DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways is pleased to announce a code-share partnership with Iberia, offering passengers more flight options and enhanced connections within Spain and Portugal.
This code-share agreement, built upon the airline’s existing oneworld relationship, and effective from 3 April 2017, will offer mutual benefits to members of both airlines’ frequent flyer programmes – Qatar Airways Privilege Club and Iberia Plus.
The Qatar Airways' code (QR) will be applied to 28* routes operated by Iberia from Madrid, onwards to destinations in Spain and Portugal; and the double daily flights operated by Qatar Airways between Madrid and its hub in Doha, Hamad International Airport, will share Iberia's code (IB).
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “Code-share partnerships and airline alliances continue to play an important role for Qatar Airways and this new agreement with Iberia reflects our commitment to providing clients with the best service. In linking Iberia's extensive network across Spain and Portugal with Qatar Airways’ global network of more than 150 destinations, passengers will benefit from seamless connectivity and the growing strength of the oneworld global network."
Luis Gallego, President and CEO of Iberia, said: “We are very happy to announce this codeshare agreement with our ally Qatar Airways which offers our shared customers an extensive network to travel to/from Spain, Portugal and Doha; seamless connections at the Iberia hub in Madrid T4, personal attention in every station, and to our Business Class customers the opportunity to enjoy some of the best European VIP lounges to wait for their flight”.
Passengers travelling to and from Madrid on Qatar Airways will benefit from an unforgettable journey on board, with individual television screens, more than 3000 entertainment options and a world-class service. Those in Business Class will experience the benefits that come from flying within the World’s Best Business Class, as recognised by 2016 Skytrax World Airline Awards.
At the ITB Exhibition in Berlin this month, Qatar Airways launched its new-patented Business Class ‘QSuite’, enhancing the standard for premium travel worldwide. Featuring a unique customisable cabin with movable privacy panels that can be arranged to create a unique quadruple social space for families and friends, the cabin will also see the world’s first ever Business Class double bed, for those in adjoining seats.
Qatar Airways is one of the fastest growing airlines in aviation history operating one of the youngest fleets in the world. The airline operates a modern fleet of 195 aircraft flying to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations across six continents.
Iberia is the main Spanish air group and the leading carrier on routes between Europe and Latin America. Together with its subsidiary Iberia Express and its franchise partner Iberia Regional/Air Nostrum, it operates 600 daily flights to 127 destinations in 48 countries in Europe, the Americas, Africa, Middle East and Asia with a fleet of some 135 aircraft.
It offers easy and convenient connections at its hub in T4 in Madrid Barajas airport. Iberia was the world´s most punctual airline in 2016 according to Flight stats. The airline is a member of the oneworld alliance that operates more than 14,000 daily flights to some 1,000 destinations in more than 150 countries.
About Qatar Airways
Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, is proud to be Going Places Together with travellers across its more than 150 business and leisure destinations.
A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways has been awarded World’s Best Airline, World's Best Business Class; Best Business Class Airline Lounge and Best Airline Staff Service in the Middle East by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax.
Qatar Airways was the first Gulf carrier to join global airline alliance, oneworld, enabling its passengers to benefit from more than 1,000 airports in more than 150 countries.
Oryx One, Qatar Airways’ in-flight entertainment system offers passengers up to 3,000 entertainment options from the latest blockbuster movies, TV box sets, music, games and much more. Passengers flying on Qatar Airways flights served by its B787, A350, A380, A319 and select A320 and A330 aircraft can also stay in touch with their friends and family around the world by using the award-winning airline’s on-board Wi-Fi and GSM service.
Qatar Airways proudly supports a range of exciting international and local initiatives dedicated to enriching the global community that it serves. Qatar Airways sponsors world-leading sports teams including FC Barcelona and Al-Ahli Saudi Arabia FC reflecting the values of sports as a means of bringing people together, something at the core of the airline’s own brand message – Going Places Together.
Qatar Airways Cargo, the world’s third largest international cargo carrier, serves more than 50 exclusive freighter destinations worldwide via its Doha hub and also delivers freight to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations globally