Qatar Airways and Iberia to expand partnership

23rd Mar, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU, Mar 23: Qatar Airways and Iberia have announced the expansion of their partnership, making it easier for Iberia customers flying to destinations across the Middle East and Asia, and  increasing accessibility for Qatar Airways passengers to key destinations across Latin America, including Brazil, Colombia, Uruguay and Panama.

Qatar Airways said its code (QR) will be applied to routes operated by Iberia from Madrid to Panama City, Panama; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Bogotá Medellín (MDE), Colombia; Montevideo, Uruguay; and Santo Domingo; Dominican Republic. Qatar Airways currently offers two flights daily from Doha direct to Madrid. From July, this will increase to 17 times weekly.

Qatar Airways said that the enhanced partnership will also benefit members of both airlines’ frequent flyer programs, Qatar Airways Privilege Club and Iberia Plus, and allow increased accessibility to Qatar Airways’ hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA), and Iberia’s hub at Madrid Airport Terminal 4.

Qatar Airways is one of the world’s fastest-growing airlines, with a modern fleet of more than 200 aircraft flying to business and leisure destinations across six continents while Iberia is a leading carrier on routes between Europe and Latin America. Together with its subsidiary Iberia Express and its franchise partner Iberia Regional/Air Nostrum, it operates 600 daily flights to 131 destinations in 48 countries in Europe, the Americas, Africa, Middle East and Asia with a fleet of some 135 aircraft.