- Qatar Airways and Iberia now jointly offer three daily flights between the Spanish and Qatari capital cities, further strengthening the long-standing cooperation between IAG, Iberia’s parent company, and the Qatar Airways Group.
- Iberia will also join and significantly expand the existing strategic alliance between British Airways and Qatar Airways, with the three carriers operating the largest airline joint business in the world, connecting customers to more than 200 destinations in 70 countries.
(IN SHORT) Qatar Airways celebrated a significant milestone as it welcomed Iberia’s inaugural non-stop flight from Madrid, Spain, to Doha, Qatar. This new daily service strengthens the long-standing cooperation between IAG, the parent company of Iberia, and the Qatar Airways Group. With Iberia’s daily flights, there are now three daily flights connecting the Spanish and Qatari capital cities, complementing Qatar Airways’ existing two daily flights between Spain and Qatar and three daily flights between Barcelona and Doha. This expansion reflects a commitment to the Spanish market and supports the joint ambition to grow the world’s largest airline joint business, involving Qatar Airways, British Airways, and Iberia. Passengers now have access to an extensive network of over 200 destinations in Asia, Australasia, the Middle East, and Africa through the seamless connectivity provided by these strategic partners, all with efficient transfers through their five-star hubs in Madrid, London, and Doha. Additionally, travelers passing through Hamad International Airport in Doha can enjoy a range of services, dining options, shopping, relaxation spaces, and unique experiences, making it a global gateway that enhances the overall travel experience. The partnership also allows loyalty program members to collect and spend Avios on flights with Qatar Airways, Iberia, and British Airways.
(PRESS RELEASE) Doha, Qatar, 2023-Dec-13 — /Travel PR News/ — Marks another milestone, as Qatar Airways welcomed Iberia’s first non-stop flight to Doha, Qatar from Madrid, Spain. This addition, further cements the Skytrax “Best Airport in the Middle East”, Hamad International Airport (DOH), as a gateway to the world. Iberia’s new daily service complements Qatar Airways’ two daily flights between the capital cities of Spain and Qatar and three daily flights between Barcelona and Doha. These services expand on our commitment to the Spanish market and support our joint ambition to expand the world’s largest airline joint business between Qatar Airways, British Airways and Iberia.
Through Madrid, London and Doha, the three strategic partners offer unparalleled connectivity to more than 200 destinations in Asia, Australasia, the Middle-East and Africa, with the most efficient transfers through their five-star hubs. Whether travelling from Madrid to Bali, Sydney to Ibiza, Lisbon to Maputo, or Doha to Malaga, the combined networks will provide fast and reliable itineraries to all passengers.
“As part of the unique partnership between Qatar Airways, British Airways and Iberia, passengers can enjoy the best service on the ground and in the air, while seamlessly connecting to their favourite destinations. The unique partnership between Qatar Airways, British Airways and Iberia offers more customers even greater flexibility, choice and value, and today’s inaugural flight reinforces Qatar as a destination of choice in the region, and Hamad International Airport as a global gateway.”
Passengers transferring through Hamad International Airport are treated to a vast array of offerings that transform the transit experience into a seamless journey. Serving as a diverse lifestyle destination, the airport caters to all passenger profiles, ensuring a personalised and enjoyable visit. Offering a plethora of dining and shopping options to numerous spaces for relaxation, including lounges, hotels, and sleeping pods, the airport is designed to exceed expectations. Adding to the allure are unique experiences such as the ORCHARD, the airport’s stunning indoor tropical garden, and captivating art installations. Hamad International Airport not only connects destinations but crafts an immersive and memorable travel experience for every traveler passing through its gates.
Passengers can also turn one holiday into two, availing themselves of incredible stopover packages to Qatar, the perfect destination for a taste of local culture, desert adventures, world-class shopping, fine dining, and much more. Stopover packages include tours for passengers with over four-hour layovers or even overnight stays from one to four nights.
Qatar Airways Chief Commercial Officer, Mr. Thierry Antinori, said: “With the launch of Iberia flights, our valued customers including corporates and trade partners, can capitalise on the additional capacity between Madrid and Doha. The schedules complement each other and provide unparalleled access to hundreds of destinations across both networks.
The partnership also offers members of the airlines’ loyalty programmes the benefit of a common currency – Avios. Members of Qatar Airways Privilege Club, Iberia Plus and British Airways Executive Club are able to collect and spend Avios on flights with all three airlines.
About Qatar Airways
A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways won the ‘World’s Best Business Class’ for the tenth time at the 2023 World Airline Awards, managed by the international air transport rating organisation, Skytrax. The airline continues to be synonymous with excellence, also taking home, Best Airline in the Middle East, World’s Best Business Class Lounge and World’s Best Business Class Lounge Dining at the prestigious awards held during the 2023 Paris Air Show. Qatar Airways is an unprecedented seven-time winner of the “World’s Best Airline” voted by Skytrax (2011, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2019, 2021 and 2022).
Qatar Airways currently flies to more than 160 destinations worldwide, connecting through its Doha hub, Hamad International Airport, voted by Skytrax as the ‘World’s Best Airport’ in 2021 and 2022 consecutively. This year, Hamad International Airport has been ranked by Skytrax as the second-best airport in the world, and received the ‘Best Airport in the Middle East’ accolade for the ninth time in a row, as well as ‘World’s Best Airport Shopping’.
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