Qatar Airways has announced an expansion of its existing strategic partnership with Iberia, including new codeshare routes.
The Gulf airline owns a 25 per cent stake in Iberia’s parent company IAG, and initially formed a codeshare agreement with Spain’s flag carrier back in 2017.
Qatar Airways said that the expanded commercial cooperation will enable its passengers to book travel to and from 40 destinations on Iberia’s network across the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America, including new routes in Brazil, Chile, El Salvador and Guatemala.
Meanwhile Iberia customers will benefit from access to 36 routes on Qatar Airways’ global network, including seven additional destinations in Angola, Australia, Mozambique and South Africa.
Both airlines are members of the Oneworld alliance, meaning customers will get tier status recognition on each other’s flights, including lounge access, priority check-in and boardig, and accrual and redemption of miles.
Commenting on the news Iberia’s group chief executive, Javier Sanchez-Prieto, said:
“The extension of the codeshare agreement with Qatar Airways is very good news for us. At Iberia we work so that, when countries eliminate their restrictions, we can offer our clients the widest and most comprehensive network possible.
“The extension of this codeshare agreement with our Oneworld partner, Qatar Airways, opens up new markets in Australia and Africa and improves the connectivity we offer between Spain and the rest of the world with a very high-quality service offered by our partner, Qatar Airways.”