Qatar Airways has signed a codeshare agreement
with China Southern Airlines.
codeshare agreement is the first step in the strengthening of
cooperation between both airlines since Qatar Airways acquired 5%
of China Southern in December 2018.
The codeshare agreement will enable China Southern
Airlines’ passengers to book travel on Qatar Airways’ flights
between Guangzhou and Doha and Beijing and Doha allowing one stop
connections to more than 80 destinations in the Middle East,
Europe and Africa.
Subject to regulatory approvals, the airlines are hoping to commence codesharing in January 2020.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Mr.
Akbar Al Baker said, “In December 2018 when we announced our
investment in China Southern Airlines, I noted the significant
potential for cooperation between our two prestigious airlines.
This codeshare agreement is the natural first step in us working
together and leveraging our complementary strengths and resources
to bring benefits to customers of both our airlines. Qatar Airways
very much looks forward to the opportunity to further deepen our
working relationship with this great airline and further enhance
the travel opportunities for passengers across the globe.”
Qatar Airways first began flying to China in
2003 with a service from Doha to Shanghai. Today, Qatar Airways
operates 45 weekly flights to seven Greater China gateways:
Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Chongqing, Chengdu and