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Qatar Airways has today announced that it is strengthening its partnership with the Spanish Airline Iberia.
As a result of the signed agreement, Qatar Airways customers will benefit from 40 more connections via Iberia codeshare flights. Qatar Airways passengers will now be able to travel to and from Brazil, Chile, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Senegal. The number of routes available to Iberia‘s passengers will grow from 29 to 36 on Qatar Airways‘ network, including new destinations to Angola, Australia, Mozambique, New Zealand, and South Africa.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “We are pleased to further expand our codeshare cooperation with Iberia, Spain’s largest carrier and the leading airline connecting Europe with Latin America. Despite the challenges of 2020, it has been our priority to maintain reliable global connectivity for our passengers. This expansion of our strategic partnership with Iberia further strengthens connectivity between the hubs of Doha and Madrid ensuring more flexible travel options for our customers.”
Iberia Group Chief Executive, Javier Sanchez-Prieto, said: “The extension of the codeshare agreement with Qatar Airways is very good news for us. At Iberia we work so that, when countries eliminate their restrictions, we can offer our clients the widest and most comprehensive network possible. The extension of this codeshare agreement with our oneworld partner, Qatar Airways, opens up new markets in Australia and Africa and improves the connectivity we offer between Spain and the rest of the world with a very high-quality service offered by our partner, Qatar Airways.”
Qatar Airways has a stake in IAG, meaning that it also owns a part of Iberia. A year ago, Qatar Airways owned 21.4% of IAG. In February, this percentage increased to 25.1%.