Qatar Airways, BA further expand airline joint business
Qatar Airways and British Airways completed the latest phase in their partnership expansion
They say it now offers global connectivity between more countries than any other airline joint business.
The airlines have added 42 new countries to their shared network, including Italy, the Maldives, Norway, Singapore, and Sweden — giving passengers more access between destinations in Europe and the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Oceania.
This is all part of Qatar Airways and British Airways’ plan to ‘Move Further Together’ they say.
The expansion enables connecting journeys on single tickets through Doha and London, bringing the total number of destinations served by the two airlines to 185 across more than 60 countries.
Additionally, customers will have more access with both airlines’ loyalty programmes, earning and spending Avios, their common currency.
Customers can link their Qatar Airways Privilege Club and British Airways Executive Club accounts to transfer Avios between the two, and combine balances to claim rewards offered by each programme.
The collaboration also offers access to both airline’s lounges,.