Qatar Airways ups Melbourne capacity by 30 percent


(Posted 31st March 2014)

Qatar Airways has over the weekend announced plans to boost their capacity on the route from Doha to Melbourne, largely as a result of the rapidly growing demand for seats.

The airline will switch to their presently largest aircraft type, a B777-300ER, which offers up to 42 seats in their award winning business class and up to 293 seats in their equally award winning economy class. The change will come into effect tomorrow, 01st of April.

Flying from across Eastern Africa, namely Entebbe, Kigali, Nairobi, Kilimanjaro and Dar es Salaam to Doha, the added capacity will make it easier for travelers from our region to connect on to Australia, where besides Melbourne the airline also serves Perth on a daily basis.

In two days’ time, on April 02nd, will Qatar Airways then launch their latest destination in the United States, when Philadelphia comes on line before on July 01st Dallas / Fort Worth is added to the list.

While the airline is now looking forward to also receiving their first Airbus A380, which will feature a three class configuration of First, Business and Economy, Qatar Airways is also preparing to move into their new hub airport in a few months’ time, Hamad International Airport.

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