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Oman and Qatar carriers expand codeshare partnership

The agreement now covers more than 80 destinations on Qatar Airways’ network

Oman Air passengers can now travel to more than 80 destinations with Qatar Airways, including new gateways such as Atlanta, Seattle, Johannesburg, Abuja and Bodrum.

The expansion of the agreement will provide more convenient and seamless travel options for both airlines’ passengers. This expansion follows shortly after the two airlines announced an agreement to significantly strengthen strategic cooperation between the two airlines in December 2020.

Oman Air chief executive officer Abdulaziz Al Raisi said: “Oman Air’s expanding partnership with Qatar Airways underscores the commitment of both airlines to provide their guests with more flights, more choice of destinations, and greater flexibility throughout their travels with us.

“For Oman Air and many airlines around the world, the key to post-pandemic recovery lies in strategic collaborations with industry partners and in identifying innovative route expansion opportunities as we navigate a constantly changing environment. Our long-standing cooperation with Qatar Airways – an airline that shares our commitment to product and service excellence – reflects a highly valued relationship and we look forward to growing our networks together.”

Qatar Airways group chief executive Akbar Al Baker added: “We are delighted to further expand our partnership with Oman Air, so recently after announcing our plans in December 2020 to further strengthen strategic cooperation between our two leading Gulf airlines. Despite the challenges of the pandemic, we have remained committed to forging and expanding our global network of partners to provide more seamless and flexible travel options for our millions of passengers.

“Having first established commercial cooperation with Oman Air over 20 years ago, we look forward to continuing to build upon our strong and historic partnership and offering our customers in Oman and across the globe even more benefits.”

Qatar Airways continues to rebuild its network, which currently stands at more than 130 destinations with plans to increase to more than 1,200 weekly flights to over 140 destinations by end of July 2021.

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