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Qatar Airways Touches Down in Canberra for the First Time

Qatar Airways in Australia

The first Qatar Airways flight from Doha to Canberra, the capital city of Australia, touched down at Canberra Airport, welcomed with a celebratory water cannon salute. Qatar Airways flight QR906 departed Hamad International Airport (HIA) on Sunday, 11 February at 7:55 am, and arrived at Canberra Airport at 8:35 am on Monday.

On board the inaugural Qatar Airways flight to Canberra, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker, was joined by Australian Ambassador to the State of Qatar, HE Axel Wabenhorst.

QR Al Baker in AustraliaAkbar Al Baker said they were delighted to be expanding in Australia, with the launch of the airline’s fifth gateway in the country.

In 2016, we launched flights to Sydney and Adelaide, demonstrating our commitment to the people of Australia. We are extremely happy to be offering our loyal Australian passengers the chance to explore the newest and most exciting destinations we have added to our global network in the past year. We are also confident that Australian travellers will be as excited as we are about our many upcoming new destinations set to launch this year.’

On the day of the official arrival in Canberra, Al Baker attended official meetings with Australia’s Minister of Trade, Tourism and Investment Steven Ciobo, at the Parliament House. During the meetings, the new flight to Canberra as well as the airline’s ongoing commitment to growth in Australia were discussed.

Qatar Airways will operate its daily Canberra service with a Boeing B777 aircraft, which features 42 flatbed seats in Business Class and 316 seats in Economy Class. Passengers will be able to enjoy the airline’s superior entertainment system offering a wide variety of entertainment options.

The inaugural flight was operated by a Boeing B777 fitted with the airline’s revolutionary Qsuite. Qsuite includes an abundance of Business Class extravagance, including the industry’s first fully lie-flat double bed in Business Class, a revolutionary quad design offering passengers a private and fully adaptable space – the first and only one of its kind – in addition to movable TV monitors and privacy dividers, which transform the space into an area perfect for socialising.

With the new daily service to Canberra, the total cargo capacity out of the Australian continent has increased to more than 630 tonnes per week. Qatar Airways Cargo offers exporters in Australia its innovative QR Fresh solution for the air freight of Australian meat and other perishable products throughout the world via its state-of-the-art hub in Doha. Its Quick Ramp Transfer (QRT) offers the fastest shipment transfer at HIA and the use of reefer vehicles at its hub ensures seamless temperature control for perishable products.

The national carrier of the State of Qatar is one of the fastest-growing airlines operating one of the youngest fleets in the world, with a modern fleet of more than 200 aircraft flying to business and leisure destinations across six continents. For more flight information, visit the Qatar Airways website through this link.

Doha – Canberra Flights Schedule (Daily)
Doha (DOH) to Sydney (SYD) QR906 Departs: 7:55 am Arrives: 6:25 am + 1
Sydney (SYD) to Canberra (CBR) QR906 Departs: 7:25 am Arrives: 8:35 am
Canberra (CBR) to Sydney (SYD) QR907 Departs: 1:45 pm Arrives: 2:45 pm
Sydney (SYD) to Doha (DOH) QR907 Departs: 3:55 pm Arrives: 11:30 pm

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