Qatar Airways expands codeshare with BA
Qatar Airways has further expanded its partnership with British Airways with a new codeshare agreement designed to give travellers a wider choice of flights and an enhanced network.
With the launch of British Airways’ non-stop service between London and Doha, travellers will benefit from seven daily flights from Heathrow, improving connectivity onto each airline’s network. The expanded code-share network will now also include all BA flights within the UK, covering Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Leeds, Bradford, Manchester and Newcastle.
In addition, Qatar Airways will codeshare on a number of routes from London Heathrow to Europe, including all services to Dublin in Ireland; Hamburg and Stuttgart in Germany; Luxembourg; Basel in Switzerland; Bilbao, Malaga, Ibiza and Palma in Spain; Lisbon and Faro in Portugal; and Billund in Denmark.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Akbar Al Baker, said: “Following the recent news of our joint business agreement with British Airways, we are pleased to further strengthen our relationship with the announcement of these additional code-share flights across Europe, which will enhance our commercial cooperation and strengthen our competitive offering in the market.”
This code-share follows a joint business agreement between the two carriers, which came into effect on 30 October 2016, the same date as the first direct scheduled daily British Airways flight between Heathrow and Doha. As part of the agreement, all non-stop flights between the UK and Doha will operate under the code-share agreement allowing both oneworld carriers to provide passengers with better links between the UK, Asia, Middle East and Africa.
Passengers connecting through Qatar Airways’ hub at Hamad International Airport can enjoy a comfortable and efficient transit. The luxurious and modern airport has more than 40,000 square metres of retail space and restaurants including more than 70 retail and 30 food and beverage outlets, as well as a 25-metre swimming pool, gym, hotel and spa.