In February 2018, Qatar Airways is set to launch Canberra-Doha (YSCB-OTHH) flights. This is really exciting as Canberra Airport is gaining more and more international flights.
(The first one a Singapore Airlines 777)
The route will be served by the fresh and brand new A350-900 (A359) (not fully confirmed)Which may be a chance for all you Aussie-Spotters out there to capture the A350.
The long-awaited launch was among the new routes promoted at Dubai’s Arabian Travel Market, although the Oneworld airline has not confirmed if the flights would be routed via Sydney, as previously tipped by CEO Akbar Al Baker.
Qatar Airways is also looking at a second daily flight to Melbourne from mid-2018, following the mid-2017 upgrade of the Melbourne-Doha service from a Boeing 777 to the airline’s flagship Airbus A380, and is considering direct Brisbane-Doha flights if air traffic caps are lifted.
I personally think this is a great step forward for Canberra Intl and Qatar Airways. I think both will benefit from these flights.
This is great, benefiting both airport and airline. Just like the new BA route to fort lauderdale in the 777. For the benefit of the airport and the airline to open up new demands, especially with an aircraft like the A350 that is very fuel efficient and can afford to fly low demand routes. I am sure this will be a good step foward for Qatari and Canberra intl.
Wait just have a question… Is that some issues related to Qatar and some GCC countries is over which had affected the the national carrier of Qatar to ristrict flying over the the affected GCC countries airspace… Though which the national carrier demand went low.
I didn’t say they flew from Canberra to Doha I don’t know where you got that idea but I’m saying that in general they are probably cheaper.[quote=“ATK, post:15, topic:130710”]
Also where is your evidence Emirates pilots are better than QR
They probably are, they do soft landings like Lufthansa.