Qatar Airways launches A380 service to Sydney
Sydney has become Qatar Airways’ first destination in Australia to be served by the super-jumbo A380 aircraft just six months after it joined the carrier’s global network.
Following the route’s inauguration with the Boeing 777-300 on 1 March 2016, Qatar Airways has seen a steady growth in demand for its service on the route. The 517-seater A380 aircraft increases Qatar Airways’ current daily capacity by 44 per cent on this route to meet the growing travel and trade demand.
His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways Group chief executive, said: “Qatar Airways is proud to bring our flagship A380 to the extremely popular Sydney route so soon after the launch. We are pleased to be in a position to satisfy the demand for travel to this region and allow even more customers to enjoy our award winning service.”
The, 517-seat capacity is spread across twin decks in a tri-class configuration of eight seats in First Class, 48 seats in Business Class and 461 in Economy Class, featuring world-class amenities and first rate services that set it apart from other aircraft. Passengers travelling from Sydney to London can enjoy the Qatar Airways A380 experience throughout their journey.
The A380 aircraft will feature a luxurious and exclusive First Class Cabin with ultra-wide seats, which automatically recline into a flat bed, two-passenger table extension dining, sleeper suits, flight slippers and amenities from Giorgio Armani. Passengers travelling in Qatar Airways’ award-winning Business Class can also enjoy private aisle access with the 1-2-1 seat configuration and a suite of connectivity options including on-board Wi-Fi, keeping them fully connected to while up in the air.
In addition, passengers in First and Business Class can relax and socialise at the on-board lounge located on the upper deck of the super-jumbo.
Economy Class passengers also benefit with the added spaciousness of the A380, with higher ceilings on the main deck, a wider seat configuration and design to offer more legroom plus contoured headrests.
When transiting through Qatar Airways’ hub, Hamad International Airport in Doha, passengers travelling from the UK can enjoy a comfortable and efficient transit. The luxurious and modern airport has more than 40,000 square metres of retail space and restaurants including more than 70 retail and 30 food and beverage outlets, as well as a 25-metre swimming pool, gym, hotel and spa.