Canberra Airport is set to welcome the “most technologically advanced aircraft in the skies,” the Qatar Airways Airbus A350-1000. It will land in Canberra for the first, local, commercial flight at 8:40am on Friday 1 November 2019.
The A350-1000 is designed to ensure that travellers are comfortable and arrive at their destination refreshed. It has the widest cabin body of any class, larger windows for an extra spacious feel and the widest seats of any jetliner in its category, with extra legroom and the largest overhead bins.
Michael Thomson, Head of Aviation at Canberra Airport, says this is another great reason for passengers to travel internationally directly from Canberra Airport. “We are excited to welcome this state-of-the-art aircraft which adds more comfort for international travellers heading to Doha and the rest of the world with Qatar Airways on flights from Canberra seven days a week.”
The A350-1000’s advanced air system technology delivers optimal cabin air quality, renewing air every two-to-three minutes for more comfort and less fatigue. Low ambient cabin noise level creates a more peaceful journey with LED mood lighting (with 16.7 million colours) which mimic a natural sunrise and sunset to help reduce the effects of jet lag.
It’s made from 53% composite material, which allows for lower fuel consumption and carbon emissions per passenger. It’s also technologically advanced as the first aircraft to systematically offer internet connectivity, providing passengers with a global broadband connection and cameras on the tail and belly of the aircraft that provide passengers with a 360° outside view throughout the flight.