Qatar Airways announces new destinations and codeshare expansion with Malaysia Airlines

Angkor Wat temple, Siem Reap, Cambodia

On the opening day of Kuwait Aviation Show, Qatar Airways announced eight new destinations to launch during 2020.

Qatar Airways continues to expand its international network and used the opening day of the Kuwait Air Show to announce eight new destinations starting in 2020.

The Kuwait Aviation Show is the perfect platform for us to kick start the New Year and unveil some of our exciting plans for 2020.

– Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Mr. Akbar Al Baker

Continued growth in Africa and Asia

Qatar Airways is one of the world’s fastest growing airlines and has won several awards in recent years, including the title of “World’s Best Airline” by the 2019 World Airline Awards. The airline also won the award for best business class and best business class seat.

New destinations:

  • Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan (Two weekly flights starting 30 March 2020)
  • Almaty, Kazakhstan (Two weekly flights starting 1 April 2020. Four weekly flights from 25 May)
  • Cebu, Philippines (Three weekly flights starting 8 April 2020)
  • Accra, Ghana (Daily flights starting 15 April 2020)
  • Trabzon, Turkey (Three weekly flights starting 20 May 2020)
  • Lyon, France (Five weekly flights starting 23 June 2020)
  • Luanda, Angola (Four weekly flights starting 14 October 2020)
  • Siem Reap, Cambodia (Five weekly flights starting 16 November 2020)

These new destinations come in addition to the recently announced to expansion to Osaka, Japan, as well as several European destinations. With these expansions, Qatar Airways will operate a total of 177 destinations around the world.

Qatar Airways Airline of the year

Qatar Airways already operate between Doha and 10 of the largest metro areas in the United States, including Chicago O’Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Miami, New York JFK, Philadelphia and Washington Dulles. The airline also offer five weekly flights between Doha and Montreal, Canada.

Significant codeshare expansion with Malaysia Airlines

In addition to the new destinations operated by Qatar Airways, the airline has also announced a significant expansion of the strategic partnership with Malaysia Airlines, first initiated in 2001. Both airlines are members of the Oneworld alliance.

Malaysia Airlines Airbus A350
Malaysia Airlines Airbus A350

The expanded agreement between the two airlines will allow Malaysia Airlines passengers to book travel to 20 additional gateways in Europe, America, and Africa. In turn, Qatar Airways passengers will benefit from access to four exciting new destinations in South East Asia.

Discover Doha and Qatar Airways Privilege Club

When you’re flying with Qatar Airways you will earn Qmiles and Qpoints in the Privilege Club loyalty program. With Qpoints you will be able to reach higher membership levels in Privilege Club, while Qmiles allow you to redeem new flights. How many points you earn depends on your ticket class and Privilege Club membership level. The Privilege Club Qcalculator is a great tool to find out how many points and miles you will earn on your trip. If you’re not a member of Privilege Club, you can sign up here.

Doha, Qatar
Discover Doha at no extra cost. Photo: Gustav Brandt / Pixabay

When you’re flying with Qatar Airways you can also do a stopover in Doha at no extra cost. You can choose among several 4 and 5 star hotels at an unbeatable price. If you have a long layover you can also attend activities like city sightseeing or a desert safari.

Cover photo: Sharon Ang / Pixabay 

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