Spanish carrier Iberia is to join British Airways and Qatar Airways’ joint venture through the introduction of flights between Madrid and Doha.
This agreement on flights is expected to begin on December 11 this year, which will see the Spanish airline operate daily flights between the two cities.
It is understood that Iberia will operate its Airbus A330-200 on the route, handling 288 passengers via Business & Economy.
Qatar & British Airways Welcome Doha Flights from Iberia…
Commenting on this joint venture announcement from Madrid’s Iberia was His Excellency Mr. Akbar al-Baker, the Qatar Airways GCEO:
“At Qatar Airways, we believe in connecting travelers to their destinations of choice, and our recent enhancement to the highly successful joint business with British Airways includes the addition of another oneworld member, Iberia.”
“Our passengers will now have more opportunities than ever to connect to different destinations across the British Airways, Iberia, and Qatar Airways’ networks.”
“This collaborative effort comes as part of our commitment to continuously improve the offerings available to our passengers and provide them with the best in the industry.”
Adding to this was British Airways CEO Sean Doyle:
“Last year, we expanded our joint business partnership with Qatar Airways with the addition of 42 countries, and I’m so pleased to see it growing even further as we welcome Iberia on board.”
“We’re committed to offering our customers as much choice as possible, and working so closely with our partners in Madrid and Doha connects British Airways to more than 200 destinations globally.”
Finally, the CEO of Iberia, Fernando Candela, added his remarks to this announcement:
“Joining the QJB with Qatar Airways and British Airways is excellent news for our customers. We are really excited about the launch of our Madrid-Doha route.”
“Through QJB hubs in London and Doha, we are building the much-desired bridge between Spain and more than 200 destinations in Asia, Australasia, the Middle East, and Africa, and offering new opportunities for travelers in both directions.”
“Our country is moving towards a new model of higher-quality tourism, and with the Madrid-Doha launching, we are making a breakthrough.”
This ultimately results in further connectivity for the Qatar-based airport of Doha as the country continues to solidify its position in the Middle East.
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