Canberra Airport welcomes Qatar Airway’s announcement of the recommencement of once-daily connection between Doha and Canberra, via Melbourne, starting 1 October 2022.
Canberra Airport CEO Stephen Byron said. “We appreciate Qatar Airways’ strong support for the Nation’s Capital. The resumption of daily services gives over a million people who reside in Canberra and the wider region direct access to Qatar Airways’ global network of more than 150 destinations.” “It also means that travellers from all over the world will have the opportunity to come and experience what Canberra and the surrounding region has to offer.” “The recommencement of the Qatar Airways service in October is an important milestone for our business and our city. We are a truly internationally connected city once again.”
ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr said today’s announcement that Qatar will resume an international flight out of Canberra (via Melbourne) is the strongest signal yet that our tourism industry is bouncing back. “It’s great news for Canberrans wanting to travel overseas, particularly to Europe, the United Kingdom and the Middle East and it’s a huge boost to our local tourism industry.” “Since the beginning of the pandemic, the ACT Government has remained engaged in discussions with domestic and international airlines to recommence flights or to enter our market as soon as possible.”
“We have achieved a lot of objectives in our recent economic recovery in recent months – with Jetstar commencing very popular services as well as Link and Rex announcing new routes.”
“Pre pandemic the combined efforts the Canberra Airport Group (CAG) and the ACT Government were in full swing to attract more carriers to Canberra. International flights mean more travellers to our city, which is a win for local businesses who benefit from increased tourism, and more airlines are a win for Canberrans who want to travel and business that want to export.”
“Qatar’s return is a welcome vote of confidence in Canberra and the region, an acknowledgement that our market offers close to a million outbound travellers.” Mr Barr said.
This direct service will provide Canberra football fans an easy flight to attend the 2022 FIFA World Cup taking place in Qatar from 21 November to 18 December 2022.
Doha-Canberra Flights Schedule
Flights from Doha will arrive in Canberra at 12.50am daily. There is a short stopover in Melbourne before the aircraft lands in Canberra.
Flights departing Canberra for Doha will leave at 14:30pm daily. There is also a short stopover in Melbourne on this leg of the route.
Canberra passengers will collect their luggage and clear customs and immigration in Canberra.
To book your flights, visit www.qatarairways.com
As of this week, Canberra Airport passenger numbers are back to over 80%.
Head of Aviation, Michael Thomson said, ‘We are more connected than ever – seven airlines serving 13 domestic and one international destination. This is more than double what we were servicing pre-pandemic, and our flight schedule continues to increase.”
“We hope to see Singapore Airlines back in Canberra in the next 6 to 12 months, and we are looking to establish services to New Zealand and the South Pacific.”
“Travel has never been more accessible, and you can now enjoy the airport terminal mask-free.”