To celebrate the launch of Qatar Airways’ inaugural flight to Canberra, Australia, Qatar Airways Nepal hosted a press conference with the Australian Ambassador Peter Greme Budd, Qatar Ambassador Yousef Mohammed Al-Hail and Country Manager Jay Prakash Nair.
At the press conference, Nair highlighted the award-winning airline’s robust expansion plans as well as its commitment to bring more travellers to Australia, and to connecting Canberrans to its extensive global network via the award-winning Hamad International Airport (HIA) in Doha.
Australian Ambassador Peter Greme Budd said, “We appreciate Qatar Airways’ strong support for the nation’s capital. An airline of this stature will further boost Canberra’s reputation as a leading tourist destination, on the back of record numbers of international visitors coming in 2017, and Lonely Planet nominating the city among the top three destinations for 2018.”
The launch of a daily service to Canberra increases the airline’s number of flights a week into the country to 42. Qatar Airways already operates daily services to Adelaide, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. The Canberra service will also stop in Sydney, where passengers can disembark, creating a second daily flight into the popular destination.