American Airlines has signed an agreement with Doha, Qatar-based Qatar Airways to codeshare on each other’s flights providing new growth opportunities for American in the Middle East and for Qatar in the United States.
Following government approvals the new codeshare agreement will offer customers more seamless choices by allowing the two airlines to work together to improve flight schedules and connection times.
“Our extensive codeshare relationship with Qatar Airways will provide our customers with easy, premium access when traveling to and from the Middle East and beyond,” said Kurt Stache , American’s Vice President – Strategic Alliances. “This new codeshare relationship with Qatar is another example of how American is focused on building its global network through closer coordination with its alliance partners around the world.”
The agreement with Qatar will include codesharing on nonstop flights between the U.S. and Doha, flights connecting at the carriers’ European gateways such as Paris and London, and flights to cities in the U.S. and beyond Doha. Customers will be able to book travel on codeshare flights from February.
Qatar currently serves 120 destinations in 70 countries in the Middle East, Europe, Africa, North and South America, Asia and Australia. From its Doha hub, it offers more than 1,100 weekly flights, including service to 17 cities throughout the Middle East.