British Airways and Qatar expand shared network partnership

Carriers announced that the joint business now has 185 destinations in 60 countries

British Airways and Qatar Airways enhance their commercial partnership by expanding joint ticket sales to 185 destinations in 60 countries.

Based in the London and Doha hubs, the shared network now has 42 more nations that are now served in an integrated manner between the two airlines.

Among the countries included are Italy, Maldives, Norway, Singapore and Sweden, which now have access to numerous destinations in the world.

Know as “Move Further Together”, the integration plan had already been improved in 2021. It includes loyalty programs that use a common “currency”, Avios, which can be used by both companies.

British e Qatar were partners since 2013

“This is a huge milestone in our long-standing relationship with Qatar Airways, an airline that shares our passion for customer service, choice and flexibility,” said Sean Doyle, CEO of British Airways.

“The growing collaboration between Qatar Airways and British Airways shows our customers our common goal to offer an unparalleled network with unique benefits. Travellers can now experience the best in quality and service as they travel across our joint network,” said Akbar Al Baker, CEO of Qatar Group, which is a shareholder in IAG, owner of the UK flag carrier.

The announcement of the program’s expansion comes days after United Airlines and Emirates Airline entered into a comprehensive code-share agreement between them after years of legal wrangling.

The synergy between the two carriers began in 2013, when Qatar Airways joined the Oneworld alliance.

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