Qatar Airways has announced plans to start
operating a fourth route to Germany, the new Stuttgart service is expected to
begin flying from March 2011 and will also see an increase of services on their
other German route Doha –
Munich from daily to 11 services per week.
The full media release from Qatar Airways can be read below:
Qatar Airways Announces Fourth Route In Germany
Flights To Stuttgart Set To Begin In March 2011
Carrier Steps Up Capacity To Munich With Extra Services Next Year
5 October 2010
Qatar Airways Will Fly Three Times A Week To Stuttgart From March 2011
– Qatar Airways has announced plans to expand flights to Germany with the introduction
of scheduled services to Stuttgart and greater capacity to Munich next year.
to be served three-times-a-week, will be the Doha-based carrier’s fourth
destination in Germany. Known as the “cradle of the automobile industry”, flights
to Germany’s sixth largest city will begin on 9 March 2011. At the same time,
Qatar Airways will increase frequency on the Doha – Munich route from daily
flights to 11 services a week using Airbus A330 wide-body aircraft.
comes as Qatar Airways prepares to embark on a huge European expansion drive
with the launch of flights to Nice, Budapest, Bucharest and Brussels over a 10
week-period from November 2010 to January 2011.
Airways’ new flights to Stuttgart and additional services to Munich will see
the airline operate 31- flights-a-week non-stop from Doha to four destinations
across Germany. The carrier already serves Berlin daily and Frankfurt with
next year, Qatar Airways will operate 182 flights a week to cities across
Europe, one of the carrier’s key global markets.
A319 single-aisle aircraft designated to operate the new Stuttgart route
features a capacity of 110 seats – eight in Business Class and 102 in Economy.
The aircraft is equipped with the state-of-the-art Oryx Entertainment system
offering individual TV touch screens in each seat and over 700 audio video
also features OnAir mobile telecommunication technology allowing passengers to
send and receive SMS and MMS messages, as well as browse the web using their
internet-enabled mobile device.
southwest Germany, Stuttgart has a population of around 600,000 people with a
metropolitan area of over five million inhabitants. The city is home to
automobile car giants Porsche and Mercedes-Benz. Porsche is the majority
shareholder of Volkswagen AG, the parent company of Volkswagen Group which owns
luxury car brands Audi, Bentley, Lamborghini and Bugatti.
Airways Will Increase Frequency On Its Munich Flights From March 2011
Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said that the German expansion
was long-awaited and represented the airline’s commitment to one of Europe’s
biggest and strategically important markets.
“I would like to extend my thanks to the German
authorities for providing Qatar Airways with greater access to Germany which
has been a largely underserved market from the Gulf,” said Al
“Munich was our first route in Germany launched in
1998 and since then we have come a long way in the German market with more
routes and more frequencies to give our passengers the choice they deserve.
“Securing Stuttgart and stepping up frequency to
Munich, one of our most popular German routes, is a great boon for the airline.
The market is there and Qatar Airways has been eager to capitalise on it, so we
look forward to further strengthening our position in Germany during 2011. The
new services will offer convenient connections to cities across the Middle East
and Asia Pacific.
“Qatar Airways has a busy few months ahead with
Europe figuring strongly in our expansion plans clearly demonstrating our
commitment to this part of the world,” added Al Baker.
Airways currently operates a modern fleet of 89 aircraft from its Doha hub to
92 key business and leisure cities across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia
Pacific, North and South America.
The Doha – Stuttgart schedules