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Qatar Airways touches down in Adelaide

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Qatar Airways’ direct daily flights between Doha and Adelaide begin today, with Tourism Minister Leon Bignell claiming they will add millions to the SA economy and create more than 200 jobs.

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The flight is scheduled to touch down at Adelaide Airport at 3.44pm.

It will be the first time an Airbus A350-900 has landed in Australia, with airport managing director Mark Young describing the plane as “one of the world’s most technologically advanced twin-engine aircraft”.

Qatar also flies to Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.

Minister Bignell said the airline’s expansion into Adelaide would inject about $41 million into South Australia’s economy and create 228 jobs across the state.

“Not only will the Qatar Airways flights bring tourists to South Australia, but the return flights present a chance to fill the A350-900’s cargo with as much as 80 tonnes of premium South Australian produce,” he said.

 

 

 

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