New code share routes open up additional Russian destinations for Qatar Airways customers on the S7 Airlines networkQatar Airways and S7 Airlines are set to strengthen their relationship even further with the launch of new codeshare arrangement between the two oneworld member airlines, further expanding travel opportunities for customers.
Under the new code share arrangement, Qatar Airways’ passengers travelling from Doha will be able to connect onto destinations with S7 Airlines including Sochi, Chelyabinsk, Samara, Kazan, St. Petersburg, Omsk, Perm, Rostov, Yekaterinburg, Tyumen and Helsinki.
Likewise, S7 Airlines customers will be able to book from Moscow to Phuket (Thailand) and Phnom Penh (Cambodia) via Doha.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “Alliances and code shares 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 and the advent of these new code share routes with S7 Airlines, a oneworld member airline, will expand travel options even further within our global alliance network.”
Not only will the new codeshare arrangement make connections simpler by allowing for a single carrier code booking across multiple flights, but there is the added benefit that members of the airlines’ frequent flyer programmes will be able to collect frequent flyer points on each other’s flights to their final destinations.
The new code share, which comes into place from Wednesday 8th October, comes at a time when Qatar Airways will soon celebrate its first anniversary as a oneworld member airline, having joined the prestigious global airline alliance on the 30th October 2013.
Qatar Airways has seen rapid growth in just 17 years of operations, currently flying a modern fleet of 136 aircraft to more than 144 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and the Americas.