QATAR AIRWAYS AND BRITISH AIRWAYS ANNOUNCE JOINT BUSINESS AGREEMENT

DOHA, – Qatar Airways and British Airways’ parent company, International Airlines Group (IAG), Thursday, announced a joint business agreement, that will come into effect on Oct 30.

The joint business will benefit customers by offering a wider choice of flights, an enhanced network, greater

choice of fares and superior benefits for members of their frequent flyer programmes.

The partnership between Qatar Airways and British Airways, will allow the carriers to provide passengers with better links and an even more seamless travel experience, between the UK, Asia, Middle East and Africa.

The joint business will see the two airlines code-sharing on all non-stop flights between the UK and Doha, to offer customers a combined route network that will serve more than 70 destinations. Between the airlines’ hubs of London and Doha, the new partnership will offer seven daily non-stop services in both directions.

“This announcement reinforces our already established relationship with IAG and we look forward to welcoming British Airways direct flights to our hub, Hamad International Airport, where we can provide passengers with seamless access to our global network of more than 150 destinations,” said Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Akbar Al Baker.

IAG Chief Executive, Willie Walsh, meanwhile said that, the agreement will benefit customers by providing easier journeys with better aligned schedules, more frequencies and improved flight transfers.

This partnership follows the commercial agreement with IAG Cargo, signed two years ago and enhances IAG’s relationship with Qatar Airways further.

Source: Nam News Network