Aer Lingus has signed a codeshare with Qatar Airways, further strengthening the Gulf carrier’s ongoing partnership with International Airlines Group (IAG).

The new codeshare will enable connections between Qatar Airways and Aer Lingus flights through Dublin, London and Manchester.

This latest announcement means that Qatar Airways will now have codeshare coverage with all IAG carriers, including British Airways, Iberia, Vueling, and Aer Lingus.

Qatar Airways chief commercial officer, Thierry Antinori, said:

“Our new codeshare partnership with Aer Lingus demonstrates Qatar Airways’ commitment to its customers, who will benefit from a wider choice of global destinations.

“The move also builds on our long-term strategic relationship with IAG as we expand our codeshare coverage even further. It is an exciting opportunity to extend our exceptional service to even more travellers through this partnership.”

Aer Lingus’ chief strategy and planning officer, Reid Moody, added:

“We’re pleased to launch our new codeshare partnership with Qatar Airways, offering their customers a great choice of routes and destinations on Aer Lingus’ extensive network of flights across the UK and Ireland. Customers can expect a warm welcome and friendly service and we look forward to welcoming them on board.”

This follows the recent expansion of the strategic alliance between Qatar Airways, British Airways and Iberia, which allows passengers to connect to more than 200 destinations through the three airlines.

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