To ensure seamless connections for passengers, Qatar Airways and Air Italy have entered into a codeshare agreement with effect from today, 24 April.
The new agreement provides codeshares on Air Italy’s routes between Milan-Malpensa Airport and six cities across Italy, including Catania, Rome, Naples, Olbia, Palermo and Calabria.
The agreement also includes of Air Italy’s route between Rome Fiumicino Airport and Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport.
From 24 April Air Italy will also offer codeshare flights on all of Qatar Airways’ Italy to Doha services along with two further routes on the Qatar Airways network to Singapore and Male.
Qatar Airways first began flying to Italy in 2002 with a service from Doha to Milan. It currently flies to three other Italian destinations including Rome, Venice and Pisa.
Since adding its fourth Italian destination, Qatar Airways has been operating 42 weekly flights from its home and hub in Doha, Hamad International Airport, to Italy.
In 2017, Qatar Airways acquired 49% Air Italy. Previously known as Meridiana, the airline rebranded in February this year and assumed a brand new identity and livery as Air Italy.
Air Italy aims to acquire 50 aircraft by 2022, and has already committed to receiving 20 brand new Boeing 737-Max aircraft type, starting this month.