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Qatar Airways reinforces commitment to Japan

Qatar Airways reinforces commitment to Japan

Qatar Airways is expanding its connectivity into Japan with the announcement that it will partner with its fellow oneworld alliance member, Japan Airlines, to offer an additional five code share domestic routes.

The news follows the launch of Qatar Airways’ new route launch to Tokyo Haneda International Airport last week.

Qatar Airways commenced flights to its third route into Japan, alongside Osaka and Tokyo Narita International Airport, when it launched the new route to Tokyo Haneda International Airport with a daily service operating a Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.

Qatar Airways, which already partners with Japan Airlines on a code share on all three of its international routes into Japan from Doha, Qatar, and six domestic routes, will now be able to offer all of its passengers onward connections to a total of eleven domestic cities in Japan, all through one QR airline booking code.

The additional Haneda code share routes are; Osaka-Haneda, New Chitose-Haneda, Fukuoka–Haneda, Okinawa–Haneda and Nagoya–Haneda.

Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar Al Baker, said: “Alliances and code shares alike are playing an increasingly important role in the airline industry today – and that will continue long into the future.

“Becoming a member of oneworld last October was one of the most significant landmarks in Qatar Airways’ history.

“It has strengthened our competitive offering and the advent of these new code share routes with Japan Airlines will expand travel options even further within our global alliance network.”