Qatar Airways and Air Malta join forces in new codeshare union

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Qatar Airways has signed a comprehensive codeshare agreement with Air Malta.

This major union reinforces Qatar Airways’ long-term commitment to Maltese passengers and to boosting tourism to the Mediterranean country. Ticket sales have already commenced, with the first codeshare flights to operate from March 9, 2020.

The codeshare agreement increases Malta’s connectivity with the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia, by enabling Air Malta’s passengers to travel on Qatar Airways’ flights to Doha and onwards to more than 170 destinations.

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Qatar Airways’ passengers will also benefit from greater access to Malta and to Air Malta’s extensive Mediterranean network. Codeshare destinations include Cagliari, Palermo and Catania.

Speaking on the union was chief executive, Qatar Airways Group, HE Akbar Al Baker: “When we launched services to Malta in June 2019, I stated this was just the beginning of our long term commitment to boosting trade and tourism between our two countries. This agreement with Air Malta will provide significant benefits to both airlines and thousands of passengers, expanding both of our networks and setting the foundation to further enhance cooperation in other fields in the future.”

Qatar Airways first inaugurated services to Malta on June 4, 2019, with daily flights in the summer and a four-times weekly service during winter.

“This agreement is yet another milestone for Air Malta in its growth strategy and widening of its codesharing network,” CEO, Air Malta, Captain Cliff Chetcuti declared. “It was a natural step for us after Qatar Airways launched direct scheduled services to our Islands and the successful cooperation on pilot training. Both Air Malta and Qatar Airways share the same quality service commitment towards their customers and through this codeshare agreement we are enhancing our cooperation to the benefit of our mutual customers.”