In recognition of Qatar Airways commencing their inaugural Auckland to Doha service on Tuesday 07 Feb, we welcome a new Oneworld member airline to our Auckland skies, making this the world’s longest flight operated by the Boeing 777-200 LR (17.5hours).

Expect Qatar Airways to be a key disrupter in the New Zealand and Australian markets, to European destinations in particular. With daily departures ex Auckland (and Sydney/Melbourne) to Doha and seamless connections via the state-of-the-art hub, Hamad International Airport, onto over 150 destinations, currently including 40 European cities, with Skopje, Nice & Sarajevo coming online in 2017, making this one of the fastest growing airlines operating one of the youngest fleets in the world.

Some key facts to get you up to speed:

Award-winning airline:  

  • 2016 Skytrax World’s Best Business Class
  • 2016 SKytrax World’s Best Business Class Lounge
  • 2016 Skytrax Best Airline Staff in the Middle East
  • 2016 Skytrax Best Airport in the Middle East
  • Awarded World’s Best Airline by Skytrax in the last six years (2015, 2012, 2011)
The fleet:
  • A modern fleet with an average aircraft age of five years
  • 189 aircraft (including specialist corporate jet division, Qatar Executive, and freighters)
  • A new aircraft delivered every 10-12 days currently with more than $70B worth of aircraft on order
From Auckland, Business Class on the Boeing 777-200 LR will feature:
  • 42 seats with a 2-2-2 configuration with fully flat bed – 22 inch seat width, 78 inch seat pitch
  • 17 inch, LCD HD touch screen with a choice of 2000 channels (and ability to binge watch complete tv series or film franchises).
  • Michelin star chef Nobu designing many of the meals
  • Giorgio Armani amenity kits and luxurious sleeper suits and slippers
  • Access to Al Mourjan Business Class lounge in Doha (and Qantas Business Lounge at Auckland)
  • 40kg check in baggage allowance
  • NOTE: First Class available ex Australian services only
From Auckland, Economy Class will feature:
  • 217 seats with 3-3-3 configuration – 18.9 inch seat width, 34 inches eat pitch with 10.6 inch LCD HD touch screens
  • Amenity kit including eye mask, tooth brush/paste, ear plugs and socks
  • Self service kiosk with drinks and snacks
  • Access to the Oryx Lounge in Doha for USD55.00 per person
  • 30kg check in baggage allowance
About Hamad International Airport, Doha:
  • Qatar Airways is managing the new airport, designed to help shape Doha as a key regional and global aviation hub.
  • 60 to 90 minute transfer times to Europe
  • An airport designed by an airline with passenger experience in mind
  • Qatar Duty Free offers more than 70 boutiques and luxury brands
  • Indulge at one of more than 30 cafes and restaurants
  • Gym, pool, spa, squash courts for those needing to get your physical fitness fix