Qatar Airways has evolved over the past year as the world’s airline, keeping services going when many have shut up shop.
The Doha-based airline has carried over 3.1 million passengers and 180,000 Australians home during the pandemic.
The extend of the commitment of Qatar Airways can be gauged by the fact that according to Australian Government data from the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport, and Regional Economics during the peak of repatriation efforts, it carried almost ten times more passengers in and out of Australia than its nearest competitors.
Qatar Airways now operates 24 weekly passenger flights and nine weekly freighter flights to Australia, supporting both repatriation and Australian exporters.
The airline even launched a new Australian destination, Brisbane, during the pandemic – bringing its services to five major cities in Australia, including Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, and Perth.
Not appreciated is the massive contribution of Qatar Airways to supporting Australian exporters and maintaining vital supply chains for businesses with the airline carrying just over 15,000 tonnes of Australian goods since March 1, 2020.
The continued operation of these flights is vital to the Australian economy as they maintain a much-needed link to the world and facilitate international exports.
Qatar Airways is in regular communication with the Australian Government since the onset of the pandemic to provide, repatriation charters operated to/from Australia, and extra capacity to help bring Australians home.
The airline remains committed to supporting the repatriation of Australian residents whilst also complying with the passenger cap restrictions announced by the Australian Government.
See Tom Meadmore’s flight on Qatar Airways below.
Front and centre of the Qatar Airways commitment is the Airbus A350 – the ultimate Airbus aircraft.
It is quite simply the best commercial aircraft flying today crammed with technology for the pilots and comfort plus for the passengers.
Qatar Airways has the world’s largest fleet with 53, which has enabled it to fly through the pandemic carrying home to loved ones millions of stranded passengers.
Born as Airbus’s competitor to the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the A350 has also become a dream machine with Qatar Airways being a major influence on the design
The A350 fits perfectly between the slightly smaller 787 and the larger 777-300ER and she is the ultimate Airbus aircraft that incorporates all the lessons of the last 50 years since Airbus was formed.
The extra width of the cabin and very large windows results in an outstanding cabin that has the widest seats for passengers in all cabins.
The A350 also has the quietest cabin of any twin-aisle aircraft that includes a draft-free air circulation system resulting in a low ambient cabin noise level for a more peaceful and healthier journey.
The A350 comes in two models the -900 and -1000 and Qatar Airways has them both. Many of the A350-900s have 36 of the new award-winning Qsuites and 247 economy seats and in the larger -1000 model, all have 46 Qsuites and 281 economy seats.
Qatar Airways offers passengers the maximum flexibility when making a booking and full details can be found here.
The airline also has the highest COVID-19 safety rating with rating agencies Skytrax and Airlineratings.com.