Qatar Airways to increase capacity on German services
Qatar Airways is preparing for huge capacity increases to Germany next month with additional flights to Frankfurt and Munich, together with the introduction of services to Stuttgart – its fourth German gateway.
With two new weekly flights to Frankfurt, four additional services to Munich and the introduction of thrice-weekly flights to Stuttgart, the airline’s German frequency rises from 24 to 33 flights a week. All the flights are non-stop to and from Doha, Qatar Airways’ operational hub. Services to Germany’s capital city Berlin remain at daily.
It is the latest chapter in Qatar Airways’ expansion in Europe, the focus of the airline’s growth during the first three months of 2011. In January alone, Qatar Airways began services to Bucharest, Budapest and Brussels to boost its European presence to 24 cities.
Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said: “This is by far our largest frequency increase being introduced in the German market within a short time frame. “It demonstrates our commitment to Germany, with an expansion of frequency and routes to give the travelling public greater choice and more travel options across our ever-growing network of global destinations via our Doha hub.
“By adding these extra flights, we are responding to strong demand for additional capacity on the Munich and Frankfurt routes. The strengthened services will foster new business and tourism links with the largest economy in the European Union.
Al Baker added that the Boeing 777 is gradually being rolled out on European routes – Madrid and selected flights to London Heathrow and, soon, Frankfurt to offer increased levels of comfort.
Qatar Airways operates a modern fleet of 94 aircraft to 98 business and leisure destinations across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America. The Syrian city of Aleppo becomes the carrier’s 100th destination, being launched on April 6.