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Qatar Airways Signs Codeshare Agreement with China Southern

Qatar Airways has signed a codeshare agreement with China Southern Airlines.

The 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.

Qatar Airways has signed a codeshare agreement with China Southern Airlines. Subject to regulatory approvals, the 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 airlines are hoping to commence codesharing in January 2020. Click to enlarge.

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 Hong Kong.

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