Qatar Airways now offers daily non-stop flights between Doha and Hamburg – the 49th European destination served by Qatar’s national carrier, and fifth destination in Germany.

The first flight to Hamburg Airport (HAM) in Germany has landed yesterday, 1 July, marking the launch of daily non-stop flights from Hamad International Airport (DOH).

Hamburg becomes Qatar Airways’ fifth destination in Germany, in addition to Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt and Munich, helping to meet strong demand in the market. Qatar Airways, hailed as World’s Best Airline (Skytrax 2024), saw a 62% 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, Ali Al-Boainian, Charge de Affair of the Embassy of the State of Qatar in Berlin, Thierry Antinori, Chief Commercial Officer Qatar Airways, Eng Abdulaziz Ali Al-Mawlawi, CEO Visit Qatar, HE 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.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Officer, Eng Badr Mohammed Al-Meer, said that the new route is expected to enhance economic and trade ties between Qatar and Germany. ‘With our centrally-located hub in Doha, we are well positioned to be able to facilitate exports from East to West and vice versa, and we look forward to seeing the growth of this route over the coming years from the World’s Best Airport and with the World’s Best Airline.’

First Mayor of Hamburg, Peter Tschentscher, also highlighted the significance of good flight connections for the city’s economy, science, and culture. ‘Hamburg is an international city with centuries-old trade relations with all continents. Good flight connections via Hamburg Airport Helmut Schmidt are important for the economy, science and culture of the Hanseatic city.’

With its central location, Hamad International Airport in Doha, is an ideal connecting point for long-distance travel from Germany. The Qatar Airways route network includes popular long-haul destinations for German travellers, such as the Maldives, Singapore, Philippines, Bangkok and Cape Town, as well as some hidden gems such as Goa in India, Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and Chengdu in China. The flight times to popular long-haul destinations are optimally coordinated with flight connections ensuring a seamless travel experience for all passengers.

Flight Schedule to Hamburg:

Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday (all local time)

  • Doha (DOH) to Hamburg (HAM) – QR89 Departure 08:35, Arrival 14:10
  • Hamburg (HAM) to Doha (DOH) – QR90 Departure 15:40, Arrival 22:40
Every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday (all local time)
  • Doha (DOH) to Hamburg (HAM) – QR91 Departure 02:15, Arrival 07:50
  • Hamburg (HAM) to Doha (DOH) – QR92 Departure 09:20, Arrival 16:20
For more information and to book your flight, visit www.qatarairways.com or download the app.

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