Published On: Mon, Jan 19th, 2015

Al Baker, German Transport Official Discuss Cooperation Ties

Akbar Al Baker , Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive   with Katherina Reiche, Germany's parliamentary state secretary of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructures.

Akbar Al Baker , Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive with Katherina Reiche, Germany’s parliamentary state secretary of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructures.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker met in Frankfurt with Katherina Reiche, Germany’s parliamentary state secretary of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, on the sidelines of the inauguration ceremony of the A350 aircraft.
The two sides discussed the mutual interests and growth of the aviation industry and related sectors between Qatar and Germany, the airline said in a press release issued on Monday. The exchange highlighted the incremental commitment of Qatar to Germany to increase its ties with the country, and provide more opportunities for the Central European nation.
The Qatari carrier hosted a celebratory dinner with key dignitaries, stakeholders and trade members in the travel industry on the back of the highly successful launch of its first A350 commercial service to Frankfurt.
Qatar Airways selected Frankfurt as its first A350 destination as it currently flies to the city double-daily, and underscores the long tenure of the route on the airline’s network as it first started flying to the German city in 2002.
In a separate development, Qatar Airways Cargo has launched its seventh freighter destination in India with service commencing to Ahmedabad starting Feb. 3.
The twice weekly Airbus A330 freighter service will depart Doha on Tuesdays and Fridays with a stop in Mumbai before heading to Ahmedabad. Departure from Ahmedabad to Doha is scheduled on the same day.
“We are looking forward to commencing operations to Ahmedabad – our seventh freighter destination in India,” Qatar Airways Chief Officer Cargo Ulrich Ogiermann said, adding: “We already carry cargo on the lower deck of daily passenger flights to this city and being the only international carrier to provide freighter services to Ahmedabad, we will be able to provide even more capacity into and out of this important industrial city and to the state of Gujarat.” Qatar Airways Cargo also launched 11 dedicated freighter destinations in 2014, including Delhi and Hyderabad in India. In 2015, the airline has commenced operations to the Swiss city of Basel and launched the Pharma Express route, linking the pharmaceutical hubs of Brussels and Basel via Doha to the expanding network.

Source : Qatar News Agency

About the Author

Web Development CompanyTechyPros