American Airlines And Qatar Airways Announce New Codeshare Relationship
FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 8, 2013
FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines has signed
an agreement with Doha, Qatar-based Qatar Airways, one of the world's
fastest-growing airlines and a Skytrax 5-Star rated carrier, to codeshare on
each other's flights providing new growth opportunities for American in the
Middle East and for Qatar in the United States. Following government
approvals the new codeshare agreement will offer customers more seamless
choices by allowing the two airlines to work together to improve flight
schedules and connection times.
"Our extensive codeshare relationship with Qatar Airways will provide our
customers with easy, premium access when traveling to and from the Middle East
and beyond," said Kurt Stache, American's Vice President – Strategic
Alliances. "This new codeshare relationship with Qatar is another example of
how American is focused on building its global network through closer
coordination with its alliance partners around the world."
The agreement with Qatar will include codesharing on nonstop flights between
the U.S. and Doha, flights connecting at the carriers' European gateways such
as Paris and London, and flights to cities in the U.S. and beyond Doha.
Additionally, members of the American Airlines AAdvantage^® program will be
able to earn miles on the codeshare flights operated by Qatar Airways,
providing another valuable benefit of the relationship. Customers can begin
booking travel on codeshare flights as early as Feb. 10, 2013 for travel
beginning Feb. 26, 2013.
In October 2012, Qatar was invited to join the oneworld^® alliance. Qatar is
the first of the three major carriers in the Gulf to join a global airline
alliance. Its addition will add 15 destinations and three countries to the
oneworld map. Qatar currently serves 120 destinations in 70 countries in the
Middle East, Europe, Africa, North and South America, Asia and Australia.
From its Doha hub, it offers more than 1,100 weekly flights, including service
to 17 cities throughout the Middle East.
About American Airlines
American Airlines, American Eagle^® and the AmericanConnection^® carrier serve
260 airports in more than 50 countries and territories with, on average, more
than 3,500 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers nearly 900
aircraft. American's award-winning website, AA.com^®, provides users with easy
access to check and book fares, plus personalized news, information and travel
offers. American Airlines is a founding member of the oneworld^® alliance,
which brings together some of the best and biggest names in the airline
business, enabling them to offer their customers more services and benefits
than any airline can provide on its own. Together, its members and
members-elect serve more than 900 destinations with more than 9,000 daily
flights to 150 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American
Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AmericanAirlines,
American Eagle, AmericanConnection, AA.com, and AAdvantage are trademarks of
American Airlines, Inc. AMR Corporation common stock trades under the symbol
"AAMRQ" on the OTCQB marketplace, operated by OTC Markets Group.
SOURCE American Airlines
Contact: Stacey Frantz, Media Relations, Fort Worth, Texas, +1-817-967-1577,
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