Qatar Airways has signed a strategic partnership deal and revived its codeshare agreement with American Airlines (AA) in a move that will increase commercial cooperation, bolster connectivity and create hundreds of new travel options for the airlines’ customers.
The new agreement will link some of the largest airport hubs in the US to Hamad International Airport in Doha.
AA chairman and CEO Doug Parker said: “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.”
Under the agreement, Qatar Airways’ passengers will be allowed to travel on AA’s domestic flights departing Boston, Dallas, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, and Philadelphia, as well as on AA’s international flights to and from Europe, the Caribbean, Central and South America.
On the other hand, AA passengers will be able to book travel on all Qatar Airways’ flights between the US and Qatar, as well as to a range of destinations in the Middle East, East Africa, South Asia, the Indian Ocean and South-east Asia.
Both airlines will also explore the opportunity for AA to operate flights between the US and Qatar, along with a number of joint commercial and operational initiatives to further strengthen this renewed partnership.