Qatar inks codeshare with China Southern

DOHA, Qatar, 23 September 2019: Qatar Airways has signed a codeshare agreement with China Southern Airlines starting from January 2020.

Subject to regulatory approvals, the codeshare agreement is the first step in the strengthening of cooperation between the two airlines, since Qatar Airways acquired a 5% share of China Southern Airlines in December 2018.

This agreement will enable China Southern Airlines’ passengers to book travel on Qatar Airways’ flights between Guangzhou and Doha and Beijing and Doha allowing one-stop connections to more than 80 destinations in the Middle East, Europe and Africa.

Qatar Airways first began flying to China in 2003 with a service from Doha to Shanghai.

Qatar Airways currently operates 45 weekly flights to seven Greater China gateways: Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Chongqing, Chengdu and Hong Kong.

Qatar Airways currently operates a fleet of more than 250 aircraft via its hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA) to more than 160 destinations worldwide.

The airline has recently launched services to Rabat, Morocco; Izmir, Turkey; Malta; Davao, Philippines; Lisbon, Portugal; and Mogadishu, Somalia.

it will add Langkawi, Malaysia and Gaborone, Botswana, to its route network this October with Luanda, Angola; and Osaka, Japan, following in 2020. (Source: Qatar)