Canberra’s new international carrier, Qatar Airways, has released discount fares to mark its mid-February launch next year.
The airline is set to start daily flights between Canberra and Doha via Sydney from February 13 and today began promoting flights to Europe from $1,215.
However, if you’re quick you may even get better deals as The RiotACT jumped on the site and found one-way ‘economy promo’ flights from Canberra to London on February 13 for $724.21 and from Canberra to Paris for $779.21.
The Qatar website campaign to promote the fares advises prospective passengers to book their tickets by tomorrow – September 5 – for travel between the launch date and March 31 next year.
The new Qatar Airways service starting next February will link Canberra to Qatar’s network of flights into the UK, Europe and South Africa – albeit with two stopovers at Sydney and Doha.
Qatar will use a Boeing 777-300ER for the Canberra-Sydney-Doha flights, with QR907 taking off from Canberra at 1.45 pm to reach Sydney one hour later.
After another hour’s stopover, QR907 will take off at 3.55 pm bound for Doha, where it will land at 10.30 pm.
The QR906 return leg is expected to leave Doha at 8.10 am for a 6.15 am arrival into Sydney the following day; and then on to Canberra for an 8.25 am touchdown.
The new flights will complement Qatar’s current daily QR908/QR909 Airbus A380 flight between Sydney and Doha.
Qatar Airways will be Canberra Airport’s second international carrier, with Singapore Airlines becoming the airport’s first international carrier last September, operating the Canberra-Singapore-Wellington route.
For more details about the Qatar Airway’s discount deals please click here.