8. October 2013 07:04
Germany’s flagship carrier Lufthansa is currently witnessing a remarkable growth in Qatar. The airline, which has reported a steady passenger growth in the Doha-Frankfurt sector over the past few years, said that it is seeing Qatar emerging as one of the fastest growing markets for premium travel in the GCC countries. Media reports quoted a Lufthansa official as saying that 2011 was the most successful year for the airline in Qatar. Lufthansa is a leading carrier in Europe presently.
According to Lufthansa, the airline carried more than 70,000 passengers to and from Germany and beyond in 2012. The airline said that it registered a huge increase of more than 40 percent last year as compared to 2011. The airline further said that the number of passenger arrivals to Doha for business or leisure purposes was an all time high. This significantly strengthened the airline’s service, which operates daily nonstop flights between Doha and Frankfurt with the help of an Airbus A340 aircraft. With such a fantastic increase now, Lufthansa wants to expand its Doha service further.
Carsten Schaeffer, Lufthansa’s Vice President Sales & Service, South East Europe, Middle East and Africa, said that Qatar has developed as one of the fastest growing markets for premium travel in the GCC nations. He said that the growth in first class passenger numbers is particularly impressive, with the volume nearly doubled within one year. This testifies that the airline’s strategy to invest into brand new First and Business Class products as well as the world’s only dedicated First Class Terminal has been finally paying off.