Qatar Airways begins flights to Stuttgart

Qatar Airways is celebrating the launch of scheduled flights to Stuttgart following the arrival of its inaugural service from Doha to the capital of Baden-Wuerttemberg, which is Germany’s sixth largest city.Qatar Airways is the only Gulf carrier to operate services to Stuttgart.Stuttgart becomes the airline’s fourth German gateway and represents the first step in capacity increase across Germany during March, when additional flights to Frankfurt and Munich will be introduced. The Berlin route remains daily non-stop from Doha.

On board the maiden flight to Stuttgart were Qatar Airways’ chief executive officer Akbar al-Baker and German Ambassador to Qatar Anne Ruth Herkes.
Following the touchdown of Qatar Airways’ inaugural flight QR937 at Stuttgart airport, the aircraft was welcomed by a water salute and met by senior airport officials and local dignitaries.Addressing guests at the airport ceremony in Stuttgart al-Baker said: We are delighted to add Stuttgart to our international route network and further enhance our presence in Germany, clearly proving how important this dynamic market is for Qatar Airways.
Stuttgart, as an attractive business location and driving force behind Germany’s strong economy, is a destination of great appeal and potential for Qatar Airways. Qatar has one of the fastest growing economies in the world and we are delighted to link the two dynamic powerhouses with non-stop flights, fostering business and tourism ties.

This is the start of a busy week for Qatar Airways in Germany. In three days’ time we will increase the number of flights between Doha and Munich from daily to 11 flights a week. Also on March 9, we will once again be participating in the world’s largest travel show ITB in Berlin.And towards the end of the month, our Frankfurt route will be upgraded from 10 to 13 flights a week with some of the services operated by our flagship Boeing 777 aircraft. All in all, frequency of flights between Qatar and Germany will rise from 24 to 34 flights a week, our biggest ever capacity increase to Germany in such a short timeframe.Stuttgart Airport Chief Executive Officer Georg Fundel said: For travellers from Stuttgart, Qatar Airways offers excellent travel options to a wide range of over attractive 60 destinations. The new route via Doha is highly customer-friendly as it is a quick and convenient connection to the entire Gulf region and destinations beyond.

The introduction of thrice-weekly non-stop flights to Stuttgart, together with the airline’s additional German frequencies will take the total number of flights between Qatar and Germany from 24 to 34 services each week.
The Stuttgart route is serviced by an Airbus A319 aircraft featuring eight seats in business class and 102 in economy.

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