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Qatar Airways and Alaska Airlines further strengthens partnership

Qatar Airways has announced that it has signed signed a codeshare agreement with the newest member of oneworld, Alaska Airlines. The carrier is the only partner airline from Middle East for Alaska Airlines.

As of 1st July 2021, the agreement signed between the two airlines will enable Qatar Airways passengers to book travel and easily connect to more than 150 of Alaska’s routes including Portland, Las Vegas, San Diego, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Denver, San Jose, Anchorage and Vancouver.

In addition, in second phase of the agreement, Alaska Airlines’ passengers will be able to book travel on all of Qatar Airways’ flights between the United States and Qatar and beyond to Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia.

Mr. Akbar Al Baker, Group Chief Executive, Qatar Airways, said:

This is an important step in advancing our commercial cooperation with Alaska Airlines as we welcome the newest member of the oneworld alliance to Qatar Airways’ list of strategic partners. This agreement, combined with our existing partnerships, will help consolidate our presence in the region and provide Qatar Airways passengers travelling to and from our 12 U.S. gateways with access to the most comprehensive network of seamless connections across the United States. As we expand services to Alaska’s key hubs of Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles, we look forward to implementing the next phase of this strategic partnership and welcoming on board Alaska Airlines passengers as we connect them to our global network of over 140 destinations via the Best Airport in the Middle East, Hamad International Airport.

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This comes after Qatar Airways recently expanded its services to the United States with over 100 weekly flights this summer.

As oneworld alliance partners, members of Qatar Airways Privilege Club and Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan will be ensured recognition of their tier status and can enjoy benefits such as access to lounges worldwide, through check-in, extra baggage allowance, priority check-in and boarding plus accrual and redemption of miles, across the partner carriers’ networks.

Qatar Airways flies to 12 destinations in the US with over 100 weekly flights. They are:

  • Atlanta
  • Boston
  • Chicago
  • Dallas/Fort Worth
  • Houston
  • Los Angeles
  • Miami
  • New York JFK
  • Philadelphia
  • San Francisco
  • Seattle
  • Washington D.C.

Ben Minicucci, CEO, Alaska Airlines, said:

We’re thrilled to be a part of this evolving partnership with Qatar Airways, one of world’s premier airlines. As international air travel resumes, it’s important to provide our guests with easier, more convenient travel options to get out and see distant places again. That’s why our new codeshare agreement between our two airlines is such a big deal. Qatar’s nonstop flights from our hubs in Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles to Doha and points beyond offers our guests tremendous opportunities to visit nearly any country they want.

Meanwhile, Qatar Airways recently announced new Business Class Suites on Boeing B787-9 Dreamliner.

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