Qatar Airways expansion moves to Germany
Qatar Airways will launch a new service to Stuttgart March 6 and will add additional flights to Frankfurt and Munich, greatly increasing the carrier's capacity to Germany.
“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," CEO Akbar Al Baker said in a statement.
Qatar has added thrice-weekly flights to Stuttgart, two additional weekly flights to Frankfurt and four more flights to Munich. In total, the carrier now flies to Germany 33 times each week.
The airline also is in expansion mode elsewhere. It will add a second daily flight to Manchester on June 1 using an Airbus A330, and on April 6, Qatar will add flights to Aleppo, Syria. June 5 will bring new services to Shiraz, its third offering in Iran; new routes to Venice are coming on June 15. It has also been reported that the carrier will add three new flights to Kuala Lumpur on March 27.
Since February 2010, the carrier has launched 12 new routes, which include flights to Budapest, Tokyo, Barcelona, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Phuket and Hanoi.
In the next two years, the carrier is planning an aggressive expansion program and is hoping to add 19 more destinations and more than 20 new aircraft.