American Airlines to End Codeshares with Etihad and Qatar

By Paul Riegler on 12 July 2017
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A Qatar aircraft on the runway in Doha

A Qatar aircraft on the runway in Doha

American Airlines said Wednesday it plans to discontinue its codeshare partnerships with two Gulf carriers, Etihad and Qatar Airways.

The move followed an ongoing dispute over alleged government subsidies of the region’s carriers.

“In light of our ongoing dispute over the Open Skies agreements, American Airlines notified Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways on June 29 of our decision.”

The change only affects American’s codeshare relationship with the two carriers and does not change any agreements regarding interlining, lounge access, or frequent flyer partnerships. In addition, Qatar Airways is a member of the oneworld alliance, as is American, so passengers will continue to experience reciprocal benefits in accordance with oneworld guidelines.

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