Qatar Airways and Iberia have announced they are expanding expanded their codeshare. New destinations on offer now include cities in Brazil, Colombia, Uruguay, Panama and the Dominican Republic.

The airlines first joined forces in April 2017, as reported at Business Traveller.

Qatar Airways and Iberia announce codeshare

Qatar Airways Group chief executive Akbar Al Baker, said: “Expanding the codeshare partnership with Iberia was a natural progression based on our customers’ mutual desire for additional destinations across both networks, as well as our membership in the Oneworld alliance. Latin America is a key area of growth for us, and we are delighted to be able to provide access to these new, fast-growing cities for our valued passengers from Qatar, the wider Middle East, South Asia and beyond with seamless connectivity.”

Chairman and CEO of Iberia Luis Gallego, said: “We are very happy to announce this expanded codeshare agreement with our Oneworld partner, Qatar Airways. With these additional routes, we will be able to provide our customers with greater access to the Middle East and Asia, offering even more choice to both business and leisure travellers.”

The airline says that members of both airlines’ frequent flyer programmes – Qatar Airways Privilege Club and Iberia Plus – will benefit “with increased accessibility to Qatar Airways’ hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA), and Iberia’s hub at Madrid Airport Terminal 4”.