Qatar Airways has confirmed plans to resume
flights to Brisbane, Australia, on 20 May 2020.
The thrice weekly
flights will be operated with Airbus A350-1000 aircraft (pictured) offering
46 seats in Business Class and 281 seats in Economy Class.
The airline is resuming services after previously
receiving short-term approval to operate to Brisbane from
late-March to early April. During this period Qatar Airways helped
over 5,000 stranded travellers return home and transported over
270 tonnes of cargo, including Australian agriculture exports.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Mr.
Al Baker, said, “Qatar
Airways received exceptional approval to operate short term
services to Brisbane to repatriate the many tourists, students and
diplomats who wanted to go back to their home countries. Our
flights also provided Australians with an opportunity to come back
home from various parts of the world including Europe, the Gulf
and Middle East, Asia, and others. We successfully completed this
task, but now there are more travelers wanting to get home. We
know this is an anxious time for many stranded travellers around
the world who want to be with their families and loved ones during
this difficult time. With the resumption of these three-weekly
flights, we are supporting critical passenger movements, and
aiming to alleviate some of those anxieties.”
resumption of flights to Brisbane, Qatar Airways will operate 21
passenger flights per week to Australia:
· Thrice weekly flights
to Brisbane (Airbus A350-1000)
· Four flights per to Perth
· Daily flights to Melbourne (Airbus
A350-1000)· Da· Daily flights to Sydney (Airbus A350-1000)
Qatar Airways continues to operate to 16 destinations in Europe,
including London, Frankfurt, Paris and Amsterdam, with plans to
add an additional seven European destinations by the end of June.