British Airways and Qatar Airways marked the next milestone in their Joint Business Partnership, as they announced their intent to expand their Joint Business, allowing customers access to over 100 destinations across the world, last Thursday.
The news follows British Airways’ relaunch of daily services to Doha. The airline’s first flight took off from Gatwick last week, giving customers access to Qatar Airways’ expansive global network with connections from Doha to over 100 destinations across the world.
The proposed expansion will give customers enhanced access from Europe to popular destinations in the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Australasia, such as Singapore, Sydney, Colombo and Nairobi. It will also improve access to destinations across Europe such as Amsterdam, Madrid or Dublin.
Qatar Airways Group chief executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “Expanding our Joint Business with our strategic airline partner, British Airways, is an important milestone in our ambition of providing customers access to the most extensive route network and unrivalled product.”
Sean Doyle, British Airways’ chairman and chief executive officer, said: “The launch of our first flight from Gatwick to Doha was an essential milestone in our existing joint business with Qatar Airways.
“The proposed expansion of the joint business will be great news for customers, offering them access to more destinations across the world with seamless connections.”
He pointed out that customers are always looking for more options to connect to popular holiday hotspots.
The airlines expect to receive news of any relevant regulatory approvals of their expanded Joint Business proposition in the first half of 2022.