Doha, QATAR – Qatar Airways is expanding operations in Germany by stepping up frequency between Doha and Berlin to daily scheduled services, effective February 1.
From four to seven flights a week, the award-winning airline will offer business and leisure travellers to and from Berlin with more greater choice and more convenience.
The additional frequencies will also offer passengers with immediate connections in Doha, to Qatar Airways’ extensive network of flights covering the Middle East, Africa, Indian Subcontinent and Far East.
With the extra flights into Berlin Tegel International Airport – a route which was launched just over two years ago – Qatar Airways’ capacity to Germany will now step up to 24 flights a week spread across Frankfurt, Berlin and Munich.
The route will continue to be operated with an Airbus A319 in a two-class configuration of eight seats in Business and 102 in Economy. Qatar Airways remains the only airline from the Gulf region to fly to Berlin, one of Europe’s historic and most fascinating cities.
Qatar Airways Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker said he was delighted to see yet another capacity hike, which will facilitate closer ties between Qatar and Germany.
“The Berlin route has performed exceptionally well since its launch two years ago and we are pleased to strengthen our presence in the German market, which already includes 10 services a week to Frankfurt and daily flights to Munich.”
Al Baker added that the increase in number of flights between Doha and Berlin will give more passengers the opportunity to use Qatar Airways’ award-winning Premium Terminal at Doha International Airport. The terminal is for exclusive use of Qatar Airways’ First and Business Class passengers departing from Doha or transiting through the city.
The Premium Terminal features a Five-Star welcome and check in service, as well as a variety of top-end facilities including spa treatments and jacuzzis, exclusive duty-free shopping, a state-of-the-art business centre and fine dining options. Built in just nine months, the US$90 million terminal is the world’s first commercial passenger building dedicated to First and Business Class passengers.
Qatar Airways currently operates a modern fleet of 60 Airbus and Boeing aircraft to 81 destinations worldwide.
Beginning March 31, Qatar Airways will launch services from Doha to the southern Chinese industrial city of Guangzhou and expand the number of flights to a host of other destinations in the airline's rapidly growing network.
| The Doha – Berlin schedules, effective 1 February 2008 are: -|
Depart Doha International Airport
Mon, Tue, Thur, Sat QR057 at 1250, arrive Berlin at 1725
Wed, Fri, Sun QR055 at 0205, arrive Berlin at 0640
Depart Berlin Tegel International Airport
Mon, Tue, Thur, Sat QR058 at 2205, arrive Doha International Airport at 0555 (the following day)
Wed, Fri, Sun QR056 at 1130, arrive Doha International Airport at 1920
Qatar Airways is one of only six airlines in the world with a Five Star ranking for service and excellence awarded by Skytrax, the independent aviation industry monitoring agency. Skytrax also named Qatar Airways’ cabin crew as Best in the Middle East for the fifth year running in 2007 following a survey of more than 15 million passengers worldwide. For more information, log onto www.qatarairways.com
Doha-based Qatar Airways will have a fleet of 110 aircraft by 2013 – almost double the existing size. Qatar Airways has ordered 80 Airbus A350s, 60 Boeing 787s and 32 Boeing 777s, with deliveries of the latter having started in November 2007. The airline is a launch customer of the twin-deck Airbus A380 ‘super jumbos’ with five aircraft on order and scheduled for delivery from 2010. Qatar Airways moves to the New Doha International Airport in 2009, when the first phase of the new facility opens. For more information, visit www.ndiaproject.com
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