Qatar Airways’ first flight to Hamburg Airport (HAM) in Germany landed on Tuesday, 2 July 2024, marking the launch of daily non-stop flights from Hamad International Airport (DOH) in Doha, Qatar.

Hamad International Airport voted this year as “Best Airport and Retail in the World” by Skytrax.

Hamburg became Qatar Airways’ fifth destination in Germany, in addition to Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt and Munich, helping to meet strong demand in the market.

The World’s Best Airline (Skytrax 2024) saw a 62 per cent growth in outbound passengers from Germany in 2023 compared with the previous year.

The new connection further adds to the airline’s route network of more than 170 destinations worldwide, seamlessly connecting travellers from northern Germany to Doha and beyond, while also making the metropolis of Hamburg even more accessible for people from around the world.

The route also supports economic and trade relations between northern Germany, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

The flights are expected to offer up to 11 per cent growth in Hamburg’s cargo sector compared to last year.

The first flight was welcomed on the ground by Dr. Peter Tschentscher, First Mayor of Hamburg, Mr. Ali Al-Boainian, Charge de Affair of the Embassy of the State of Qatar in Berlin, Mr. Thierry Antinori, Chief Commercial Officer Qatar Airways, Eng. Abdulaziz Ali Al-Mawlawi, CEO Visit Qatar, H.E. Lothar Freischlader, German Ambassador to the State of Qatar, Christian Kunsch, Hamburg Airport CEO, and Dr. Malte Heyne, CEO of the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce.

Hamburg Airport is the oldest commercial airport in the world and the city is a key hub for global trade and business travel.

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