British Airways and Qatar Airways Expand Joint Business Partnership
Today, British Airways and Qatar Airways have marked the next milestone in their joint business partnership, as the airlines announce their intention to extend their joint business. The news follows British Airways’ relaunch of daily service to Doha from Gatwick last week.
On Thursday (December 16, 2021), British Airways announced plans to extend their joint business partnership with Qatar Airways. This winter, the airlines are operating up to six daily flights to Doha from London Heathrow and Gatwick, with five from Heathrow and one from Gatwick. The news follows British Airways’ relaunch of daily service last week between London Gatwick and Doha, where guests can enjoy seamless connections to over 100 destinations in Qatar Airways’ network. British Airways resumed Doha service was operated with a Boeing 777-200ER featuring Club World (business class), world Traveller Plus (premium economy) and World Traveller (economy) cabins.
In Thursday’s announcement, British Airways’ Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Sean Doyle, said,
“The launch of our first flight from Gatwick to Doha was an important milestone in our existing joint business with Qatar Airways. The proposed expansion of the joint business will be great news for customers, offering them access to more destinations across the world with seamless connections. We know customers are always looking for more options to connect onto popular holiday hotspots such as the Maldives and Seychelles, and this expansion will allow them to do just that.”
Also commenting on the expanding partnership, Qatar Airways Group’s Chief Executive, His Excellency, Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said,
“Expanding our Joint Business with our strategic airline partner, British Airways, is an important milestone in our ambition of providing customers access to the most extensive route network and unrivalled product.”
The proposed joint business expansion will offer guests enhanced access from Europe to popular destinations in the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Australasia, such as Singapore, Colombo and Nairobi, while improving European connectivity to destinations including Amsterdam, Madrid and Dublin.
Source: British Airways