Qatar Airways expands codeshare agreements
APR 1, 2015: Qatar Airways has announced the further expansion of its code-share agreements with both Cathay Pacific and Japan Airlines, enhancing connectivity around the globe for the travelling public between these oneworld member airlines. Qatar Airways and Cathay Pacific first announced a strategic code-share agreement in April last year, shortly after Cathay Pacific first started servicing Doha directly on 30 March 2014, complementing Qatar Airways existing route frequencies to Hong Kong. This new agreement offers Qatar Airways’ passengers greater flexibility and a wider choice when travelling to Australia, New Zealand, Korea and Japan. The new code-share routes between Doha - Muscat and Doha - São Paulo will further enhance connectivity for our passengers. Furthermore Qatar Airways has continued to expand its network offering for those passengers travelling to Japan, with the addition of 24 new domestic code-share routes with oneworld member Japan Airlines. Qatar Airways serves three destinations in Japan from its hub in Doha to Osaka, Tokyo Haneda and Tokyo Narita. Qatar Airways Group Chief ExecutiveAkbar Al Baker, said, “Becoming a member of oneworld in October 2013 was a significant landmark in Qatar Airways relatively young history, enabling us to strengthen our competitive offering. The joining of this alliance, and the addition of these new code shares, enables our passengers to avail of additional travel options, with ease, across routes that encompass the entire globe.” The 24 new code-shares with Japan Airlines are Tokyo Haneda to Kagoshima, Hiroshima, Kumamoto, Kita Kyushu, Okayama, Nagasaki, Matsuyama, Komatsu, Takamatsu, Oita, Hakodate, Kochi, Tokushima, Akita, Miyazaki, Ube, Izumo, Aomori, Asahikawa, Obihiro, Amami O Shima, Memambetsu, Kushiro and Misawa.