Qatar and BA tweak codeshares

DOHA, 31 October 2016: Qatar Airways and British Airways have extended their codeshare agreement following the launch of British Airway’s nonstop service between London and Doha.

Travellers will now benefit from seven daily flights to Heathrow, improving connectivity on to each airline’s network.

The expanded codeshare network will include all of British Airways’ flights within the United Kingdom, covering Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Leeds, Bradford, Manchester and Newcastle.

Second Day of the 50th International Paris Air Show 2013...An AiAdditionally, 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, 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 these additional codeshare flights across Europe, which will strengthen our competitive offering in the market.”

This codeshare follows the earlier announcement that Qatar Airways and British Airways will commence a joint business agreement, 30 October, the day the first direct daily BA flight flew between London Heathrow and Doha.

As part of the agreement, all nonstop flights between the United Kingdom and Doha will operate under the codeshare agreement allowing the two oneworld carriers to provide passengers with better links between the UK, Asia, Middle East and Africa.

Qatar Airways flies to more than 150 business and leisure destinations across six continents.

The airline’s hub, Hamad International Airport in Doha, 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.