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Updated June 27, 2022

  • Joe Breitfeller

American Airlines Expands Strategic Alliance With Qatar Airways

American Airlines will expand their strategic codeshare partnership with Qatar Airways, allowing customers to book travel on Qatar Airways flights via Doha to and from 16 new countries, pending the necessary government approvals.


American Airlines and Qatar Airways Expand Strategic Alliance - Courtesy American Airlines

On Friday (June 3, 2022), American Airlines announced an expansion of their strategic partnership with Qatar Airways, which will allow customers to book travel on Qatar Airways flights via Doha to and from 16 additional countries. Pending government codeshare approvals, travelers will be able to book onward travel via Doha to destinations in Ethiopia, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Malaysia, the Maldives, Oman, Pakistan, the Seychelles, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.


In Friday’s announcment, American Airlines’ Chief Executive Officer, Robert Isom, said,


“Our global partnerships expand upon American’s comprehensive network, providing access to numerous destinations for our customers who are ready to travel around the world. We’re excited to deepen our strategic alliance with Qatar Airways alongside the launch of our new service between New York and Doha, giving American’s customers more choices and convenient access to the Middle East and beyond.”


Also commenting on the expanded commercial partnership, Qatar Airways Group’s Chief Executive, His Excellency, Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said,


“Qatar Airways is pleased to extend our codeshare partnership with American Airlines, as yet another step in renewing our long-term strategic partnership with the airline. The expansion of our codeshare agreement is a testament to our joint confidence in the future of aviation, and our shared mission of enhancing the customer experience for millions of passengers worldwide. We are thrilled to build on our relationship with our fellow oneworld partner to provide passengers with the reliable, safe and award-winning service that they have come to know and expect from Qatar Airways.”


Multi award-winning Qatar Airways is the national carrier of the State of Qatar and currently serves nearly 150 global destinations from their base in Doha, Qatar. The airline was recently named ‘Airline of the Year’ for the sixth time at the 2021 World Airline Awards managed by Skytrax. Qatar Airways also received awards for the ‘World’s Best Business Class’, ‘World’s Best Business Class Airport Lounge’, ‘World’s Best Business Class Seat’, ‘World’s Best Business Class Onboard Catering’, and ‘Best Airline in the Middle East.’


American Airlines’ purpose is to “care for people on life’s journey.” Shares in the American Airlines Group, Inc., trade on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol AAL and the company’s stock is included in the S&P 500.



Source: American Airlines