Qatar Airways is pleased to announce their codeshare cooperation with China Southern Airlines starting from January 2020*. This codeshare agreement is the first step in the strengthening of cooperation between both airlines, since Qatar Airways acquired 5% of China Southern Airlines in December 2018.

This agreement will enable China Southern Airlines passengers to book travel on Qatar Airways’ flights between Guangzhou and Doha and Beijing and Doha allowing one stop connections to more than 80 destinations in the Middle East, Europe and Africa.

Qatar Airways first began flying to China in 2003 with a service from Doha to Shanghai. Qatar Airways currently operates 45 weekly flights to seven Greater China gateways: Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Chongqing, Chengdu and Hong Kong. In May 2018, Qatar Airways’ award-winning Qsuite Business Class experience debuted in China on the Shanghai route with Beijing receiving Qsuite in December 2018.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, HE Akbar Al Baker said that the codeshare agreement is the natural first step in leveraging their complementary strengths and resources to bring benefits to both their customers.

Qatar Airways looks forward to the opportunity to further deepen our working relationship with this great airline and further enhance the travel opportunities for passengers across the globe.’

China Southern Airlines Senior Vice President of International and Corporate Relations, Wu Guoxiang said that they too, are very pleased to have Qatar Airways as their codeshare partner.

As a Skytrax Five-Star airline, Qatar Airways’ high quality service and massive network is very impressive. We very much look forward to enhancing our cooperation in the future and working together to bring more benefits to our customers.’

Qatar Airways currently operates a modern fleet of more than 250 aircraft via its hub, Hamad International Airport to more than 160 destinations worldwide. For updates and more information about Qatar Airways, visit their website at

*Subject to regulatory approval.