Cathay Pacific celebrated its new service from Hong Kong to Doha with the announcement of its new codeshare agreement with Qatar Airways. The two airlines are also part of the oneworld alliance.
Both airlines have announced extensive codeshare agreements following the launch of its twice-daily service. The agreement will offer both airline passengers more flexibility and choice.
Qatar Airways chief executive officer, Akbar Al Baker, said: “Alliances and code shares alike are playing an increasingly important role in the airline industry today – and that will continue long into the future. Becoming a member of oneworld last October was one of the most significant landmarks in Qatar Airways’ history. It has strengthened our competitive offering.”
Effective from April 2014, Cathay Pacific flights between Hong Kong and Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Cairns, Adelaide, Auckland, Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and Seoul will carry the ‘QR’ code, while Qatar Airways flights between Doha and Jeddah, Nairobi, Athens, Geneva, Madrid, Barcelona and Venice will carry Cathay Pacific’s ‘CX’ code.
Cathay Pacific chief executive Ivan Chu said: “We are committed to developing our presence in this ever-growing market. The codeshare agreement will provide even more travel options for our customers.”