To meet rising passenger demands Qatar Airways ha

first_imgTo meet rising passenger demands, Qatar Airways has announced plans to introduce its super jumbo A380 aircraft to Melburnians from 30 June 2017.The 517-seater A380 aircraft will increase Qatar Airways’ current daily capacity by 44 per cent on this route to meet the growing travel and trade demand, connecting Melbourne-based passengers and freight to more than 150 destinations globally.Melbourne is the original home for Qatar Airways in Australia, (now celebrating its 7th year), with the airline adding services to Perth, Sydney and Adelaide. The airline first started flying to Australia’s second largest city on 6 December 2009 with a 259-seater B777 aircraft.Qatar Airways group chief executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “As we continue to grow apace in Australia, we have seen a clear need to inject additional capacity on the Melbourne service. We are delighted to introduce our A380 aircraft to Melbourne after seven years of operation to the world’s most liveable city. Well-travelled Melburnians will find our seamless and quick connections via Doha’s Hamad International Airport a great and easy travel option. And our expansive European network provides plenty of homecoming options for one of Australia’s most culturally diverse cities, which is home to many families from European heritage including the United Kingdom, Italy and Greece.” Qatar Airwayslast_img