Qatar Airways is resuming services to Adelaide starting from 16 August 2020.
The South Australian capital will become the airline’s fifth destination in Australia to resume flights, making Qatar Airways the only international carrier currently servicing five major cities in Australia.
“We are excited to resume services to Adelaide, highlighting our ongoing commitment to the Australian market during this difficult period,” says Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker.
With the largest global network in the region and the Best Airport in the Middle East offering seamless and efficient connectivity to destinations across the world, they have been the airline of choice for many Australian Embassies to help bring Australians home.
Australian Government data (BITRE) showed during the peak of repatriation efforts, the airline helped take home almost ten times more passengers in and out Australia than other airlines.
“We are proud to have been one of the few airlines to never stop services to Australia, even expanding our Australian operations during the crisis, to help repatriate over 170,000 Australians and international travellers with their loved ones and transporting hundreds of tonnes of cargo to maintain vital supply chains for Australian agriculture exporters.
“This is a great vote of confidence in South Australia, and a very positive first step in reinstating services for when our international borders open. Qatar Airways has been a growing brand flying into Adelaide for a number of years helping to service important markets to and from Europe, so it is terrific to see flights back in the air and see some early optimistic news from the sector,” says South Australia Premier, The Hon Steven Marshall MP.
Qatar Airways Cargo has operated a large number of charters and freight-only passenger aircraft to support Australian exporters and transport essential medical supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic.
It also introduced twice-weekly Boeing 777 freighters to Melbourne and Perth in April 2020 in response to the demand for Australian fresh produce and pharmaceuticals.
With the resumption of flights to Adelaide, Qatar Airways will operate 23 passenger flights per week to Australia:
● Two weekly flights to Adelaide
● Three weekly flights to Brisbane
● Four weekly flights to Perth
● Daily flights to Melbourne
● Daily flights to Sydney
Qatar Airways continues to lead the recovery of international air travel with the airline rebuilding its network to more than 500 weekly flights to over 75 destinations.
Qatar Airways’ onboard safety measures for passengers and cabin crew include the provision of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for cabin crew and a complimentary protective kit and disposable face shields for passengers.
Business Class passengers on aircraft equipped with Qsuite can enjoy the enhanced privacy this award-winning business seat provides, including sliding privacy partitions and the option to use a ‘Do Not Disturb (DND)’ indicator.
For full details of all the measures that have been implemented onboard and in HIA, please visit qatarairways.com/safety.
To ensure travellers can plan their travel with peace of mind, the airline has also extended its booking policies to offer even more choice to its passengers.
The airline will allow unlimited date changes, and passengers can change their destination as often as they need if it is within 5,000 miles of the original destination.
The airline will not charge any fare differences for travel completed before 31 December 2020, after which fare rules will apply.
All tickets booked for travel up to 31 December 2020 will be valid for two years from the date of issuance.
For more info, head to https://www.qatarairways.com/en/travel-with-confidence.html.