27 October 2015

1st A350 flight to Australia from May/2016 by Qatar Airways.

Qatar Airways will begin flying to Adelaide in early May/2016 using its A350, just 2 months after it launches into Sydney.

Source: Airbus

The daily schedule will represent Australia's first Airbus A350 service.

Source: Airbus

The Oneworld member airline already flies the A350 from its hub at Doha to Frankfurt and Singapore.

Flight QR914 from Doha will depart at 8:55pm, arriving into Adelaide at 4:25pm the following day.

Source: Airbus

The return leg QR915 will be wheels-up from Adelaide at 9:30pm and reach Doha at 04:50am the next day, with onwards connections to the Europe and the UK.

Qatar already flies to Melbourne and Perth, with Sydney joining the network on March 1st.

Source: AirbusGroup

"2016 is going to be yet another exciting year for Qatar Airways and we are very pleased that Australia will figure prominently in our expansion plans with the launch of flights to Sydney from 1st/March and Adelaide from 2nd/May to further strengthen our operations in the country," commented Qatar Airways CEO Mr Akbar Al Baker, on the new route.

Based on the article “Qatar to fly Airbus A350 to Adelaide from May 2016” published in Australian Business Traveller.

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