Qatar Airways (QR, Doha Hamad Int'l) has announced a codeshare partnership with Deutsche Bahn (DB), the German railway operator, offering its passengers connections to and from eight key destinations in Germany, according to a press release issued by the airline.

The Oneworld carrier currently operates 35 weekly flights between Doha Hamad Int'l and the German cities of Frankfurt Int'l (2x daily), Munich (2x daily), and Berlin Tegel (1x daily). Under the DB deal, Qatar Airways passengers will be able to connect through Frankfurt to German cities like Stuttgart, Nuremberg, Hannover, Leipzig, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Munich, and Hamburg.

“This codeshare agreement between Qatar Airways and Deutsche Bahn further strengthens the ties between Germany and Qatar," said Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker. "We have witnessed significant growing demand between Germany to Qatar and beyond. Our new codeshare destinations not only meet that demand, but provide a service for our valued passengers in Doha, and from dozens of destinations globally to new, exciting places to explore in Germany.”

Berthold Huber, Member of the Management Board for Passenger Transport of DB, said: "We are very pleased to further intensify our successful and long-standing Rail&Fly cooperation with Qatar Airways through our new codeshare agreement. The Qatar Airways and Deutsche Bahn codeshare offers our joint customers a seamless, easy and flexible journey to and from different German cities."

Over 50 other airlines have a Rail&Fly agreement with DB, including Emirates (EK, Dubai Int'l), American Airlines (AA, Dallas/Fort Worth), Cathay Pacific (CX, Hong Kong Int'l), and Lufthansa (LH, Frankfurt Int'l).