PEACE: Qatar Airways & American Airlines Sign Codeshare Agreement

Disputes have been resolved; Qatar Airways has signed a significant codeshare agreement with American Airlines, in a move that will increase commercial cooperation and bolster connectivity.

Disputes have been resolved; Qatar Airways has signed a significant codeshare agreement with American Airlines, in a move that will increase commercial cooperation and bolster connectivity.

The new agreement will establish a partnership at a global level between two of the world’s most connected airlines, linking some of the largest airport hubs in the US to Hamad International Airport in Doha, voted the Middle East’s best hub and holder of a place in the world’s top five airports for the last three years.

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Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker said: “We are very pleased to secure this strategic partnership with American Airlines – an agreement between two successful and ambitious airlines with a shared common purpose to enhance the customer experience.”

“We have moved on from past issues and look forward to working closely with American Airlines to build a world-leading partnership for all our customers.”

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker

 

The new agreement

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The codeshare agreement with American Airlines (AA) will allow Qatar Airways’ passengers to travel on AA domestic flights departing Boston (BOS), Dallas (DFW), Chicago (ORD), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), New York (JFK) and Philadelphia (PHL), and as well as on AA international flights to and from Europe, the Carribean, Central and South America.

American Airlines passengers will be able to book travel on all Qatar Airways flights between the U.S and Qatar and beyond to a range of destinations in the Middle-East, East Africa, South Asia, the Indian Ocean and South East Asia.

“The issues that led to the suspension of our partnership two years ago have been addressed and we believe resuming our codeshare agreement will allow us to provide service to markets that our customers, team members and shareholders value, including new growth opportunities for American Airlines,” said American’s Chairman and CEO Doug Parker.

“We look forward to the renewed cooperation between our airlines and hope to build an even stronger relationship with Qatar Airways over time.”

Doug Parker, American’s Chairman and CEO

Following the reactivation of the codeshare, both airlines will also explore the opportunity for American Airlines to operate flights between the USA and Qatar, along with a number of joint commercial and operational initiatives to further strengthen this renewed partnership.

Subject to regulatory approval.

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