Perth named as Qatar’s next Australian A350 destination

Qatar Airways flight QR914 touches down in Adelaide. (Seth Jaworski)

Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar Al Baker says Perth is the likely next Australian destination to receive the Airbus A350-900. Although Al Baker declined to say when Qatar’s Perth-Doha service – currently served with Boeing 777-300ERs – would switch to the A350, he noted late deliveries of the new … [Read more...]

Adelaide receives Australia’s first A350 flight

Qatar Airways flight QR914 touches down in Adelaide. (Seth Jaworski)

Adelaide has welcomed Australia’s first scheduled Airbus A350-900 passenger flight, with Qatar Airways QR914 touching down in the City of Churches a few minutes before 1600 local time on Tuesday. The inaugural service, operated by A7-ALH, covered the 6,109nm journey between Doha and Adelaide in a little … [Read more...]

Minister unveils first Challenger SAR jets for AMSA

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss has unveiled the first Bombardier Challenger 604 which will replace Aerorescue Dorniers for the Australian Maritime Safety Authority's (AMSA) search and rescue operations. On Wednesday, Truss inspected the first of … [Read more...]