Thu, 3 March 2016

Qatar Airways Launches Doha - Sydney Flights

Qatar Airways has launched flights between Doha and Sydney, Australia.

The airline will operate daily from Doha to Sydney with a Boeing 777-300 aircraft.

Qatar Airways has been serving Australia since 2009 when it commenced flights to Melbourne, later adding flights to Perth in 2012.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said, Touching down here in Sydney for the first time is an important milestone for Qatar Airways and for the people of Australia. We are delighted to be able to offer passengers flying from Sydney the opportunity to connect to more than 150 places on our global network via our state-of-the-art airport in Doha.

The new route to Sydney is expected to generate an estimated 3,000 jobs in New South Wales and contribute more than A$240 million to the local economy.

The new service will also provide 84 tonnes of cargo capacity per week in and out of the New South Wales (NSW) capital, connecting Australias leading exporters to Qatar Airways Cargos global network of more than 150 stations around the world.

Qatar Airways Cargo, the third largest international cargo airline, already carries 301 tonnes of freight in the belly hold of its Boeing 777 passenger aircraft into and out of Perth and Melbourne per week.

Sydney Airport Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Kerrie Mather said, Qatar Airways new daily service will foster trade, providing greater air cargo capacity and access to the Middle East. Australian exports to Doha grew by 23% cent last year, and the State of Qatars high demand for livestock, cereal, meat, dairy products and crops provides a significant opportunity for Australian exporters.

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