Today, British Airways and Qatar Airways completed the latest phase in the expansion of their partnership, offering global connectivity between more countries than any other airline joint business.
With this partnership, the airlines will offer customers to have the option to fly over 185 destinations covering over 60 countries.
The Largest Airline Joint Business
With British Airways and Qatar Airways’ partnership, there will be more flights and interactive fares for customers to choose from.
And on top of their current shared networks, an additional 42 countries have been added by the airlines giving passengers enhanced access between destinations in Europe and the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Oceania.
British Airways and Qatar Airways’ “Move Further Together” Plan
Another reason for both airlines to form a joint business is their plan called ”Move Further Together,” which enhances the joint network and provides passengers with the best services.
Qatar Airways CEO, Mr. Al Baker, said:
“The growing collaboration between Qatar Airways and British Airways shows our customers our common goal to offer an unparalleled network with unique benefits. Travellers can now experience the best in quality and service as they travel across our joint network. The joint business between our airlines cements both Qatar Airways and British Airways as industry leaders, aiming to provide the utmost flexibility and unrivalled connectivity to our customers.”
And Sean Doyle, Chairman and CEO of British Airways said:
“This is a huge milestone in our long-standing relationship with Qatar Airways, an airline that shares our passion for customer service, choice and flexibility. From idyllic holiday hotspots such as the Maldives and Thailand, to business hubs such as Singapore and Hong Kong, we are pleased to open up the world as the travel industry continues to make steps towards its recovery.”
Avios and Frequent Flyer Programs
This year, Qatar Airways has changed its Privilege Club frequent flyer currency from Qmiles to Avios.
With the change in mileage currency, members from each program can link each account to transfer miles and redeem them much more easily on their next flights.
The collaboration also offers access to both airline’s lounges and cabins, which includes British Airways’ brand new Club Suites and Qatar Airways’ amazing Qsuite.
British Airways and Qatar Airways just announced the largest airline joint business. With this partnership, both airlines will offer more than 185 destinations that can be flown by British Airways or Qatar Airways flights.
This is definitely an exciting and surprising move from both airlines. And having a lot of benefits when flying either with British or Qatar, I think it will be much easier for members to earn and redeem Avios from now on.