Qatar Airways, British Airways agree to code-share deal

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Qatar Airways has entered into a code-share agreement with International Airlines Group (IAG), the parent company of British Airways.

"British Airways is an airline steeped in history and prestige, and we are proud to be partnering with them to offer our passengers an even greater choice of global destinations," Qatar Airways Group CEO Akbar Al Baker said. "This partnership brings together two world-class airlines to provide an enhanced operation for our passengers with increased daily flights between London and Doha, greater choice of flight schedules, wider range of fares and improved members benefits."

The new code-share partnership, which goes into effect Oct. 30, builds upon an already-established relationship between the two airlines and follows a commercial agreement signed between Qatar Airways and IAG Cargo in 2014.

"We are delighted to announce this joint business with Qatar Airways which is one of the world's premier airlines," IAG CEO Willie Walsh said. "This agreement will benefit customers by giving them access to more destinations through Qatar Airways’ extensive network. It will also allow us to provide easier journeys with better aligned schedules, more frequencies and improved flight transfers."

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