Qatar Airways and Iberia now jointly offer three daily flights between the Spanish and Qatari capital cities, further strengthening the long-standing cooperation between IAG, Iberia’s parent company, and the Qatar Airways Group.

Iberia will also join and significantly expand the existing strategic alliance between British Airways and Qatar Airways, with the three carriers operating the largest airline joint business in the world, connecting customers to more than 200 destinations in 70 countries.

Qatar Airways marked another milestone as it welcomed Iberia’s inaugural non-stop flight from Madrid, Spain, to Doha, Qatar. This occasion not only signifies a strengthened connection between the two nations but also solidifies Hamad International Airport (DOH) as the distinguished ‘Best Airport in the Middle East’ according to Skytrax.

Iberia’s new daily service complements Qatar Airways’ two daily flights between the capital cities of Spain and Qatar and three daily flights between Barcelona and Doha. These services expand the airline’s commitment to the Spanish market and support the ambition to expand the world’s largest airline joint business between Qatar Airways, British Airways and Iberia.

Through Madrid, London and Doha, the three strategic partners offer unparalleled connectivity to more than 200 destinations in Asia, Australasia, the Middle-East and Africa, with the most efficient transfers through their five-star hubs. Whether travelling from Madrid to Bali, Sydney to Ibiza, Lisbon to Maputo, or Doha to Malaga, the combined networks will provide fast and reliable itineraries to all passengers.

In a press statement, Qatar Airways said:

As part of the unique partnership between Qatar Airways, British Airways and Iberia, passengers can enjoy the best service on the ground and in the air, while seamlessly connecting to their favourite destinations. The unique partnership between Qatar Airways, British Airways and Iberia offers more customers even greater flexibility, choice and value, and today’s inaugural flight reinforces Qatar as a destination of choice in the region, and Hamad International Airport as a global gateway.

Passengers transferring through HIA are treated to a vast array of offerings that transform the transit experience into a seamless journey. Serving as a diverse lifestyle destination, the airport caters to all passenger profiles, ensuring a personalised and enjoyable visit. Offering a plethora of dining and shopping options to numerous spaces for relaxation, including lounges, hotels, and sleeping pods, the airport is designed to exceed expectations. Adding to the allure are unique experiences such as the ORCHARD, the airport’s stunning indoor tropical garden, and captivating art installations. Hamad International Airport not only connects destinations but crafts an immersive and memorable travel experience for every traveler passing through its gates.

Passengers can also turn one holiday into two, availing themselves of incredible stopover packages to Qatar, the perfect destination for a taste of local culture, desert adventures, world-class shopping, fine dining, and much more. Stopover packages include tours for passengers with over four-hour layovers or even overnight stays from one to four nights.

Qatar Airways Chief Commercial Officer, Thierry Antinori, said:

With the launch of Iberia flights, our valued customers including corporates and trade partners, can capitalise on the additional capacity between Madrid and Doha. The schedules complement each other and provide unparalleled access to hundreds of destinations across both networks.

The partnership also offers members of the airlines’ loyalty programmes the benefit of a common currency – Avios. Members of Qatar Airways Privilege Club, Iberia Plus and British Airways Executive Club are able to collect and spend Avios on flights with all three airlines.

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