American Airlines announced that it expanded its relationship with Qatar Airways to offer reciprocal frequent flyer program benefits.
American Airlines AAdvantage members will be able to earn and redeem miles on flights operated by Qatar Airways. In addition, members of Qatar Airways’ Privilege Club will be able to earn and redeem miles on American Airlines-operated flights.
The new benefits are in addition to the agreement the two airlines have in place, under which the two carriers codeshare on 170 routes throughout Europe, the Middle East, and the U.S.
Qatar Airways announced earlier this month that it will join oneworld alliance on October 30. The carrier will be the first of the three major airlines in the Gulf region to join a global airline alliance.
Date 23 September 2013
American Airlines – Qatar Airways Codeshare Partnership
Oman Air (WY), the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman and Ethiopian Airlines, the national carrier of Ethiopia (ET), a STAR Alliance member, signed a codeshare partnership on the Omani Capital of Muscat and the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa sector.
[li]Ethiopian Airlines is to operate 4x weekly flights between the two capitals [Operating Flight No. WT] [/li]
[li] Oman Air is the marketing airline [Marketing Flight No. WY] [/li]
[li] Seamless travel via Muscat to Ethiopia from any one of Oman Air’s 42 destination across the Middle East, Europe and Asia
[li] Seamless travel via Addis Ababa to any one of Ethiopian Airline’s 60 destinations on the African continent [/li]
[li]Enhanced connectivity options and expanded choice availability to passengers and more flight options[/li]
[li]Operations and Marketing cost savings through synergies and economies of scale[/li]
Oman Air Mission
- [li] “Modern Vision, Timeless Traditions…”: Oman Air started as a regional carrier. Oman Air then re-evaluated its strategic direction and has since assumed a much more international outlook. The airline has moved into the long-haul market, investing in new aircraft, livery, staff uniforms, on-board service offerings and management [/li]
Ethiopian Airlines Vision 2025
- [li] The airline is currently implementing its 15-year strategic plan called ‘Vision 2025” with the goal of becoming the most competitive and leading aviation group in Africa. Ethiopian will be the most competitive and leading aviation group in Africa by providing safe, market driven and customer focused passenger and Cargo Transport, Aviation Training, Flight Catering, Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO), Ground Services, Domestic and regional services by 2025 [/li]
- [li]Etihad Airways Airline Partners[/li][li]Ethiopian Airlines Airline Partners[/li]
Set at the foot of Mount Entoto, 2,300 metres above sea level, Addis Ababa is often referred to as the ‘capital of Africa’ because of its historical, diplomatic and political significance. With its wealth of palaces, cathedrals and mosques, as well as Africa’s largest open market, the city is an ideal starting point for the exploration of Ethiopia’s rich and ancient culture. Home to over 2.7 million people, the city is also an important business hub for Ethiopians and hosts the headquarters of the African Union (AU) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.
A codeshare is an aviation business term whereby two or more airlines share the same flight. The agreement allows greater access to destinations within an airline’s network and makes connections easier.