British Airways and Qatar Airways have completed the next phase of their partnership development and now offer access to more countries across the globe than any other airline joint venture.
The shared ambition to “Move Forward Together” has resulted in the expansion of the airlines’ shared network. 42 countries, including Italy, Norway, Sweden, the Maldives and Singapore, have been added to it. The joint network now totals 185 destinations in more than 60 countries, and has an improved connectivity between European, Middle Eastern, African, Asian, and Pacific destinations.
Clients will have greater pricing and schedule options thanks to the expansion. Direct flights and connections via two hubs in London and Doha mean they will be able to benefit from the best of each airline. Customers will be able to link their Qatar Airways Privilege Club and British Airways Executive Club accounts and spend the common currency, Avios, between both loyalty programmes. Access to both airlines’ luxury lounges and cabins is also a part of the partnership.
The expanding partnership between Qatar Airways and British Airways demonstrates to our consumers our joint purpose of offering an unrivalled network with unique advantages. Travellers may now enjoy the highest quality and service levels as they travel across our combined network. The joint venture between our airlines solidifies Qatar Airways and British Airways as industry leaders, to provide our customers with the greatest flexibility and unrivalled connectivity.
Akbar Al Baker, CEO of Qatar Airways
This is a tremendous milestone in our long-standing relationship with Qatar Airways, an airline that shares our passion for customer care, choice, and flexibility. We are glad to open up the world as the tourism sector continues to recover, from idyllic holiday locations like the Maldives and Thailand to corporate centres like Singapore.
Sean Doyle, Chairman & CEO of British Airways