Qatar Airways recently launched a new route from Doha to Sydney.
"We are delighted to be able to offer passengers flying from Sydney the opportunity to connect to more than 150 places on our global network via our state-of-the-art airport in Doha," Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker said. "We look forward to taking the people of Sydney to the places they want to go."
The daily direct flights between Doha to Sydney are expected to generate more than $240 million (AUD) for the Australian economy and 3,000 jobs in New South Wales.
As a result, the airline also anticipates an increase in tourism and cargo capacity.
"We’re thrilled to welcome Qatar Airways to Sydney Airport," Sydney Airport Managing Director and CEO Kerrie Mather said. "Qatar Airways is a three-time Skytrax Airline of the Year winner and will provide passengers with more choice, a quality product and seamless connectivity through Doha’s new Hamad International Airport to destinations around the world."
Sydney marks Qatar Airways' third Australian destination as it already offers flights to Melbourne and Perth. Qatar Airways is one of the world's fastest-growing airlines, providing flights to locations across six continents with its modern fleet of 177 aircraft.