Qatar Airways which kept flights operating all through the pandemic repatriating hundreds of thousands of Australians is now adding flights as the borders reopen.
The multi-award-winning airline is expanding flight frequencies right across Australia.
Services to Brisbane have increased to daily flights from three times weekly from March 1.
Perth will see flights jump from three a week to daily while Sydney and Melbourne’s flights have already been increased to daily and Adelaide gets three flights a week.
Since the start of the COVID-19 global pandemic, Qatar Airways has been leading the aviation industry by being one of the very few airlines that operated throughout the crisis.
The airline has never stopped flying and has played a critical role in global repatriation efforts by bringing over 3.2 million passengers worldwide home safely since March 2020.
Qatar Airways maintained its Australian routes throughout the pandemic across Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth, while launching services to Brisbane to provide essential connectivity to Australia.
It carried over 330,000 passengers in and out of Australia since March 2020 via both commercial flights and special chartered services.
Qatar Airways Vice President of Sales for Southeast Asia, Southwest Pacific & Indian Subcontinent, Jared Lee said: “As Australia reopens, we invite passengers to rediscover the world with the world’s best airline as we remain committed to serving the Australian market.
“We are proud to have maintained services to Australia by operating an honest and stable network, even expanding our Australian operations during the crisis, and transporting hundreds of tonnes of cargo to maintain vital supply chains for Australian agriculture exporters.”
Mr. Lee added that “when you travel with Qatar Airways, you’re flying with the world’s best airline as we strive for excellence in every aspect of our business.
“We have proven to be a safe and reliable airline for customers and our trade partners as we stand by them through good and bad times by never stopping flying throughout the pandemic. Passengers can travel with peace of mind knowing that Qatar Airways is committed to safety, and our 5-star COVID-19 safety rating is a testament to our efforts to stay the leading global airline for biosafety.”
The national carrier of the State of Qatar continues to rebuild its network, which currently stands at over 140 destinations.
With more frequencies being added to key hubs and a flexible booking policy, Qatar Airways offers unrivaled connectivity to passengers, making it easy for them to change their travel dates or destination if they need to.
Qatar Airways has set the industry benchmarks for COVID-19 biosafety and hygiene by being the first airline to receive the Skytrax 5-stars COVID-19 Safety ratings, with 99.988% of its passengers traveling COVID-19-free.
The airline was also awarded AirlineRatings.com Airline of the Year for 2021 for its COVID-19 efforts.
Its Doha airport hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA), has also earned the Skytrax 5-stars COVID-19 Safety ratings, making Qatar Airways the only Middle-Eastern carrier where both the airline and its airport secured the highest Skytrax safety ratings.
Most recently, Qatar Airways also won Skytrax World’s Best Airline award for the 6th time, together with other Skytrax awards such as Best Middle-Eastern Carrier, Best Business Class, Best Business Class Seat, and Best Catering for Business Class.
And as a member of the OneWorld alliance, Qatar Airways customers have access to a network of lounges and other frequent flyer benefits with partner airlines. Booking details and terms and conditions are available here.