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Wed, 18 April 2018

Qatar Airways to Codeshare with Air Italy

Qatar Airways has signed a codeshare agreement with Air Italy.

Starting 24 April, the new agreement provides codeshares on Air Italys routes between Milan-Malpensa Airport and six domestic cities across Italy, including Catania (CTA), Rome (FCO), Naples (NAP), Olbia (OLB), Palermo (PMO) and Calabria (SUF).

The agreement also consists of Air Italys route between Rome Fiumicino Airport and Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport (OLB).

From 24 April Air Italy will also offer codeshare flights on all of Qatar Airways Italy to Doha services along with two further routes on the Qatar Airways network to Singapore and Male.

In 2017, Qatar Airways acquired 49% of AQA Holding, the new parent company of Air Italy. Italys long established privately owned airline was previously known as Meridiana, however, in February this year, the airline announced a new phase of growth and development, starting with its brand new identity and livery as Air Italy. Click to enlarge.

Qatar Airways first began flying to Italy in 2002 with a service from Doha to Milan. A year later, the airline launched direct service to Rome. In 2011, Qatar Airways started operating to Venice, and in 2016, the airline further strengthened its commitment to the country with a daily service to Pisa. Since adding its fourth Italian destination, Qatar Airways has been operating 42 weekly flights from its home and hub in Doha, Hamad International Airport, to Italy.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said, We are pleased to be announcing this codeshare with the newly-launched Air Italy. The new agreement will provide seamless connectivity for Qatar Airways passengers arriving at our Italian gateways, onto further domestic destinations, enabling them to explore this beautiful country. This codeshare between Qatar Airways and Air Italy demonstrates the strengthening ties between Italy and Qatar; two countries that share many economic affiliations.

In 2017, Qatar Airways acquired 49% of AQA Holding, the new parent company of Air Italy. Italys long established privately owned airline was previously known as Meridiana, however, in February this year, the airline announced a new phase of growth and development, starting with its brand new identity and livery as Air Italy.

The new airline aims to acquire 50 aircraft by 2022, and has already committed to receiving 20 brand new Boeing 737-Max aircraft type, starting this month.

Cargo

Qatar Airways Cargo currently offers global customers belly-hold cargo capacity to and from the Italian cities of Milan, Rome, Venice and Pisa. The cargo carrier also operates five Boeing 777 freighters and two Airbus A330 freighters each week to the fashion capital, Milan, taking its combined cargo capacity to Italy to more than 1,100 tonnes each week.

Additionally, the twice weekly Boeing 777 freighter service on the Milan-Chicago-Milan route affirms Qatars rising position in the USA and Europe, providing high quality and reliable airfreight service between two key trading partners with 200 tonnes of weekly cargo capacity each way.

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