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Qatar Airways Announces New Codeshare Partnership With Air Malta

Updated: Jun 18, 2020

Qatar Airways announced on Wednesday the signing of a new codeshare agreement with Air Malta which will increase connectivity and travel opportunities for customers of both airlines. Codeshared flights can be booked today for travel commencing March 9, 2020.

Air Malta Airbus A320 - Photo Credit: Daniel Eledut/Unsplash

Today, Qatar Airways announced the signing of a new codeshare agreement with Air Malta. The new partnership follows Qatar Airways’ introduction of service between Doha and Malta in June 2019. The partnership exemplifies Qatar Airways’ long-term commitment to Maltese passengers and will help boost tourism to the Mediterranean country. Air Malta customers will now enjoy seamless connectivity from Doha to Qatar Airways’ extensive network including destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia. Qatar Airways’ guests will also benefit from greater access to Malta and Air Malta’s Mediterranean network including codeshared routes to popular destinations such as Cagliari, Palermo and Catania. In Wednesday’s announcement, Qatar Airways Group’s Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said,

“When we launched service to Malta in June 2019, I stated that this was just the beginning of our long-term commitment to boosting trade and tourism between our two countries. This agreement with Air Malta will provide significant benefits to both airlines and thousands of passengers, expanding both of our networks and setting the foundation to further enhance cooperation in other fields in the future.”

Also commenting on today’s announcement, Air Malta’s Chief Executive Officer, Captain Cliff Chetcuti added,

“This agreement is yet another milestone for Air Malta in its growth strategy and widening of its codesharing network. It was a natural step for us after Qatar Airways launched direct scheduled services to our islands and the successful cooperation on pilot training. Both Air Malta and Qatar Airways share the same quality service commitment towards their customers and through this codeshare agreement we are enhancing our cooperation to the benefit of our mutual customers.”

Founded in 1974, Air Malta is the national carrier of Malta and serves over 40 destinations from its Malta International Airport (MLA) hub. The carrier operates a fleet of 10 modern Airbus A320ceo and A320neo aircraft and serves over 2 million passengers annually. Air Malta was named ‘Best Regional Airline in Europe’ at the 2019 Skytrax World Airline Awards.

Celebrated and award-winning Qatar Airways was named the ‘World’s Best Airline’ in the 2019 World Airline Awards managed by Skytrax. The carrier was also named ‘Best Airline in the Middle East,’ ‘World’s Best Business Class’ and awarded the title for ‘Best Business Class Seat.’ Qatar Airways is the only airline ever to have received the prestigious “Skytrax Airline of the Year” title five times. The national carrier of the State of Qatar, Qatar Airways serves over 170 global destinations with a fleet of more than 250 modern and fuel-efficient aircraft. The airline’s primary hub is located at Hamad International Airport (DOH) in Doha, Qatar.

Source(s): Qatar Airways, Air Malta


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