Qatar Airways set to increase flights to German cities

Airline CEO says services to Munich, Frankfurt to be upgraded following launch of Stuttgart route
Qatar Airways.
By Andy Sambidge
Mon 07 Mar 2011 06:39 PM

Qatar Airways is poised to dramatically increase its services to German cities as it continues to expand across Europe.

The carrier will increase the number of flights between Doha and Munich from daily to 11 flights a week on March 9.

And towards the end of the month, its Frankfurt route will be upgraded from 10 to 13 flights a week.

On Sunday, Qatar Airways also began flights to Stuttgart as the total number of flights between Qatar and Germany is set to rise from 24 to 34 flights a week.

Qatar Airways is the only Gulf carrier to operate services to Stuttgart, which is its fourth German gateway. The Berlin route remains daily non-stop from Doha.

Akbar Al Baker, CEO, Qatar Airways, said in a statement: “We are delighted to add Stuttgart to our international route network and further enhance our presence in Germany, clearly proving how important this dynamic market is for Qatar Airways.

“This is the start of a busy week for Qatar Airways in Germany.”

Germany is the second largest exporter to Qatar, and Baden-Wuerttemberg takes up a major part of the growing trade exchange.

Recently, Qatar made headlines through its investment vehicle in renowned German companies such as Stuttgart-based automobile giant Porsche.

In January, the airline expanded its European presence with the launch of scheduled flights from Doha to Bucharest, Budapest and Brussels.

The Syrian city of Aleppo will become the carrier’s 100th destination, being launched on April 6.

On June 5, Qatar Airways will commence flights from Doha to the Iranian city of Shiraz, followed by daily flights to Venice on June 15, the airline’s third destination in Italy.

On June 29, Qatar Airways will make its first entry into Canada with thrice-weekly flights to Montreal.

The airline has more than 200 aircraft on order worth over $40 billion.

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