The Doha-based Qatar Airways announced that it has signed a codeshare agreement with the newest member of oneworld alliance, Alaska Airlines on June 29, 2021.
“This agreement, combined with our existing partnerships, will help consolidate our presence in the region and provide Qatar Airways passengers traveling to and from our 12 U.S. gateways with access to the most comprehensive network of seamless connections across the United States,” Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Akbar Al Baker said.
The new agreement will enable Qatar Airways passengers to travel to more than 150 of Alaska’s routes beginning July 1, 2021. The second phase of this agreement will give Alaska Airlines travelers the ability to book travel on all of Qatar Airways’ flights between the United States and Qatar and beyond.
“We’re thrilled to be a part of this evolving partnership with Qatar Airways, one of the world’s premier airlines,” said Ben Minicucci, Alaska Air Group CEO. “As international air travel resumes, it’s important to provide our guests with easier, more convenient travel options to get out and see distant places again. That’s why our new codeshare agreement between our two airlines is such a big deal.”