Iberia joins BA and Qatar Airways in network expansion

Iberia joins BA and Qatar Airways in network expansion

Partnership between three airlines will cover more than 200 destinations

Iberia, the national carrier of Spain, has entered into a partnership with British Airways and Qatar Airways, resulting in increased connectivity for travellers.

Iberia will add a new daily service from Madrid Barajas International Airport to Hamad International Airport, from 11 December 2023. This will increase the service on the route by both airlines to three times daily, providing connectivity between the Iberian peninsula and the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia.

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Similarly, travellers from the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia will have more options when travelling to Madrid, Lisbon, Ibiza, Malaga, Gran Canaria and other destinations across Spain and Portugal.

Qatar Airways Group chief executive Akbar Al Baker said: “Our passengers will now have more opportunities than ever to connect to different destinations across the British Airways, Iberia, and Qatar Airways’ networks. This collaborative effort comes as part of our commitment to continuously improve the offerings available to our passengers and provide them with the best in the industry.”


Iberia CEO Fernando Candela added: “We are really excited about the launch of our Madrid-Doha route. Through QJB hubs in London and Doha, we are building the much-desired bridge between Spain and more than 200 destinations in Asia, Australasia, the Middle-East, and Africa, and offering new opportunities for travellers in both directions.” 

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