Cathay Pacific and Qatar Airways enhance their code-share partnership from Doha to Muscat and São Paulo
Qatar Airways adds an additional 24 code-share destinations on Japan Airlines to domestic Japan
DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways has announced the further expansion of its code-share agreements with both Cathay Pacific and Japan Airlines, enhancing connectivity around the globe for the travelling public between these oneworld member airlines.
Qatar Airways and Cathay Pacific first announced a strategic code-share agreement in April last year, shortly after Cathay Pacific first started servicing Doha directly on 30 March 2014, complementing Qatar Airways existing route frequencies to Hong Kong. This new agreement offers Qatar Airways’ passengers greater flexibility and a wider choice when travelling to Australia, New Zealand, Korea and Japan. The new code-share routes between Doha – Muscat and Doha – São Paulo will further enhance connectivity for our passengers.
Furthermore Qatar Airways has continued to expand its network offering for those passengers travelling to Japan, with the addition of 24 new domestic code-share routes with oneworld member Japan Airlines. Qatar Airways serves three destinations in Japan from its hub in Doha to Osaka, Tokyo Haneda and Tokyo Narita.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “Becoming a member of oneworld in October 2013 was a significant landmark in Qatar Airways relatively young history, enabling us to strengthen our competitive offering. The joining of this alliance, and the addition of these new code shares, enables our passengers to avail of additional travel options, with ease, across routes that encompass the entire globe.”
The 24 new code-shares with Japan Airlines are Tokyo Haneda to Kagoshima, Hiroshima, Kumamoto, Kita Kyushu, Okayama, Nagasaki, Matsuyama, Komatsu, Takamatsu, Oita, Hakodate, Kochi, Tokushima, Akita, Miyazaki, Ube, Izumo, Aomori, Asahikawa, Obihiro, Amami O Shima, Memambetsu, Kushiro and Misawa.
The new code shares between Qatar Airways and Japan Airlines will strengthen the existing relationship which currently offers 10 code-share routes.
Qatar Airways celebrated its one year anniversary, in October 2014, of joining the oneworld global alliance. Qatar Airways was the first Gulf carrier to join this global airline alliance, enabling its passengers to benefit from almost 1,000 airports in more than 150 countries, with 14,250 daily departures. The award-winning oneworld alliance was named the World’s Best Airline Alliance 2014 by Skytrax for the second year running.
At the Farnborough Air Show, the airline placed an order for 100 Boeing 777X aircraft, taking Qatar Airways’ orders to more than 335 aircraft with a value of US $70 billion.