Qatar Airways & British Airways form largest airline joint business

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Desk Reporter
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Qatar Airways and British Airways have completed the latest phase in the expansion of their partnership, offering global connectivity between more countries than any other airline joint business.

The airlines have added 42 new countries to their shared network, including Italy, the Maldives, Norway, Singapore, and Sweden, giving passengers enhanced access between destinations in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Oceania.

According to the statement, “Customers will now benefit from even greater choices in prices and schedules with options for direct flights as well as connections via hubs in London and Doha. This is all part of Qatar Airways and British Airways’ plan to “Move Further Together” by enhancing the joint network and providing passengers with the best of both airlines.”

The expansion will enable seamless connecting journeys on single tickets through Doha, the World’s Best Airport, and London, bringing the total number of destinations served by the two airlines to 185 across more than 60 countries.

His Excellency Akbar Al Baker
HE Akbar Al Baker
Group CEO – Qatar Airways

“The growing collaboration between Qatar Airways and British Airways shows our customers our common goal to offer an unparalleled network with unique benefits. Travelers can now experience the best in quality and service as they travel across our joint network. The joint business between our airlines cements both Qatar Airways and British Airways as industry leaders, aiming to provide the utmost flexibility and unrivaled connectivity to our customers.”

The partnership also ensures access to more cities around the world than ever before, continuing to support global trade, tourism, investment, and cultural connection.

The collaboration also offers access to both airline’s exclusive lounges, and cabins to suit all budgets and needs, including British Airways’ new Club Suite and Qatar Airways’ award-winning Qsuite.

Mr. Sean Doyle, Chairman, and CEO of British Airways said that, “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. From idyllic holiday hotspots such as the Maldives and Thailand to business hubs such as Singapore, we are pleased to open up the world as the travel industry continues to make steps towards its recovery.”

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