Brisbane is set to welcome back Qatar Airways with the Doha based airline resuming services to Queensland’s capital from May 20. Qatar had temporarily flown into BNE earlier this year and now is back until at least the end of June. The airline has won plaudits not just in Australia but around the world for keeping flights going while many of its competitors went in hiatus.
“While the direct service will bring more choice for passengers, the air access and export opportunities created by the commencement of Qatar services direct to and from Brisbane for the city and state are significant,” said Gert-Jan de Graaff, Brisbane Airport’s CEO in a statement.
“The demand for Qatar Airways services has always been clear, with Queensland generating more than 19,000 passengers to Doha alone in 2019.”
The A350-1000 is Brisbane bound
Qatar Airways will be operating their super-swish A350-1000s into Brisbane four times a week, giving Queenslanders ready access to what is arguably the best business class product in the sky, the Qsuite.
In addition to the 46 Qsuites, there are 281 economy class seats in a 3-3-3 layout on the Qatar Airways A350-1000. Flight QR912 will push back from Doha’s Hamad International Airport at 23:55 on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. The flight touches down in Brisbane 20:45 the following evening.
After a couple of hours on the ground, QR913 will depart from Brisbane at 22:15 on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday to touch down in Doha at 06:10 the following morning. Flying time is around 14 hours.