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Qatar Airways has introduced its flagship Airbus A380 on the Melbourne route as the airline continues its growth story in Australia.
Melbourne is the original home for Qatar Airways in Australia, with the airline adding services to Perth, Sydney and Adelaide in recent years.
Athens is one of Qatar Airways’ most popular destinations in Europe for its Melbourne-based passengers, and the airline offers one of the fastest and most convenient pathways to Greece via its state-of-the-art Hamad International Airport in Doha.
Qatar Airways will further expand its footprint in Greece with the launch of its Mykonos route in 2017-18, bringing the whitewashed paradise islands closer to Australians with a convenient one-stop in Doha.
The A380 aircraft features a luxurious and exclusive First Class Cabin with ultra-wide seats, which recline into a flat bed, two-passenger table extension dining, and designer sleeper suits, flight slippers and amenities.
The 517-seat capacity is spread across twin decks in a tri-class configuration of eight seats in First Class, 48 seats in Business Class and 461 in Economy Class.
Passengers travelling from Melbourne to London and Paris can enjoy the Qatar Airways A380 experience throughout their entire journey to these two European destinations.
Economy Class passengers also benefit with the added spaciousness of the A380, with higher ceilings on the main deck, a wider seat configuration and design to offer more legroom plus contoured headrests.
Passengers travelling from Melbourne can enjoy a comfortable and efficient transit through Qatar Airways’ home and hub, Hamad International Airport. The luxurious and modern airport has more than 40,000 square metres of retail space and restaurant.