Saturday, July 7, 2012

Qatar Airways will fly to Perth, Australia

Qatar Airways, one of the successful Middle East based carrier, has launched scheduled flights to Perth, Australia. The flights will be 3 times a week and will be served by  long-haul Boeing 777 aircraft. Perth is Qatar Airways’ second destination in Australia. The operator also has direct scheduled flights between Melbourne and Doha with Boeing 777 and uses Doha as a hub to connect the route to cities in Europe, Africa, Middle East, North America and South America.

Passangers of Perth - Doha route will be able to connect to key leisure and business destinations such as New York, London, Barcelona, Beirut, Dubai, Paris and Istanbul.[1] Akbar Al Baker, CEO of Qatar Airways revealed that the global airline plans to make Perth a daily service by the end of 2012:

"Today marks a very special occasion as we celebrate our arrival into a city that shows enormous potential and growth, both as a competitive tourism destination and as the hub of Australia’s mining and exploration industry," he said. 
“There has never been a better time to expand in Australia – a time when the Australian dollar is strong and business and leisure travellers worldwide search for easier and quicker ways to connect and do business. 
“Qatar Airways remains committed to opening up access to destinations that are largely underserved by international airlines and have great market potential. Perth is an example of this and 2012 will continue to be one of our biggest years of expansion. 
“We sincerely look forward to growing the Perth route and we are already looking to improve frequency to a daily service by the end of the year,” added Al Baker.
Qatar Airways deals from Singapore

Qatar Airways has been my choice of flight between Istanbul and Singapore thanks to their comparably good price and service. And as far as I can see, I am not alone. Recently, one of my colleagues flew Spain from Singapore by Qatar Airlines thanks to the good promotional price the company offered. The only drawback is the waiting time in Doha for the second leg to Europe or Singapore, which may take many hours if you miss the previous plane due to a late arrival.
[1] - Qatar Airways on joint promotional campaign with tourism Western Australia

1 comment:

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