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Old 8th July 2022, 09:09 AM
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Default Qatar Airways to return to Canberra

As of Oct 1st , Qatar Airways will be returning to Canberra . It will operate a Doha - Melbourne - Canberra service with a B777-300ER on a daily basis , the flight being QR988/ 989 . It previously operated a Doha - Sydney - Canberra service .

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Old 8th July 2022, 11:01 AM
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It has been suggested that both Vic and the ACT used their attraction funds for this flight and tag that would have previously been the DOH-SYD-CBR-SYD-DOH A35K rotation.

It also suggests that the A380 will continue for SYD.
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Old 8th July 2022, 11:24 AM
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The arrival flight time, especially into Canberra is not very friendly. Arrival MEL 23:05; departs MEL 00:35; with arrival in CBR 01:50. Afternoon departure is much more convenient with the aircraft on the ground in CBR for over 12 hours.

More details of the new flight here:

https://simpleflying.com/qatar-airwa...lia-schedules/

Source: Simple Flying
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Old 8th July 2022, 11:33 AM
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During the World Cup though, the flight to Canberra will switch to QR904 / QR905, which friendlier arrival / departure times in Canberra.

QR904 - DOH 1840 - 1855+1 CBR with stopover in Melbourne
QR905 - CBR 2025 - 0535+1 DOH with stopover in Melbourne

More reasonable arrival time and departure time I reckon.
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Old 9th July 2022, 09:29 AM
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Itís amazing I think , how the previous long layover at CBR was an uneconomical issue , however, now itís acceptable to QR because of a ď strategic agreement ď with the VIC government. Whatís they mean ? . Also itís stated CBR offers great connections , whoís going to connect anywhere at 0200 hrs .

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Old 9th July 2022, 12:14 PM
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Yes, I noticed the spin too. Just write the script to fit the circumstance, no matter if it contradicts previous comments. I presume that the Victorian and ACT "attraction" funds must be pretty substantial.
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