• Qatar is bringing its new Qsuites business class to Sydney, Canberra

    EXCLUSIVE | Qatar Airways will launch its new Canberra-Sydney-Doha flights in mid-February with the airline's flagship Qsuites business class, which boasts first class-style sliding doors for privacy doors and even a double bed. But don't get too excited – for now it's just a one-time tr...

    POSTED 28 Dec, 2017 7 Comments

  • How the Doha, Qatar flights bans affect Australian travellers

    Emirates, Etihad Airways, Flydubai and several other Persian Gulf airlines have cancelled flights to the Qatari capital of Doha following a diplomatic stoush over Qatar's relationship with Iran and alleged support of radical Islam terrorists. Qatar Airways has also grounded flights from Hamad In...

    POSTED 6 Jun, 2017 8 Comments

  • Qatar Airways plans Airbus A380 flights to Melbourne

    Qantas partner Qatar Airways will upgrade its daily Melbourne-Doha flights to its flagship Airbus A380 aircraft from June 30 2017. Replacing the current Boeing 777, the superjumbo introduces the airline's first class service to Victorian skies – currently seen flying only to Sydney in Aust...

    POSTED 13 Dec, 2016 18 Comments

  • Qatar Airways plans Canberra flights

    UPDATE | Qatar Airways will begin daily flights from Canberra via Sydney to Doha from mid-February 2018, in a move which will also see Gulf carrier's Sydney-Doha route increase to a double-daily service. Read our latest story for full details. PREVIOUS | Qantas partner Qatar Airways will add Can...

    POSTED 29 Nov, 2016 48 Comments

  • Qatar Airways dials back Adelaide-Doha flights

    Qantas partner Qatar Airways is winding back its new flights between Adelaide and Doha, Qatar from later this year, dropping down from a daily service to five flights a week. Established in May 2016 using an Airbus A350 aircraft, the airline will suspend flights from Adelaide on Wednesdays and S...

    POSTED 15 Aug, 2016 20 Comments

  • Your guide to transiting Doha's Hamad International Airport

    Doha's relatively new Hamad International Airport connects Qatar Airways passengers across the globe, particularly from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth to a host of European destinations including London, Paris, Rome and Frankfurt. After touching down, your transit begins by following the ...

    POSTED 2 Jun, 2016 6 Comments

  • Qatar Airways brings Airbus A350 to Adelaide

    Qantas partner Qatar Airways kicks off its Doha-Adelaide flights today, bringing the advanced Airbus A350-900 to the South Australian capital. But it’s more than just another pin in Qatar’s growing network map: the route also marks Australia’s very first Airbus A350 commercial ...

    POSTED 3 May, 2016 28 Comments

  • Marriott furthers Middle East expansion with new digs in Doha

    Marriott’s ambitious expansion plans in the Middle East will continue throughout the decade with a new Doha Marriott Executive Apartments property opening in 2019. Suited to travellers on longer stays in the Qatari capital, the 300-suite property will still provide amenities you’d fi...

    POSTED 28 Apr, 2016 0 Comments

  • Qatar pulls the plug on all-business-class A319 flights to London

    Qatar Airways will wind up its exclusive all-business-class Airbus A319 flights from Doha to London in October, in favour of the larger Boeing 787 Dreamliner that offers travellers both business class and economy. The Gulf airline had previously earmarked suspension of the 'Business One' se...

    POSTED 9 Jul, 2015 11 Comments

  • Qatar Airways goes double daily on Doha-Manchester flights

    Qatar Airways is ramping up its non-stop flights between Doha and Manchester, with the route to go double daily from February 16 next year. Adding to the already-daily QR23/24 services and the three-times-weekly QR21/22 runs, QR25/26 fill the gaps on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays &n...

    POSTED 27 Nov, 2014 0 Comments

  • Qatar Airways goes daily on Edinburgh flights with Boeing 787 Dreamliner

    Qatar Airways is ramping up its flights from Doha to Edinburgh next year to a daily service using its fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliners. Bumping up from the current five-times-weekly runs, May 1 2015 sees QR27/28 as the perfect connecting services for Melbourne- and Perth-based flyers, regardless ...

    POSTED 18 Nov, 2014 0 Comments

  • Frankfurt gets Qatar's first Airbus A350, goes all-A350 in 2015

    Qatar Airways will soon take the reins of the world's first Airbus A350, with its inaugural flight planned between Doha and Frankfurt in January 2015 before the route later goes 'all-A350' for the airline. Taking over from Qatar's already-new Boeing 787 Dreamliner, QR67 to Frankfurt and QR68 on ...

    POSTED 20 Oct, 2014 1 Comment

  • Etihad to fly Boeing 787 to Doha, Moscow

    Virgin Australia partner Etihad Airways will add Doha to its upcoming network of Boeing 787-9 destinations from December 2014, with Moscow to follow in June 2015. That's set to follow the airline's inaugural Boeing 787 flight in December this year to Dusseldorf, with Washington D.C. and Mumbai t...

    POSTED 28 Aug, 2014 0 Comments

  • Qatar Airways boosts Istanbul flights: faster transits to Melbourne, Perth

    Qatar Airways is set to boost its Istanbul flights, which sees passengers heading to Melbourne and Perth spending less time in transit on the return journey. From October 26 2014, QR243 and QR244 run daily between Qatar’s Doha hub and Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen Airport &nda...

    POSTED 19 Aug, 2014 2 Comments

  • Photos: Qatar Airways opens new Al Mourjan Business Lounge in Doha

    Qatar Airways has unveiled its new Al Mourjan Business Lounge at Doha’s Hamad International Airport, which the airline touts as “one of the largest lounges in the world”. Spanning two storeys and 10,000 square metres, it’s roughly the size of 10 Olympic-sized swimming poo...

    POSTED 6 Aug, 2014 5 Comments

  • Qatar Airways ups Madrid flights

    Qatar Airways is increasing its flights from Doha to Madrid from later this year. Bumping up to a daily run from November 15 2014, QR149/150 is the perfect connecting flight for passengers heading to and from Melbourne and Perth – Qatar’s two Aussie destinations. After a stopover of...

    POSTED 5 Aug, 2014 0 Comments

  • Photos: inside Qatar's all-business class Airbus A319 for Doha-London

    Qatar Airways will launch a new all-business class service between Doha and London in May this year, and we've got the first photos from inside Qatar's special 'all premium' Airbus A319 jet. The daily shuttle will seat 40 passengers in a 2-2- layout, with Qatar boasting the seats "have one ...

    POSTED 18 Feb, 2014 14 Comments

  • Qatar to restart Boeing 787

    Qatar Airways aims to bring the Boeing 787 Dreamliner back to Australian skies, resurrecting the plans for a daily Perth-Doha service plus a 787 spin on the Kangaroo Route which will let passengers fly Boeing’s next-gen jetliner all the way through to London. Qatar cancelled the launch of ...

    POSTED 26 Apr, 2013 11 Comments

  • Qatar Airways grounds Boeing 787 Dreamliners, cancels Perth-Doha debut

    Qatar Airways has grounded its fleet of Boeing 787s and cancelled the planned  a February 1 commencement of a daily Perth-Doha 787 service, which was to be Australia's first regular flight on Boeing's next-gen jetliner. That Perth-Doha flight has now been replaced in Qatar's timet...

    POSTED 17 Jan, 2013 5 Comments

  • Australia's first Boeing 787: Qatar Airways puts Dreamliner onto Perth-Doha

    Qatar Airways is bringing the Boeing 787 to Australia, with the next-gen jetliner entering service on daily Perth-Doha flights from 1 February 2013.  This marks Australia's first scheduled passenger service for the advanced aircraft, with Qatar Airways beating the likes of China Southe...

    POSTED 13 Dec, 2012 14 Comments

  • Qatar joins oneworld by early 2014

    Qatar Airways is joining the oneworld alliance and will take its place alongside Qantas, Cathay Pacific, British Airways and other partner airlines by early 2014. The deal, long rumoured but only officially announced this morning, will eventually see Qantas travellers able to earn and burn ...

    POSTED 9 Oct, 2012 16 Comments

  • Qatar Airways to start Perth-Doha flights (& connections) in July

    Qatar Airways will begin direct thrice-weekly flights between Doha and Perth from 3 July — meaning extra connection options for business travellers heading between WA, Europe, the Middle East and Africa via Qatar's hub in Doha. From Doha, Qatar has over a hundred destinations worldwide, wi...

    POSTED 27 Jan, 2011 3 Comments

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