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Enjoy unprecedented comfort from Melbourne to Manchester with Qatar Airways. Our cabin crew will tend you throughout, and you can stretch out in spacious seating while enjoying our delicious cuisine. With a great selection of onscreen entertainment on offer on our modern fleet of aircraft, long-haul flights have never been so comfortable and enjoyable.
England’s old capital of northern industry during the Industrial Revolution has transformed itself into an exciting modern city, full of cultural and historic attractions. It has a thriving music and arts scene and some of the best restaurants in the UK. The shopping opportunities are legendary, and Manchester also boasts world-class museums and galleries. Explore this cutting-edge and proud city with Qatar Airways and you’ll not be disappointed.
This award-winning airport is one of the most popular in Australia, taking business and leisure travellers to destinations all over the globe. Qatar Airways flights from Melbourne take you to our hub in Doha, and the sheer comfort and luxury of Melbourne Airport means that your journey is a pleasure from the very start.
Aboriginal art decorates the airport terminals, while modern shopping options provide you with those last-minute gifts and souvenirs.
Transportation and parking
Short-term parking is available close to the main terminal, while longer-term options are also available. Business parking is just a few metres from the main building, and pick-up and drop-off points are located outside the main entrances.
A bus service runs from the long-term parking area to the main terminal. The Skybus to, and from, the airport runs from the city centre every 15 minutes, while other bus services run throughout the day. Taxis are plentiful, and a pre-book limousine service and car rental are also on offer.
Arriving in Melbourne
Qatar Airways flights from Melbourne depart from Terminal 2, which handles all outbound international flights. An expansion scheme was completed in 2012, providing greater space for retail outlets and passenger lounges.
Because Qatar Airways uses the new A380 Airbus, most departures will be from Gate 9 and11.
Facilities and amenities
The Air Lounge in Terminal 2 offers passengers a relaxing location to grab a quick bite before boarding their Qatar Airways flight from Melbourne.
A number of Australian produce outlets are also located in Terminal 2, as well as luxury accessories retailers and shops selling everything from surfing paraphernalia to perfumes and watches. There is also a large number of food options, from small cafés to excellent restaurants serving international cuisine.
Home to one of the most famous football teams in the world, Manchester is the powerhouse of the north of England, and an up-and-coming communication and broadcasting hub that is now also home to BBC. Fly to Manchester with Qatar Airways and you’ll have the chance to explore this thriving city and all it has to offer.
Manchester is well known for its lively entertainment, music and theatre scene, but just a few miles from its busy centre is some of England’s most beautiful countryside, including the Wirral, the Lake District and the Peak District. A flight to Manchester with Qatar Airways gives you the opportunity to discover the delights of the north-west of England for yourself.
The Museum of Science and Industry and the waterways of the Manchester Ship Canal give you a fascinating glimpse into the city’s past as the epicentre of the Industrial Revolution.
For football fans (and particularly those of MUFC), a tour around the legendary turf of Old Trafford is an essential stop.
Manchester has plenty of museums and cultural attractions, including the Gallery of English Costume, the Imperial War Museum North, and the People’s History Museum.
The eponymous Manchester Museum contains a selection of more ancient exhibits dating to the time of the dinosaurs and Ancient Egypt.
Flights to Manchester with Qatar Airways land at Manchester Airport’s Terminal 2. Visa restrictions for entry into the country will depend on your country of origin, length of stay and whether your trip is for business or pleasure.
Before you fly to Manchester please check the visa and passport requirements.
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