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American Airlines and Qatar Airways new Partnership and Codeshare Agreement

American will begin exploring the addition of service from the U.S. to Doha; immediate benefits include increased connectivity and creation of new travel options for customers.

American Airlines has renewed its codeshare agreement with Qatar Airways, a premier carrier and member of the oneworld® alliance in the Arabian Peninsula.

This is the first step in building a strategic partnership between the airlines that will increase commercial cooperation, bolster connectivity and create new travel options for customers. Following the restoration of the codeshare, American will begin exploring the addition of service from the U.S. to Doha.

“We are very pleased to secure this strategic partnership with American Airlines — an agreement between two successful and ambitious airlines with a shared common purpose to enhance the customer experience. The deal will bring together two of the world’s largest airline networks, increasing choices for millions of passengers and providing seamless connectivity to a significant number of new destinations, in line with Qatar Airways’ successful growth strategy. We have moved on from past issues and look forward to working closely with American Airlines to build a world-leading partnership for all our customers. This agreement will harness our complementary strengths and resources and enable more customers to experience Qatar Airways’ award-winning product quality.”

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker

New routes

American will place its code on select Qatar Airways nonstop and connecting services to and from the U.S. and Qatar Airways’ hub in Doha, allowing American’s customers to access new destinations in:

  • Middle East
  • East Africa
  • South Asia
  • Southeast Asia

Qatar Airways will place its code on select flights beyond American’s hubs in:

  • Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW)
  • Chicago (ORD)
  • New York (JFK)
  • Philadelphia (PHL)
  • Miami (MIA)
  • Los Angeles (LAX)

In addition to American exploring the addition of service from the United States to Doha, both airlines will discuss new ways to further their partnership through expanded commercial cooperation that will enable long-haul growth for both airlines.

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