Qatar Airways Allocates A350-1000 To Adelaide

Qatar Airways, which already sends a daily A350-900 into Adelaide, is showing the city even more love by putting the A350-1000 onto the Doha – Adelaide – Doha route fulltime from 29 March 2020.

Sydney and Canberra are picking up Qatar Airways’ first A350-1000 service into Australia when the aircraft starts operating the daily QR906/907 service from 1 November 2019. 

In an interview in September, Qatar Airways CEO, Akbar Al Baker flagged operating the A350-1000s into both Perth and Adelaide sometime in the future. And Adelaide appears to be first taxi off the rank.

What’s the difference? The A350-1000 is a bigger aircraft. It is 13 metres longer than the A350-900. It has a larger cargo and passenger capacity. The A350-1000 can also fly 1100 kilometres further. The A350-900 seats 283 passengers in two cabin classes. The A350-1000 seats 327 passengers. There are 281 economy class seats in a 3-3-3 configuration. These seats have a width of 17.4” and a pitch of 31”-32”. The 46 business class passengers still get the Q Suites in the 1-2-1 configuration.

Passengers will barely notice the difference, but the upsizing of the aircraft is a show of confidence in Adelaide by the Middle Eastern carrier. It’s also interesting that they are deploying their latest premium aircraft on what is essentially a secondary rather than flagship route.

The Doha – Adelaide – Doha Qatar Airways A350-1000 schedule effective 29 March 2020 is:

Flight NoFrequencyTimes
Dep Doha (DOH)QR914Daily20:35
Arr Adelaide (ADL)

17:20 (+1)
Dep Adelaide (ADL)QR915Daily22:10
Arr Doha (DOH)

05:50 (+1)


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