Qatar Airways has bolstered its codeshare alliance with Spain’s Iberia.
The enhanced agreement is set to boost connectivity between the two airlines’ networks and will offer additional travel options to customers travelling between the Iberian Peninsula, Latin America, Africa, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East via Hamad International Airport.
Chief executive, Qatar Airways Group, HE Akbar Al Baker remarked on the development: “We are pleased to further expand our codeshare cooperation with Iberia, Spain’s largest carrier and the leading airline connecting Europe with Latin America. This expansion of our strategic partnership with Iberia further strengthens connectivity between the hubs of Doha and Madrid, ensuring more flexible travel options for our customers.
“Qatar Airways and Iberia have enjoyed the mutual benefits our partnership has brought us since its establishment in 2017, providing more choice and seamless global connectivity for our millions of passengers. As global travel recovers, we look forward to further expanding our commercial cooperation with Iberia and continuing to provide the unrivalled five-star service our passengers have come to expect,” HE Al Baker added.
Also commenting on the news was chief executive, Iberia Group, Javier Sanchez-Prieto: “The extension of the codeshare agreement with Qatar Airways is very good news for us. At Iberia we work so that, when countries eliminate their restrictions, we can offer our clients the widest and most comprehensive network possible. The extension of this codeshare agreement with our oneworld partner, Qatar Airways, opens up new markets in Australia and Africa and improves the connectivity we offer between Spain and the rest of the world with a very high-quality service offered by our partner, Qatar Airways.”
The enhanced codeshare increases the number of destinations available to Iberia passengers from 29 to 36 on Qatar Airways’ network, including new destinations in Angola, Australia, Mozambique, New Zealand and South Africa. Qatar Airways passengers can also make the most of additional connectivity and can book travel to and from an additional four destinations on Iberia’s network in Brazil, including Chile, El Salvador, Guatemala and Senegal.
As oneworld alliance partners, Qatar Airways Privilege Club and Iberia Plus members are ensured recognition of their tier status with benefits including access to lounges worldwide, through check-in, extra baggage allowance, priority check-in and boarding plus accrual and redemption of miles, across the partner carriers’ networks.