Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Qatar Airways takes off from Melbourne Airport

Qatar Airways takes off from Melbourne Airport
December 9, 2009

Melbourne Airport has welcomed its 25th international airline as premium Middle Eastern airline Qatar Airways commenced direct three-times weekly services to Doha.

The service will become daily from 1st January, further enhancing the strong business and tourism links between Victoria and the Middle East.

Melbourne Airport Chief Executive Chris Woodruff said the Qatar Airways announcement was another major win for Victoria stating "we are delighted to welcome Qatar Airways and thank them for choosing Melbourne as their much-awaited entry point into the Australian market. We are thrilled to have another premium carrier operating from our airport."

Victorian travellers can now fly non-stop direct from Melbourne to Doha then onwards to more than 80 global destinations in Qatar Airways' network across Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South Asia and North America. Ranked five-star for service in every class, Qatar Airways from Melbourne will offer passengers a new standard of airline travel.

"The important role direct international air services provide to Melbourne and Victoria cannot be understated," Woodruff stated, adding "Melbourne Airport is proud to deliver significantly lower charges than our interstate competitors, curfew free 24 hour access and a single terminal precinct. With the opening of the first stage of our new international terminal earlier this month, the airport and Victoria are well-poised for strong international growth over the coming years."

25th September 2008 - DOHA ISLAMIC ARTS MUSEUM SET TO OPEN


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

INTELLIGENZ

Recreation Management Software for managing all your program registrations, facility bookings, membership pass sales and Point of Sale; including detailed reporting, automated customer communication…

read more

Access / Billing / Finance / Marketing / Technology

 
 

SeatGeek Asia Pacific

SeatGeek is a search engine and mobile-focused ticket marketplace that allows fans to buy and sell tickets for live events. As of August 2018, SeatGeek has exited the Australian, New…

read more

Entertainment / Sport / Technology / Ticketing / Venues

 
 

PAYSMART

Headquartered in Brisbane with an Australia-wide network of satellite offices, PaySmart is one of Australia’s largest and longest-standing direct debit billing companies. In 1996 we began…

read more

Access / Billing / Fitness / Technology

 
 

SGL GROUP

SGL is an innovative and progressive lifestyle, leisure and community consulting practice, operated by Phillip Gray and active since 1988. SGL has undertaken an extensive range of sport,…

read more

Aquatics / Consultants / Fitness / Recreation / Sport

 
 

Worldwide Sports Management

Principal Consultant Simon Weatherill has spent the last 20 years developing the world renowned Melbourne Sports Hub, as former Chief Executive Officer of the State Sports Centres Trust…

read more

Aquatics / Consultants / Recreation / Sport / Venues

 
 

revolutioniseSPORT

revolutioniseSPORT is the emerging market leader in online club management in Australia. Whether it is memberships, registrations, events, online sales or governance tools - revolutioniseSPORT is the…

read more

Recreation / Sport / Technology

 
 

SUNBATHER

Solar Pool Heating & Swimming Pool Covers since 1974. Sunbather offer an Australian made product which undergoes continual development to enable you to trust in the Sunbather brand. We deliver a…

read more

Aquatics / Venues

 
 

Smart Connection Consultancy

Smart Connection Consultancy is a boutique sport and recreation consultancy who has become one of Australia’s leading advocates for the use of synthetic sports surfaces as a vehicle to grow…

read more

Consultants / Recreation / Sport / Surfaces

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business