Qatar Airways is planning to expand its flights
to Germany with the introduction of scheduled services to
Stuttgart and greater capacity to Munich next year.
Stuttgart, 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
The news 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 between 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 10-flights-a-week.
By March next year, Qatar Airways will operate 182 flights a week
to cities across Europe, one of the carrier’s key global markets.
The Airbus 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
The aircraft 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.
Located in 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.
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