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. Services to Germany’s capital city Berlin remain at daily.
The introduction of flights to the German car
manufacturing city of Stuttgart from March 6 signals the first
wave of expansion taking place in the country over a three-week
Stuttgart, the capital of the state of
Baden-Württemberg, is known as the cradle of the automotive
industry and is the economic powerhouse of Germany – home to many
international companies such as Porsche, Daimler AG and Bosch. The
route will be operated in a two-class 110-seat Airbus A319, with
eight seats in Business and 102 in Economy.
capacity increase on the Frankfurt route, up from 10 flights a
week, effective 27 March, selected services will be operated using
the airline’s flagship Boeing 777 long-haul aircraft. The aircraft
features 42 Business Class seats with a pitch of 78 inches and
convert to lie-flat 180 degree beds.
The existing daily
Doha – Munich route will continue to be operated with an Airbus
A330. The increased capacity to 11 weekly flights each week, takes
effect from 9 March 2011.
The Doha – Berlin route remains a
daily operation and continues to be operated with an Airbus A320
in a two-class configuration.
“This is by far our largest frequency
increase being introduced in the German market within a short time
frame,” said Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker. “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.”
By 2013, Qatar
Airways plans to serve over 120 key business and leisure
destinations worldwide with a modern fleet of more than 120 aircraft.
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