Qatar Airways and China Southern Airlines have signed a codeshare agreement that will start from January 2020.
This agreement is the first step in the strengthening of cooperation between both airlines, since Qatar Airways acquired five per cent of China Southern Airlines in December 2018.
This agreement will enable China Southern Airlines’ passengers to book travel on Qatar Airways’ flights between Guangzhou and Doha and Beijing and Doha allowing one stop connections to more than 80 destinations in the Middle East, Europe and Africa.
Qatar Airways first began flying to China in 2003 with a service from Doha to Shanghai. The airline currently operates 45 weekly flights to seven Greater China gateways: Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Chongqing, Chengdu and Hong Kong.
Qatar will add Langkawi, Malaysia and Gaborone, Botswana, to its extensive route network in October 2019 with Luanda, Angola; and Osaka, Japan, following in 2020.