Qatar Airways has started the first phase of its partnership with American Airlines by sharing the codes of its flights with domestic flights in the United States. This codeshare will take a few weeks to be rolled out in phases. Once complete, Qatar Airways’ code will be placed on over 1,000 American Airlines’ domestic flights.
Major changes in store post this partnership
In the United States, flights will be connected with ten gateways of Qatar Airways. With this codeshare, Qatar Airways’ travelers will be able to book flights on American Airlines’ vast domestic routes via Chicago (ORD) and Dallas (DFW) to 200 cities including Miami (MIA), Houston (IAH), Atlanta (ATL), Detroit (DTW), Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP), Seattle (SEA), and San Francisco (SFO). Post government approvals, cities from Central America, and the Caribbean will also be included.
Qatar Airways chief commercial officer, Simon Talling-Smith, said: “This codeshare is just the first step in renewing our long-term strategic partnership with American Airlines. The rollout of this domestic codeshare demonstrates our airlines are confident about the future and during this difficult time we continue to focus on how we can enhance the customer experience for our millions of passengers.
He added: “As two of the strongest airlines in the world, I have no doubt that we will overcome the current challenge and be well-positioned to continue providing our passengers the reliable, safe, and award-winning service that they have come to trust from us.”
American Airlines senior vice president of network strategy, Vasu Raja, said: “We are pleased that we’ve reached this important milestone with Qatar Airways. We look forward to welcoming Qatar Airways passengers throughout our domestic network as we continue to focus on the wellbeing of our customers, team members, and the communities we serve during this uncertain time.”