Qatar Airways is now flying one of the most technologically advanced aircraft in the world between Canberra and Doha following the introduction of its Airbus A350-1000 on the daily route.
The A350-1000 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.
Its 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 mimicking a natural sunrise and sunset to help reduce the effects of jet lag.
The aircraft is made from 53 per cent composite material, which allows for lower fuel consumption and carbon emissions per passenger. The A350-1000 aircraft is the first to 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 degree outside view throughout the flight.
The introduction of the new aircraft was another reason for passengers to travel internationally direct from Canberra, according to the Head of Aviation at Canberra Airport, Michael Thomson.
“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.”