in Aerospace

British Airways extends business agreement with Qatar Airways

Posted 6 March 2018 · Add Comment

Following an extended joint business agreement between British Airways and Qatar Airways, customers will now be able to choose flights from a far wider range of destinations.

Above: British Airways' Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.
Photo Nick Morrish / British Airways


Additional flights from London Heathrow via Doha to cities in Asia, Australasia and Africa will be placed on sale via British Airways’ website from March.

Flights to/from the following 14 cities will be added to the joint business agreement between British Airways and Qatar Airways: Adelaide, Auckland, Canberra, Goa, Hanoi, Jakarta, Manila, Maputo, Melbourne, Pattaya, Penang, Perth, Phuket and Sohar.

As part of the extended joint business agreement, from July 1, British Airways will also deploy its newest long-haul aircraft, a Boeing 787-9, on its Heathrow to Doha services.

The extended joint business helps to strengthen the oneworld alliance and enable it to compete more effectively on a wide range of routes to and from the Middle East.

The two airlines already codeshare on more than 48 routes around the world and are looking at other possibilities to extend the arrangements further.

Alex Cruz, British Airways chairman and CEO, said: “We are very pleased to be extending and deepening our joint business relationship with Qatar Airways which will bring extra benefits and additional routes to customers using both airlines around the world.

“We hope that customers in the UK can now make even easier connections on flights to exciting cities such as Manila, Hanoi, Melbourne and Auckland. Our Executive Club members will also be able to earn and redeem Avios on these new services, giving them even greater benefits.”

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “The UK is one of our most important markets and one where we have significantly increased our capacity over recent years. It is great news that we can extend our relationship with British Airways and offer customers extra benefits by increasing the number of code sharing opportunities on our network. We look forward to further developing our joint business in the near future.”


 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

First ANA A380 takes to the skies

The first A380 for All Nippon Airways (ANA) took to the skies yesterday, completing a maiden flight from the Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse, France to the Airbus site in Hamburg, Germany.

50 engineering leaders become RAEng Fellows

In this Year of Engineering, 50 leading engineers from the UK and around the world have been elected as Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) in recognition of their outstanding and continuing contributions to the

UK tests life-saving chemical detection robots and drones

A new fleet of robots and drones designed to test for chemical agents, provide 3D mapping and identify casualties have been put through their paces by troops, police officers and scientists for the first time.

Quality Blue gains SC21 OE Strategic Partner status approval

London based management consultancy, Quality Blue, has had its application to transition to SC21 Operational Excellence (OE) Strategic Partner completed and successfully approved as of 13 September 2018.

Defence Minister updated on Shropshire military hub capabilities

Defence Minister Stuart Andrew has paid tribute to the future of Shropshireís giant military logistics facility, which was opened last year to revolutionise the way support is delivered for the armed forces wherever they may be in the

ITF team nears historic testing with HMS Queen Elizabeth

The F-35 Patuxent River Integrated Test Force (ITF) is nearing another milestone as they prepare to embark two F-35Bs on board the United Kingdomís newest aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth for First of Class Flight Trials (Fixed

RUBB_SK_1906190119
See us at
DVD18BT3105200918Aviation Africa 2019SMIFAVSBT151118SMI GMSCBT3005081118AdvancedEngin BT1406011118