Qatar Airways have tonight commenced their A380 services into Sydney. The Doha-based carrier has previously been operating their 777-300ER on the route and has now upgraded the flight to their pride and joy A380.
In terms of passenger comfort passengers will be very happy with what the A380 offers, especially in first and business class.
The 777 previously operating the route did not have a first class cabin so travellers wanting more than business class will be very happy to first class available direct to Doha.
Qatar also has a brilliant business class product on their A380 which is known as ‘Reverse Herringbone’ seating. I flew these seats on their A350, and the business seating is identical.
Qatar also has their popular in-flight bar on their A380 which serves some rather high-end alcohol.
Now all the ME3 (Middle Eastern 3, Emirates, Etihad, and Qatar) operate their A380 to Sydney. I’d say Qatar felt the pressure operating an old product on a very popular route 😉
This is also a unique service for Qatar as it’s their first long-haul scheduled flight with their A380. The airline only previously flew the aircraft to London and Bangkok.
It’s fantastic to see Qatar fly their A380 into Sydney. Hopefully, Melbourne will get an upgrade next as Etihad and Emirates have upgraded that route and competition is fierce in the Middle East. So who knows what’s to come?
I’ll most likely be reviewing Qatar first in a few weeks so stay tuned for that.
Featured image – Bernard Proctor