Qatar, Saudi airlines in codeshare deal
AWARD-WINNING Qatar Airways and Saudi Arabian Airlines have signed a strategic codeshare agreement that will link two of the region’s largest airline networks.
The agreement was signed between Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker and Dr Ayed Al-Amri, general manager Commercial Agreements and Haj Affairs of Saudi Arabian Airlines. The agreement will allow Qatar Airways to carry Saudia passengers on the Dammam-Doha-Dammam sectors.
“This new codeshare marks a historic milestone for Qatar Airways and Saudi Arabian Airlines and is the start of a long term relationship that will help strengthen ties between our two countries,” said Al Baker, speaking at a press conference in Doha. “We look forward to a prosperous relationship with Saudi Arabian Airlines and a long-term partnership that is going to deliver additional value to passengers flying on the Doha – Dammam route.”
The bilateral codeshare agreement will be effective from February 1. Saudi Arabian Airlines is Qatar Airways’ latest codeshare partner.