Qatar Airways launches flights to Hamburg

Written By Mark

Qatar Airways has announced the arrival of its first aircraft to Hamburg Airport in Germany, inaugurating its daily direct flights from Hamad International Airport in Doha to Hamburg, its fifth destination, after Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt and Munich, thus enhancing the Qatari carrier’s contribution to meeting the growing demand for travel to Germany.

The new flights to Hamburg will strengthen Qatar Airways’ network of more than 170 destinations worldwide, and will allow passengers from northern Germany to connect to various parts of the world via Doha. In addition, Qatar Airways’ new flights will provide a seamless travel experience for passengers from around the world to Hamburg.
The launch of this new route will also contribute to strengthening economic and trade relations between Northern Germany and Asia, Africa and the Middle East. The flights are expected to achieve an 11 percent growth in the air cargo sector in Hamburg compared to last year.
The inaugural flight was welcomed at Hamburg Airport by Dr. Peter Tschentscher, Mayor of Hamburg, Mr. Ali Al Buenain, Chargé d’Affaires of the Embassy of the State of Qatar in Berlin, Mr. Thierry Antinori, Chief Commercial Officer of Qatar Airways, Eng. Abdulaziz Ali Al Mawlawi, CEO of Visit Qatar, His Excellency Mr. Lothar Freischlader, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the State of Qatar, as well as Mr. Christian Künsch, CEO of Hamburg Airport, and Dr. Malte Heine, CEO of the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, M. Badr Mohammed Al Meer, said: “We are delighted to welcome the iconic city of Hamburg to our growing network. Hamburg, our fifth and newest destination in Germany, is a key market for Qatar Airways. As Qatar and Germany continue to strengthen their bilateral relations, we are delighted to launch this new route, which will further support the economic and trade relations between our two countries. Through our hub and operations in Doha, Qatar Airways facilitates exports from East to West and vice versa. We look forward to the growth of these flights in the years to come, from the best airport in the world with the best airline in the world.”
Dr Peter Tschentscher, Mayor of Hamburg, said: “Hamburg is an international city with long-standing trade links to all continents. Therefore, strengthening air connectivity via Hamburg Airport is important for the city from an economic, scientific and cultural perspective. As one of the best and most modern airlines, Qatar Airways now adds Hamburg to its growing network of more than 170 destinations worldwide by offering daily flights between Hamburg and Doha. I would like to thank all those involved in the cooperation between our airport and Qatar Airways and wish these new flights, which connect Hamburg to the rest of the world, every success.”
Qatar Airways Chief Commercial Officer, Mr. Thierry Antinori, said: “Qatar Airways continues to deliver its award-winning service to passengers from all over the world through Hamad International Airport, which was voted ‘World’s Best Airport’ and ‘World’s Best Airport for Shopping’ at the 2024 Skytrax World Airport Awards. The launch of flights to Hamburg, Germany, is a testament to this commitment. We are delighted to offer our passengers from northern Germany our exceptional service on board the world’s best and most comfortable aircraft to travel to their favourite destinations, whether for business or leisure.”
Hamad International Airport in Doha is an ideal hub for long-haul travel from Germany due to its strategic location. Qatar Airways’ network includes many popular destinations for travelers from Germany, including the Maldives, Singapore, the Philippines, Bangkok and Cape Town, as well as some amazing destinations such as Goa in India, Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and Chengdu in China.