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Qatar Airways to re-introduce Airbus A380 flights to Perth, Australia

Qatar Airways has announced that it will be re-introducing Airbus A380 flights to Perth, Australia, thus increasing capacity on its flights to and from Perth.

Starting 6th December 2022, Qatar Airways will once again operate Airbus A380 on its daily flight between Doha’s Hamad International Airport and Perth International Airport.

From 6th December 2022 to 20th December 2022, flights, which are labelled as flights for “FIFA 2022”, will run with the following schedule:

  • Doha-Perth
  • Departure time: 03:15
  • Arrival time: 07:15
  • Flight time: 11 hours
  • Flight number: QR900
  • Frequency: Daily
  • Perth-Doha
  • Departure time: 21:50
  • Arrival time: 04:20 (the next day)
  • Flight time: 11 hours and 30 minutes
  • Flight number: QR901
  • Frequency: Daily

21st December 2022 onwards, the flights, which are labelled as “Winter 2022”, will run with the following schedule:

  • Doha-Perth
  • Departure time: 02:35
  • Arrival time: 18:35
  • Flight time: 11 hours
  • Flight number: QR900
  • Frequency: Daily
  • Perth-Doha
  • Departure time: 22:55
  • Arrival time: 05:25 (the next day)
  • Flight time: 11 hours and 30 minutes
  • Flight number: QR901
  • Frequency: Daily

Currently operated by Boeing B777-300ER, passengers will have once again have a chance to experience the A380 on flights between Doha and Perth starting 6th December 2022. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Doha-based carrier used to operate A380 to Perth. However, as demand fell due to the pandemic, the carrier switched to the B777-300ER.

We want to demonstrate our commitment to Australia by continuing the work we did during the pandemic to keep Australians connected. It is imperative for Australian travellers to feel welcome in our city whether they are transiting or visiting Doha. During the much anticipated FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, all flights to and from Perth will be scheduled taking into consideration football match timings so that all fans can enjoy the biggest event of the year.

said Akbar Al Baker, Group Chief Executive, Qatar Airways.

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Qatar Airways’ Airbus A380 features a three-class configuration: 8 First Class seats, 48 Business Class seats and 461 Economy Class seats. The re-introduction of A380 on Perth flights means that the route will have an additional 163 seats one-way daily.

The airline says that the decision to re-introduce A380 on Perth flights is part of the recent strategic partnership between Qatar Airways and Virgin Australia. This expanded codeshare significantly expands the networks, lounges and loyalty programs of both airlines, bringing substantial benefits and new destinations to travellers.

Perth is one of Australia’s most cultural cities, with its origins woven into many of its landmarks. The increased capacity extends Qatar Airways’ commitment to the Australian community by providing greater opportunities for connections to many destinations in its network.

The re-introduction of the superjumbo on Perth flights comes at a time when Qatar is getting ready to host FIFA World Cup 2022 in November and December 2022, one of the biggest sports event in the world.

Emirates has already announced that it will re-introduce its flagship Airbus A380 aircraft on flights to Perth from 1st November 2022, replacing the Boeing B777-300ER currently operating the route.

Meanwhile, Qatar Airways announced in July 2022 that it will add a second daily flight to Melbourne.

Featured image by Qatar Airways

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