Qatar Airways has today launched an agreement with Deutsche Bahn to add Fly &
Rail to its services in Germany. The deal will allow passengers connections to
some 6,000 German railway stations.
Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways' Chief Executive Officer, expressed his delight at being able to offer this new service:
"Together with Deutsche Bahn, Qatar Airways will now be able to offer
passengers access not only to Frankfurt and Munich Airport , but to 14 further
airports all over Germany. Passengers can book connections to other cities'
airports such as Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne, Dresden, Duesseldorf, Hanover, and
even Basel in Switzerland, when they buy their ticket to Germany with Qatar
"In addition to offering connections to more cities which have airports this deal
also gives passengers a chance to have rail connections to some 6,000 railway
stations in Germany, covering a network of some 40,000 kilometres of rail track.
"Having one ticket for both air- and rail-travel makes the paperwork easy and
convenient for the passenger, and travelling with both Qatar Airways and
Deutsche Bahn, will ensure excellent service, reliability, and comfort throughout
the entire journey.
"Fly & Rail is a realistic alternative to domestic flights, as the number of
destinations accessible on the rail network far exceeds the number of airports in
Germany, and chances are that the Deutsche Bahn can get you a lot closer to
your chosen destination than a domestic flight could," Mr. Al Baker said.
The Fly & Rail product is available from the affiliated travel agents with immediate
effect. The product is available for the entire Deutsche Bahn network, and is valid
on all train services, including the fast ICE.
Connections will be available to the following German and Swiss airports: Basel,
Berlin, Bremen, Dresden, Duesseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hanover, Cologne,
Leipzig/ Halle, Munich, Munster, Nuremberg, and Stuttgart.
Both German Qatar Airways destinations have ideal railway
links, Frankfurt's long distance train station is about 5 minutes walk from Baggage claim. Also Munich
airport has its own railway station. Qatar Airways currently offers 11 direct flights per week from Doha to Frankfurt
Qatar Airways flight QR023 leaves Doha on Mondays and Thursdays at 12.15 hrs,
arriving in Frankfurt at 18.00 hrs. On Tuesdays and Saturdays, QR027 leaves Doha
at 01.00 hrs, arriving in Frankfurt at 06.45 hrs. On Wednesdays QR027 departs
from Doha International Airport at 00.55 hrs, arriving in Frankfurt at 06.40 hrs, and
on Fridays, QR023 leaves Doha at 12.05 hrs, arriving at Frankfurt International
airport at 17.50 hrs.
Return flights from Frankfurt to Doha leave daily, except for Sundays. QR024
leaves Frankfurt on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays at 22.30 hrs, arriving in
Doha at 05.40 hrs the following morning. On Tuesdays and Saturdays flight QR028
leaves Frankfurt at 11.55 hrs, arriving in Doha at 19.05 hrs, and on Wednesday
flight QR028 departs Frankfurt at 14.40 hrs, arriving at Doha International Airport at
Flights from Doha to Munich leave on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays (QR003)
at 12.05 hrs, arriving in Munich at 17.20 hrs. On Wednesdays and Sundays QR009
leaves Doha at 01.25 hrs, arriving in Munich at 06.40hrs.
Return flight QR004 from Munich leaves on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays at
22.35 hrs, arriving in Doha at 05.30hrs the next morning, and on Wednesdays and
Sundays flight QR010 leaves Munich Airport at 12.15hrs, arriving at Doha
International Airport at 19.10hrs.