Qatar Airways has signed an interline agreement with Greece-based airline Sky Express, a local media reported. The agreement will allow Greek passengers to travel between Greece and Doha, in addition to onward destinations in Asia, the Middle East, and Australasia.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Akbar Al Baker, told the media that, “With the largest domestic network in Greece, this agreement with Sky Express significantly increases our ability to connect global travellers with iconic destinations throughout Greece and reinforces our commitment to supporting the nation’s tourism industry.”
Currently, Qatar Airways operates a modern fleet of more than 250 aircraft through Hamad International Airport to more than 160 destinations worldwide. Since 2005 Qatar Airways has been operating to Athens and increased its service to the city to thrice daily. The upgrade was made to meet growing demands.
Sky Express is the fastest growing airline in Greece today. It operates more than 30,000 flights each year to 32 destinations throughout the country. It has a modern fleet of ATR aircraft.
Last year, the airline added Thessaloniki and Mykonos as its second and third gateways to Greece, according to the media report.
Earlier this month, Qatar Airways signed a codeshare agreement with LATAM Airlines Brazil. The agreement allows Qatar Airways passengers to travel destinations through Brazil and South America including Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia, Curitiba, Lima and Bogota among others.
The airline is one of the potential investors chosen by sovereign fund Khazanah Nasional to purchase a strategic stake in Malaysia Airlines, a local media report said.