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Qatar Airways has marked its seventh anniversary in Melbourne by announcing plans to introduce its superjumbo A380 aircraft from June 30, in order to meet rising passenger demand.

The 517-seater aircraft will increase the airline's current daily capacity by 44 percent on the Melbourne – Doha route to meet the growing demand.

Commenting on the initiative, H.E. Akbar Al Baker, group CEO, Qatar Airways, said, "As we continue to grow apace in Australia, we have seen a clear need to inject additional capacity on the Melbourne service.

We are delighted to introduce our A380 aircraft to Melbourne after seven years of operation to the world's most liveable city."