Qatar Airways has implemented a codeshare
agreement with the American carrier US Airways offering passengers
even greater access to the US market via Europe.
Following approval from the US Department of
Transportation, both carriers can place their respective flight
codes on selected services.
Under the agreement, Qatar Airways’ QR flight
code is placed on selected European flights operated by US Airways
to its American hubs of Charlotte and Philadelphia.
As part of the agreement, Qatar Airways applies
its QR flight code for the first phase of the codeshare on:
- Flights operated by US Airways between London
Gatwick, Manchester, Milan, Madrid, Athens, Stockholm and both
Philadelphia and Charlotte.
In addition, for the first phase of the
codeshare, US Airways’ US flight code is applied on services
operated by Qatar Airways from London Gatwick, Manchester, Milan,
Madrid, Stockholm and Athens to Doha.
Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al
Baker said the agreement with US Airways demonstrated the
airline’s commitment to the US market, which it entered in 2007.
“Two years ago, Qatar Airways embarked on an
historic journey to North America with our first flights to the
United States,” he said.
“We have gradually increased capacity to the US
market, operating daily to three gateway cities of New York,
Washington and, recently, new daily flights to Houston.
“This agreement with US Airways gives Qatar
Airways’ passengers flying on our services to the key European
gateway cities of London Gatwick, Manchester, Milan, Madrid,
Athens and Stockholm with convenient onward connections on US
Airways to Philadelphia and Charlotte with our flight code.”
Similarly, US Airways’ passengers can fly
between the US and the six European cities with onward connections
flying Qatar Airways to Doha with the US flight code.
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