Qatar Airways sign strategic partnership

27 February, 2020 12:00 AM printer

WASHINGTON: American Airlines Group Inc said Tuesday it has signed a strategic partnership deal with Qatar Airways and is reviving its codeshare agreement.

The largest US airline also said it is considering launching service from the United States to Doha, report agencies.

Starting in 2015, the largest US carriers argued their Gulf rivals were being unfairly subsidized by their governments, distorting competition and costing U.S. jobs - something the Gulf carriers deny.

“The issues that led to the suspension of our partnership two years ago have been addressed, and we believe resuming our codeshare agreement will allow us to provide service to markets that our customers, team members and shareholders value.”