LONDON – Multiple award-winning airlines Qatar Airways and Heathrow-based British Airways, have come together to complete the most recent stage of their expanding partnership.
The coming together of these two huge players means that they can offer greater connectivity between more countries than any other joint airline business.
Between their shared network, they have added 42 further destinations; these include Italy, the Maldives, Norway, Singapore, and Sweden.
These destinations will, in turn, open up the access passengers can have to Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Oceania.
British Airways Chairman and CEO Sean Doyle said this of the announcement: “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.”
Since Qatar joined up with Oneworld Alliance in late October 2013, the partnership between the two national flag carriers has gone from strength to strength.
This will offer passengers a greater choice of prices and schedules. Whilst the idea is to “Move further together” to be able to give passengers greater options across the span of these two already large airlines in their own right.
The ability to provide seamless travel through Doha and London on a single ticket will come as an attractive opportunity for a lot of travelers.
The offering increases the destinations served by the joint partnership to 185 in more than 60 countries. This, it seems, will provide a unique selling point, as no other partnership or joint airline alliance can offer this array of networks.
Travelers who utilize the joint loyalty currency of Avios will see an increase in the opportunity to both accrue rewards and spend their points.
Users of the points will be able to link their Qatar Airways Privilege Club account, and British Airways Executive Club accounts to be able to freely transfer Avios between the two.
Passengers opting to fly with the group will get access to both airline’s exclusive lounges, BA’s new Club Suite, and Qatar’s award-winning QSuite.
Qatar’s offering is well revered, whatever class you fly in. Just last week, Qatar was awarded the world’s best airline for 2022 by Skytrax, an award it has now secured seven times over the last eleven years.
It isn’t just the airline winning awards; Hamad International Airport, the Doha hub that will see millions of people travel to and connect via through this alliance, was also voted ‘World’s Best Airport’ by Skytrax.
Group Chief Executive of Qatar Airways Group, 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.”
“Travelers 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 unrivaled connectivity to our customers.
A small number of routes able to be offered by the pairing remains pending, requiring the correct regulatory clearances to be able to commence.