Qatar Airways and China Southern Airlines have signed an MoU confirming a significant expansion of the existing codeshare agreement, and outlining greater benefits and more seamless connections between the two partners.
The comprehensive MoU signed by Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker and China Southern Airlines President and CEO Hann Wensheng builds upon the existing codeshare agreement signed by the airlines in December 2019.
As part of the collaboration, all future flights between China and Qatar will be codeshared, allowing passengers to benefit from seamless connecting flights. The closer cooperation will also provide greater customer benefits, including increased joint lounge access and a soon-to-be confirmed enhanced frequent flyer agreement.
In addition, the two airlines agreed to support the growth of Beijing’s Daxing International Airport into a leading international aviation hub for both passenger and cargo services.
Al Baker said: “This is the latest chapter in the story of our airline’s continued journey to provide an enhanced and seamless customer experience for passengers travelling via our two hubs of Hamad International Airport, the new Beijing Daxing International Airport and Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport.”
Wensheng said, “As the largest airline in China, the strategic cooperation between China Southern Airlines and Qatar Airways will provide global passengers with expanded travel options and an exceptional travel experience. Our collaboration will also lay a solid foundation for the development of Beijing Daxing International Airport into a global aviation hub.
”The enhanced cooperation between Qatar Airways and China Southern Airlines is subject to the lifting of current travel restrictions as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and regulatory approvals.
Source: Civil Aviation Authority – Qatar