“The new daily direct service is a great opportunity for South Australia to further strengthen our growing international reputation as a must-see tourism destination. Not only will the Qatar Airways flights bring tourists to South Australia, but the return flights present the chance to fill the A350-900’s cargo holds with as much as 80 tonnes of premium South Australian produce,” said Leon Bignell, Tourism Minister, South Australia.
The much-anticipated direct service from Doha to Adelaide marks the start of the airline’s daily flights to Adelaide, which are estimated to generate an extra $41 million into South Australia’s visitor economy and create 228 jobs across the state.
It will also be the first time the most modern aircraft has ever landed in Australia.
Adelaide is the fourth Australian city - along with Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth to be served by Qatar Airways.