Beginning in May, US Airways customers will be able to enjoy seamless travel between the United States and Qatar, thanks to a new codeshare agreement between Qatar Airways and US Airways. The agreement is subject to both United States and foreign government approval. A filing in support of the carriers’ new agreement was submitted to the U.S. Department of Transportation this week. With this new agreement, US Airways customers will have access to Doha, Qatar, and beyond on Qatar Airways, connecting via London Gatwick; Madrid, Spain; Manchester, U.K.; Milan, Italy; Stockholm, Sweden; Zurich, Switzerland; and Athens, Greece.
Onward from Doha, US Airways customers can seamlessly connect on Qatar Airways to Dubai, U.A.E., and Kuwait City, Kuwait.
Conversely, Qatar Airways customers traveling to the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America can do so conveniently via US Airways flights departing London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Frankfurt, Madrid, Manchester, Milan, Stockholm, Zurich, Paris, Munich, Germany, Rome and Athens.
“We’re delighted to offer Qatar Airways customers access to our hub cities of Charlotte, N.C., and Philadelphia with easy connections to 114 destinations throughout the United States, Canada and Latin America through US Airways’ extensive route network,” said Senior Vice President, Marketing and Planning Andrew Nocella.
Flights will be available for sale on usairways.com, and through travel agencies worldwide, following receipt of approval from government authorities.
US Airways was America’s number one on-time airline in 2008 among the “Big Six” hub-and-spoke airlines according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) monthly Air Travel Consumer Report. US Airways, along with US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express, operates more than 3,200 flights per day and serves 200 communities in the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America. The airline employs nearly 34,000 aviation professionals worldwide and is a member of the Star Alliance network, which offers our customers more than 16,500 daily flights to 912 destinations in 159 countries worldwide. And for the eleventh consecutive year, the airline received a Diamond Award for maintenance training excellence from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its Charlotte, North Carolina, hub line maintenance facility.