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Qatar Airways and Oman Air agree on Code-share Expansion

Qatar Airways and Oman Air have agreed on Code-share expansion as part of strengthening strategic co-operation between the two airlines.

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Qatar Airways continues to expand its portfolio of strong, globally strategic partnerships by signing an expanded code-share agreement with Oman Air.

This expanded code-share agreement will help boost connectivity and provide more flexible travel options for both the Gulf airlines’ customers. Qatar Airways says that the expanded code-share agreement is the 1st step in further strengthening strategic cooperation between the two airlines that first began in 2000.

“We are pleased to further expand our code-share cooperation with Oman Air, one of the leading airlines in the Gulf region. Now more than ever, it is important to strengthen strategic partnerships across the industry to optimise our operations and provide seamless connectivity to hundreds of destinations across the globe for our passengers. Since 2000, both airlines have seen the benefits that commercial cooperation has brought, providing our passengers with unrivalled service and more flexibility to travel when they want. I look forward to further strengthening our commercial cooperation with Oman Air to provide even more benefits to our customers.”, said Mr. Akbar Al Baker, CEO, Qatar Airways.

Sales of the additional destinations will commence in 2021. Qatar Airways’ passengers will benefit from additional connectivity, with the ability to book travel on an additional 6 destinations across Asia and Africa in Oman Air’s network. The code-share expansion will also mean that it will significantly increase the number of destinations available to Oman Air passengers from three to 65* on the Qatar Airways’ network across Africa, Asia-Pacific, the Americas, Europe, India and the Middle East. Both airlines will also explore a number of joint commercial and operational initiatives to further optimise their partnership.

“We are delighted to expand our commercial cooperation with Qatar Airways, which will streamline flying for leisure travellers from around the world to enjoy Oman’s culture, scenic beauty and hospitality, and facilitate travel for those who visit the Sultanate of Oman for abundant, fast-growing business opportunities across a diverse range of sectors. The expansion of our code-share agreement is just the first step, and we look forward to working with Qatar Airways to further strengthen our strategic partnership to enhance the business and leisure travel experience for our customers in Oman and throughout the world.”, said Mr. Abdulaziz Al Raisi, CEO, Oman Air.

Qatar Airways recently signed code-share agreement with China Southern Airlines. Air Canada launched flights to Doha under a code-share agreement with Qatar Airways. The Doha-based airline will also increase flights to Montreal in Early 2021.

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