Finnair has introduced plans to start out flights from three Nordic cities to Doha later this 12 months.
The providers from Copenhagen, Helsinki and Stockholm are anticipated to launch between November and December this 12 months, and shall be operated by Finnair’s A330 plane fitted with the service’s newest long-haul cabins.
Qatar will host the 2022 FIFA World Cup between November 20 and December 18.
The transfer is a part of a strategic partnership with fellow Oneworld member Qatar Airways, which can embody a codeshare settlement and “shared passenger and cargo capability between each airways”.
Finnair mentioned that the 2 airways have been additionally “exploring opening providers additionally between one other European vacation spot and Doha”.
There shall be every day flights between the three Nordic capitals and Doha, with the routes being bought and marketed by each Finnair and Qatar Airways.
The Gulf service already operates flights from Doha to all three cities, having added flights to Helisnki again in 2016.
Finnair mentioned that the brand new flights and codeshare settlement would supply connections through Doha to Qatar Airways’ community of round 100 locations throughout Australasia, Asia, the Center East and Africa, similtaneously opening up new locations and connection alternatives throughout Finnair’s Nordic community for Qatar Airways’ clients.
Commenting on the information Qatar Airways Group CEO Akbar Al Baker, mentioned:
“As a fellow Oneworld member, we take pleasure in a detailed relationship with Finnair and these new providers to Hamad Worldwide Airport are an instance of Qatar Airways working with companions for the advantage of our joint clients.
“This strategic partnership demonstrates our dedication to the Nordic markets and strengthens our place because the main Center East service on this vital area. This partnership would be the basis for the longer term enlargement right here.”
“Quickly, Doha would be the Oneworld hub bringing extra airline companions collectively than ever earlier than. With this codeshare settlement, travellers from the Nordics will proceed to have wonderful connectivity to Doha with Finnair and onwards with Qatar Airways to engaging leisure and key enterprise locations throughout Asia, Africa, Australasia and the Center East.”