Qatar Airways today revealed that it plans to increase its strategic partnership with Spanish airline Iberia. Qatar Airways owns 25.1% of Iberia’s owner, the International Airlines Group. The move comes as Qatar Airways looks to strengthen passengers’ travel options to South America through a range of partnerships.
Qatar Airways is no stranger to codeshare agreements. Since the start of December alone, Simple Flying has reported on countless such agreements being undertaken as part of the airline’s drive to strengthen airline partnerships. Now the airline has announced that it will further its partnership with Spanish flag carrier Iberia.
40 new routes for Qatar customers
As part of the new deal announced today, Qatar Airways customers will benefit from an expanded route network featuring 40 more connections via Iberia codeshare flights. These will be focused on short-haul links to the Iberian Peninsular, in addition to long-haul transatlantic hops to Latin America. Customers won’t have to wait to make use of the expanded codeshare agreement as Qatar Airways revealed tickets have already gone on sale.