Qatar Airways signed a significant codeshare agreement with American Airlines (AA) in a move that will increase commercial cooperation, bolster connectivity and create hundreds of new travel options for millions of customers.
The new agreement will establish a partnership at a global level between two of the world’s most connected airlines, linking some of the largest airport hubs in the US to Hamad International Airport (HIA) in Doha.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive HE Akbar Al Baker said they are very pleased to secure this strategic partnership with American Airlines – an agreement between two successful and ambitious airlines with a shared common purpose of enhancing the customer experience.
The deal will bring together two of the world’s largest airline networks, increasing choices for millions of passengers and providing seamless connectivity to a significant number of new destinations.
We have moved on from past issues and look forward to working closely with American Airlines to build a world-leading partnership for all our customers. This agreement will harness our complementary strengths and resources and enable more customers to experience the award-winning product quality of Qatar Airways.
Their goal, according to American’s Chairman and CEO Doug Parker, is to continue to expand and deepen global partnerships to complement their network and create more choices for customers. He said that the issues that led to the suspension of their partnership two years ago have been addressed.
We believe (that) resuming our codeshare agreement will allow us to provide service to markets that our customers, team members and shareholders value, including new growth opportunities for American Airlines.
He added that are looking forward to the renewed cooperation between the two airlines and hope to build an even stronger relationship with Qatar Airways over time.
The codeshare agreement with American Airlines will allow Qatar Airways passengers to travel on AA domestic flights departing Boston (BOS), Dallas (DFW), Chicago (ORD), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), New York (JFK) and Philadelphia (PHL), and on AA international flights to and from Europe, the Carribean, Central and South America.*
American Airlines passengers will be able to book travel on all Qatar Airways flights between the US and Qatar and beyond, to a range of destinations in the Middle East, East Africa, South Asia, the Indian Ocean and South East Asia.*
Following the reactivation of the codeshare, both airlines will also explore the opportunity for American Airlines to operate flights between the USA and Qatar, along with a number of joint commercial and operational initiatives to further strengthen the renewed partnership.
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*Subject to regulatory approval.