Qatar Airways and British Airways are now offering global connectivity between more countries than any other carriers’ joint business following the completion of their partnership’s latest phase.
The airlines say their “Move Further Together” initiative enhances the joint network and provides passengers with the best of both airlines. Qatar Airways and British Airways have added 42 new countries, including Italy, the Maldives, Norway, Singapore, and Sweden, to their shared network, resulting in passengers having an enhanced access between destinations in Europe and the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Oceania.
Options for direct flights as well as connections via hubs in London and Doha are now offered and the expansion will enable seamless connecting journeys on single tickets through Doha and London, bringing the total number of destinations served by the two airlines to 185 across more than 60 countries.
“Unparalleled network with unique benefits”
Qatar Airways and British Airways customers can engage with both airlines’ loyalty programmes, earning and spending Avios, their common currency, and seamlessly link their Qatar Airways Privilege Club and British Airways Executive Club accounts to transfer Avios and combine balances to claim rewards offered by each programme. The collaboration also offers access to both airline’s exclusive lounges as well as cabins to suit all budgets and needs, including British Airways’ new Club Suite and Qatar Airways’ award-winning Qsuite.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “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. The joint business between our airlines cements both Qatar Airways and British Airways as industry leaders, aiming to provide the utmost flexibility and unrivalled connectivity to our customers.”
Sean Doyle, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for British Airways said: “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 and Hong Kong, we are pleased to open up the world as the travel industry continues to make steps towards its recovery.”