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.
Credits to J.V
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.
So - what are your opinions?