Qatar Airways and Oman Air have expanded their codeshare partnership to cover more than 80 destinations on Qatar Airways’ network.
The agreement expansion will provide “more convenient and seamless” travel options for both airlines’ passengers.
This expansion follows shortly after the two airlines announced an agreement to significantly strengthen strategic cooperation between the two airlines in December 2020.
Qatar Airways Group chief executive HE Akbar al-Baker said, “We are delighted to further expand our partnership with Oman Air, so recently after announcing our plans in December 2020 to further strengthen strategic cooperation between our two leading Gulf airlines. Despite the challenges of the pandemic, we have remained committed to forging and expanding our global network of partners to provide more seamless and flexible travel options for our millions of passengers.
“Having first established commercial co-operation with Oman Air over 20 years ago, we look forward to continuing to build upon our strong and historic partnership and offering our customers in Oman and across the globe even more benefits.”
Oman Air Chief Executive Officer Abdulaziz al-Raisi said, “Oman Air’s expanding partnership with Qatar Airways underscores the commitment of both airlines to provide their guests with more flights, more choice of destinations, and greater flexibility throughout their travels with us. For Oman Air and many airlines around the world, the key to post-pandemic recovery lies in strategic collaborations with industry partners and in identifying innovative route expansion opportunities as we navigate a constantly changing environment.
“Our longstanding cooperation with Qatar Airways—an airline that shares our commitment to product and service excellence—reflects a highly valued relationship and we look forward to growing our networks together.”
This most recent expansion of the strategic partnership will enable Oman Air passengers to enjoy “seamless” connections via Doha to and from 16 new routes (subject to regulatory approval) – Adana, Ankara, Antalya, Bodrum, Istanbul Sabiha and Izmir (Turkey); Berlin and Munich, (Germany); Mykonos (Greece); St. Petersburg (Russia); Zurich (Switzerland); Atlanta and Seattle (USA); Abuja (Nigeria); Johannesburg (South Africa); and Gassim (Saudi Arabia).
Qatar’s national carrier continues to rebuild its network, which currently stands at over 130 destinations with plans to increase to more than 1,200 weekly flights to over 140 destinations by end of July.