Qatar Airways has released its flagship Airbus A380 on the Melbourne route as the airline proceeds its development tale in Australia.

Melbourne is the first dwelling for Qatar Airways in Australia, with the airline adding solutions to Perth, Sydney and Adelaide in latest a long time.

To celebrate the new A380 support, the a number of Skytrax Airline of the 12 months winner has collaborated with chef and restauranteur George Calombaris to build an spectacular inflight menu showcasing his signature Greek-motivated dishes for To start with and Enterprise Class travellers flying among Melbourne and Doha from one July to thirty September 2017.

People’s flavor buds change at thirty,000 toes, which means the menu should pack highly effective flavours. Chef Calombaris has captured this by which includes dishes these types of as wholesome Hellenic grain salad, tuna, and tahini yoghurt as a cold appetiser “Gazi” lamb moussaka as a main system, as properly as lighter possibilities these types of as “Jimmy Grants” souvlaki of pastourma beef short rib, pickles and mustard aioli and Greek Salad served with dashi yoghurt and poached prawns. Calombaris’ signature “Hellenic Republic” risogalo (Greek rice pudding with Murray River salted caramel) will provide the sweet ending to the meal.

“I am fired up to workforce up with Qatar Airways on this project. It is the to start with time I am placing my foodstuff on an airline’s inflight menu. At the end of the working day, we want travellers to be amazed by not only the impeccable Qatar Airways cabin crew support, the convenience of their seats and the spectacular onboard lounge, but also the delightful foodstuff we will be serving them while in the air,” claimed Calombaris.

Athens is 1 of Qatar Airways’ most preferred destinations in Europe for its Melbourne-based travellers, and the airline gives 1 of the speediest and most convenient pathways to Greece by using its state-of-the-art Hamad Intercontinental Airport in Doha. Qatar Airways will more grow its footprint in Greece with the start of its Mykonos route in 2017-eighteen, bringing the whitewashed paradise islands nearer to Australians with a convenient 1-end in Doha.

The collaboration among Qatar Airways and Calombaris is intended to mark the arrival of the A380 aircraft in Melbourne on one July, which will enhance Qatar Airways’ recent day-to-day capability on the Doha-Melbourne route by forty four for each cent.

The A380 aircraft characteristics a deluxe and special To start with Class Cabin with ultra-extensive seats, which recline into a flat bed, two-passenger desk extension eating, and designer sleeper suits, flight slippers and features. Passengers travelling in Qatar Airways’ award-profitable Enterprise Class can also take pleasure in immediate aisle access with the one-2-one seat configuration and a suite of entertainment possibilities which includes onboard Wi-Fi, preserving them absolutely connected to while up in the air.

In addition, travellers in To start with and Enterprise Class can take it easy and socialise at the on-board lounge found on the higher deck of the aircraft.

The 517-seat capability is distribute throughout twin decks in a tri-class configuration of 8 seats in To start with Class, forty eight seats in Enterprise Class and 461 in Economy Class, showcasing world class features and to start with price solutions that set it apart from other aircraft. Passengers travelling from Melbourne to London and Paris can take pleasure in the Qatar Airways A380 encounter in the course of their full journey to these two European destinations.

Economy Class travellers also profit with the additional spaciousness of the A380, with larger ceilings on the main deck, a wider seat configuration and structure to present much more legroom plus contoured headrests.

Passengers travelling from Melbourne can take pleasure in a comfortable and effective transit by means of Qatar Airways’ dwelling and hub, Hamad Intercontinental Airport. The deluxe and modern day airport has much more than forty,000 square metres of retail area and dining establishments which includes much more than 70 retail and thirty foodstuff and beverage shops, as properly as a 25-metre swimming pool, fitness center, lodge and spa. Quality travellers can also take pleasure in resting in two award-profitable lounges,the Al Safwa To start with Lounge and the Al Mourjan Enterprise Lounge. The former is the to start with world’s to start with airline lounge to be accorded the 7 Star To start with Lounge Award by the 7 Stars Luxury Hospitality and Life style Awards, famed as the ‘Oscars of Luxury’.

Travellers who would like to transform their transit into a stopover encounter can also take gain of no cost luxurious lodge stays and complimentary transit visas presented in partnership with the Qatar Tourism Authority. Transiting travellers can examine the several highlights Doha has to present – from the world-renowned Museum of Islamic Artwork to the Katara Cultural Village, or desert safaris and abustling cosmopolitan city scape.

Identified for introducing business firsts, Qatar Airways is 1 of the speediest-expanding airlines working 1 of the youngest fleets in the world. Qatar Airways has a modern day fleet of 200 aircraft flying to much more than one hundred fifty crucial enterprise and leisure destinations throughout six continents. New destinations being introduced in 2017 include Good, France Chiang Mai, Thailand Dublin, Ireland and Skopje, Macedonia.

Each day Flight Schedule:

MELBOURNE-DOH QR905 Departs: 21:forty Arrives: 05:25 (+one)

DOH-MELBOURNE QR904 Departs: twenty:10 Arrives: 19:05 (+one)

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