Qatar Airways has said that it will increase the number of flights between Berlin from Doha from daily services to 10 weekly flights starting August 12.

It will further increase that to 11 weekly flights between Hamad International Airport and Berlin Brandenberg Airport from September 6.

The airline will use its Boeing 787 aircraft on this route.

Qatar Airways flies to a total of three airports in Germany – Berlin, Frankfurt and Munich – as it maintained services to two cities and helped bring almost 25,000 passengers back to Germany in the early days of the pandemic.

The carrier was chosen to operate the first flight to arrive at the new Southern Runway at Brandenberg Airport in Berlin on November 4, 2020.

“We have made huge efforts to provide options to our passengers in Germany and by increasing our Berlin schedule to 11 flights per week, we now operate 46 flights per week to Doha from our three gateways,” said Akbar Al Baker, group chief executive of Qatar Airways.

It currently flies to over 150 destinations worldwide, connecting through its Doha hub.

“Our passengers in Germany benefit enormously from having not just a world class product from the only Skytrax Five Star Airline in Europe and the Middle East, but a greater choice of destinations, all connected through Hamad International Airport. We are proud to have maintained a constant presence throughout the pandemic, helping to repatriate thousands of Germans  by providing them options to get them home in addition to many charter flights,” added Al Baker.

Last month, Qatar Airways Group reported a record net profit of US$1.54 billion during the fiscal year 2021-22, 200 per cent more than its highest reported profit over the last 25 years that it has been operational. In the fiscal year 2021-22, the airline carried 18.5 million passengers, an increase of 218 per cent over the previous year.