Doha, 01 April 2020
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Akbar Al Baker met Hans-Udo Muzel, German envoy to Qatar who expressed his gratitude to Qatar Airways for flying thousands of Germans from all over Asia to their homes in Germany at this crucial time, in spite of the challenges faced in the aviation industry posed by the global pandemic, flight cancellations and various airport closures.
While the government has restricted entry in Germany since 18 March 2020, the airline continues to operate the following flights for German nationals and their family members, as well as other nationals residing in Germany:
- Triple Daily Service to Frankfurt (Airbus A350-900 and Boeing 777-300ER)
- Daily service to Munich (Boeing 777-300ER)
Akbar Al Baker, said on this occasion that “We understand that this is truly a challenging time where everyone’s mission is to reach home safely to see their loved ones. Through our 130 daily flights to more than 65 cities worldwide, we believe in sparing no effort to go the extra mile when it comes to taking our passengers home. We are continuing to work closely with embassies and governments around the world, and wherever, possible we will reinstate or add more flights as needed.”
Hans-Udo Muzel paid his gratitude to Qatar Airways for the work they have done to repatriate German citizens. He said that he wanted to personally thank to Grouip CEO of Qatar Airways, Akbar Al Baker for the support he and his dedicated team have provided in making sure that flights from various destinations in Asia, to Frankfurt, Berlin and Munich have been operating so that families can be reunited back at home.
Qatar Airways recently launched a new commercial policy to allow all passengers the flexibility to alter travel plans up to three days prior to departure for flights booked till 30 September 2020. This flexibility enables passengers to change their travel plans free of charge by altering the dates of their booking or exchanging their ticket for a travel voucher valid for one year. The travel voucher will be equal to the value of their unutilised ticket – plus an additional 10%, excluding statutory taxes. This policy includes award flights.
As an airline, Qatar Airways maintains the highest possible hygiene standards, which include the regular disinfection of aircraft, the use of cleaning products recommended by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the World Health Organization (WHO), and thermal screening of crew.
For more information visit qatarairways.com/travelwithconfidence.