amenities from Giorgio Armani.
in Qatar Airways’ Business Class can also enjoy
private aisle access with the 1-2-1 seat configuration and a suite
of connectivity options including on-board Wi-Fi, keeping them
fully connected to while up in the air.
passengers in First and Business Class can relax and socialise at
the on-board lounge located on the upper deck of the super-jumbo.
Economy Class passengers also benefit with the added
spaciousness of the A380, with higher ceilings on the main deck, a
wider seat configuration and design to offer more leg room plus
Daily Flight Schedule
QR908 Departs: 21:40 Arrives: 19:35 (+1)
SYD-DOH QR909 Departs:
22:25 Arrives: 05:05 (+1)
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