American Airlines inks codeshare with Qatar Airways
Jan 12, 2013 (AIRLINE INDUSTRY INFORMATION via COMTEX) --
US carrier American Airlines has signed an agreement with Doha, Qatar-based Qatar Airways to codeshare on each other's flights providing.
Following government approvals the new codeshare agreement will offer customers more seamless choices by allowing the two airlines to work together to improve flight schedules and connection times, American said.
The agreement with Qatar will include codesharing on nonstop flights between the U.S. and Doha, flights connecting at the carriers' European gateways such as Paris and London, and flights to cities in the US and beyond Doha.
Additionally, members of the American Airlines AAdvantage program will be able to earn miles on the codeshare flights operated by Qatar Airways, providing another valuable benefit of the relationship.
American said that customers can begin booking travel on codeshare flights as early as Feb. 10, 2013 for travel beginning Feb. 26, 2013.
In October 2012, Qatar was invited to join the oneworld alliance. Qatar is the first of the three major carriers in the Gulf to join a global airline alliance. The carrier currently serves 120 destinations in 70 countries in the Middle East, Europe, Africa, North and South America, Asia and Australia.
From its Doha hub, it offers more than 1,100 weekly flights, including service to 17 cities throughout the Middle East.
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