Arabian Aerospace – Qatar Airways and Air Malta sign codeshare agreement

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Posted 27 February 2020 · Add Comment

Qatar Airways and Air Malta have signed a comprehensive codeshare agreement which reinforces Air Malta’s drive to expand its network and extend its reach, whilst showing Qatar Airways’ long-term commitment to Maltese passengers and to boosting tourism to the archipelago.

Above: (left to right) Qatar  Airways’  Group  Chief  Executive,  His  Excellency  Mr  Akbar  Al Baker and Air  Malta’s  Chief  Executive,  Captain  Cliff  Chetcuti.
Courtesy Air  Malta  

The first codeshare flights are to operate from 9th March.The codeshare agreement increases Malta’s connectivity with Africa, the Middle East, Australia and Asia by enabling Air Malta’s passengers to travel on Qatar Airways’ flights between Malta, Doha and onward to more than 60 destinations.

Air Malta will place its code and flight numbers on several of these Qatar flights, thereby allowing the Maltese Airline to participate in these markets not only to and from Malta but also connecting to and from other destinations that it serves.

Qatar Airways’ passengers  will  also  benefit  from  greater access to Malta and to Air Malta’s extensive Mediterranean network. Codeshare destinations include Cagliari, Palermo and Catania.

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Qatar  Airways  Group  Chief  Executive,  His  Excellency  Mr  Akbar  Al Baker, said: “When we  launched  services  to  Malta  in  June  2019,  I stated  this  was  just  the  beginning  of  our  long  term  commitment  to boosting trade and tourism between our two countries.

“This agreement with Air Malta will provide significant benefits to both airlines and thousands of passengers, expanding both of our networks and  setting  the  foundation  to  further  enhance  cooperation  in  other fields in the future.”

Air   Malta   Chief   Executive,  Captain  Cliff  Chetcuti,  said:  “This agreement is yet another milestone for Air Malta in its growth strategy and widening of its codesharing network. It was a natural step for us after Qatar Airways launched direct scheduled services to our Islands and the successful cooperation on pilot training

“Both  Air  Malta  and  Qatar  Airways share the same  quality service commitment towards their customers and through  this  codeshare agreement  we  are  enhancing  our  cooperation  to  the  benefit  of  our mutual customers.”

Malta’s Minister for Economy, Investment and Small Businesses responsible for Air Malta, Silvio Schembri, welcomed the codesharing agreement between Air Malta and Qatar Airways. He said: “This agreement pushes forward Air Malta to set presence in the eastern market. This is an important step in Air Malta’s stance to continue enhancing its connectivity on an  international  level. In  fact  through  this agreement Air Malta will be able to offer flights to Australia through just one stop in Doha.

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“I look forward to seeing this partnership grow to the benefit of both airlines involved as well  as means to better customers’ experience  when  using  our  national  airline. This  is  yet another initiative complementing Air Malta’s strategy to generate new streams of revenue.”

Qatar Airways began flying to Malta on 4th June 2019 with daily flights in the summer and a four-times weekly service during winter.

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