LATTE was among the media guests invited to attend the arrival of the inaugural Qatar Airways Doha to Canberra flight at Canberra Airport on 13 February 2018.
LATTE boarded the flight in Sydney as it made a stop, experiencing the Business Class QSuite which will be available on all flights departing Canberra by June 2018.
The Qsuite enables guests to fly in complete privacy and has a unique family compartment, making Qatar the first airline to offer a lie-flat double bed in Business Class.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, hosted a press conference at the Hyatt Hotel Canberra the next day. He highlighted the award-winning airline’s robust expansion plans, as well as its commitment to bringing more travellers to Australia, and to connecting Canberrans to its extensive global network via the award-winning Hamad International Airport (HIA) in Doha.
“We are tremendously excited to launch our new daily service to Canberra, our fifth destination in Australia. Having inaugurated flights to Adelaide and Sydney in 2016, we quickly realised the need for further expansion of our footprint in Australia, and what better place than the capital, Canberra?
“This new daily service will without doubt offer our Australian passengers more convenience and an extensive choice of destinations on our global network, as they transit through our award-winning hub, Hamad International Airport.”
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker
The new daily service sees Qatar Airways as the second international carrier to service Canberra Airport after Singapore Airlines.
Qatar Airways now connects Australian travellers to over 150 business and leisure destinations around the world.
Daily Doha–Canberra flight schedule:
Doha (DOH) to Sydney (SYD) QR906 departs: 07:55 arrives: 06:15+1
Sydney (SYD) to Canberra (CBR) QR906 departs: 07:25 arrives: 08:35
Canberra (CBR) to Sydney (SYD) QR907 departs: 13:45 arrives: 14:45
Sydney (SYD) to Doha (DOH) QR907 departs: 15:55 arrives: 23:30