Qatar Airways and Aer Lingus launched a new codeshare partnership effective 13 March 2024. The codeshare will allow greater access to more destinations across the UK and Ireland, and benefit passengers across globe markets including Africa, Asia, Australia, the Middle East and New Zealand.

Qatar Airways will add its codeshare on flights operated by Aer Lingus (EI), the national carrier of Ireland, and Aer Lingus Regional, in a move which further strengthens Qatar Airways’ ongoing partnership expansion with International Airlines Group (IAG).

This new codeshare will enable connections between Qatar Airways and Aer Lingus flights through Dublin, London, and Manchester, enabling passenger to travel between Irish and UK destinations including Aberdeen, Belfast, Cork, and Glasgow, through Qatar Airways’ extensive global network via Doha’s hub at Hamad International Airport to more than 170 destinations worldwide.

Aer Lingus Chief Strategy and Planning Officer, Reid Moody said, “We’re pleased to launch our new codeshare partnership with Qatar Airways, offering their customers a great choice of routes and destinations on Aer Lingus’ extensive network of flights across the UK and Ireland. Customers can expect a warm welcome and friendly service and we look forward to welcoming them on board.”

Qatar Airways Chief Commercial Officer, Thierry Antinori, said “Our new codeshare partnership with Aer Lingus demonstrates Qatar Airways’ commitment to its customers, who will benefit from a wider choice of global destinations. The move also builds on our long-term strategic relationship with IAG as we expand our codeshare coverage even further. It is an exciting opportunity to extend our exceptional service to even more travellers through this partnership.”

Qatar Airways will have codeshare coverage with all IAG carriers, including British Airways, Iberia, Vueling, and Aer Lingus, solidifying its position in the European market. Qatar Airways operates Dublin Airport Terminal 1 to Doha fourteen times weekly using Boeing 787-8 aircraft.

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