Qatar Airways has announced a codeshare partnership with Vueling.
The codeshares are for 67 routes on Vueling’s network. Vueling flies to 24 destinations in Spain, 16 in Italy and four in Portugal, in addition to a number of destinations in France, Croatia, Germany, Malta, the Netherlands, and the Czech Republic.
The new partnership will allow connectivity via the airlines’ common gateways of Barcelona El Prat and Rome Fiumicino. Qatar Airways operates double-daily flights between both cities and its hub, Hamad International Airport in Doha, linking Vueling Airlines’ European network with Qatar Airways’ global network of more than 150 destinations.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “Our new code-share agreement with Vueling Airlines will allow even greater opportunities for passengers across Europe to connect to the global Qatar Airways network.
“Code-share partnerships and airline alliances continue to play an important role for Qatar Airways. The further addition of these code-share routes will offer an enhanced and unrivalled global network and improves our competitive offering.”
Vueling Airlines’ Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Javier Sánchez-Prieto said: “There are increasingly closer ties between Qatar Airways and Vueling, and this agreement will enable passengers from both airlines to benefit from the flexibility and convenience provided by the code-share on different European and Middle Eastern routes.”
Qatar Airways Business Class customers will be able to enjoy the comfort of Vueling Airlines Excellence Class, with fast-track security, access to premium lounges and priority boarding and seating. The benefits also extend to frequent fliers with Qatar Airways Privilege Club members eligible to earn Qmiles on Vueling Airline code-share flights.
The new code-share agreement, which builds upon the interline agreement signed between the two carriers in October 2014, is effective immediately.