Qatar China and Airways Southern Airlines announce codeshare agreement
Qatar Airways is very happy to announce codeshare cooperation with China Southern Airlines beginning with January 2020*. This codeshare agreement could be the first rung on the ladder in the strengthening of cooperation between both airlines, in December 2018 since Qatar Airways acquired 5 % of China Southern Airlines.
This agreement shall enable China Southern Airlines’ passengers to book travel on Qatar Airways’ flights between Guangzhou and Doha and Beijing and Doha allowing one stop connections to a lot more than 80 destinations in the centre East, Africa and europe.
Qatar Airways first began flying to China in 2003 with a ongoing service from Doha to Shanghai. Qatar Airways currently operates 45 weekly flights to seven Greater China gateways: Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Chongqing, Hong and chengdu Kong. IN-MAY 2018, Qatar Airways’ award-winning Qsuite Business Class experience debuted in China on the Shanghai route with Beijing receiving Qsuite in December 2018.
Qatar Airways Group LEADER, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker said: “December 2018 whenever we announced our investment in China Southern Airlines in, I noted the significant prospect of cooperation between our two prestigious airlines. This codeshare agreement may be the natural first step in us working together and leveraging our complementary strengths and resources to create advantages to customers of both our airlines. Qatar Airways quite definitely looks forward to the chance to help expand deepen our working relationship with this particular great airline and additional improve the travel opportunities for passengers around the world.”
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China Southern Airlines Senior Vice President of Corporate and International Relations, Mr. Wu Guoxiang said: “We have been very pleased to possess Qatar Airways as our codeshare partner. As a Skytrax Five-Star airline, Qatar Airways’ high service quality and massive network is quite impressive. Through the efficient Hamad AIRPORT TERMINAL, with its high quality service, passengers of China Southern Airlines will be able to benefit from the pleasant service to Doha. We quite definitely anticipate enhancing our cooperation later on and working together to create more advantages to our customers.”
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