Qatar Airways and Xiamen Airlines have charted a course toward collaboration. The airlines announced a new codeshare partnership enhancing connections between Mainland China and Qatar. It comes as the two nations celebrate 35 years of diplomatic ties.
With this codeshare partnership, Qatar Airways extends its reach, magnifying its presence in Mainland China. Qatar Airways operates 31 weekly flights to six Mainland China destinations. The airline also offers double daily flights to Hong Kong. Through the partnership, Xiamen Airlines will place its code on Qatar Airways flights to and from Beijing.
Launching Direct Flights from Beijing’s Daxing International Airport
Xiamen Airlines will fly out of Beijing’s Daxing International Airport, touching down at Qatar’s Hamad International Airport. This route is operated by the airline’s Boeing 787-9 aircraft.
From 20th October 2023, the Beijing-Doha route assures passengers of timely services. The flight lands in Doha at 22:45 and sets off for the return at 02:00. Designed for optimal connectivity, these flights bridge key markets. They integrate with Qatar Airways’ extensive network across the Middle East, Africa, and Europe through the partnership.
Flights to Xiamen’s Special Economic Zone
Beyond Beijing, Xiamen Airlines expands its reach from Xiamen, Fujian Sheng’s bustling economic hub. Two weekly flights, commencing 31st October 2023, ensure the same seamless travel. Timed perfectly for connections, they land in Doha at 05:00 and depart at 19:30. These flights are operated by Xiamen Airlines’ Boeing 787-8 aircraft.
Xiamen Airlines: A Legacy of Excellence
Founded in 1984, Xiamen Airlines has consistently raised the bar in aviation. As a member of the SkyTeam Alliance, the airline connects 105 global destinations with its signature five-star service.
The airlines share accolades, including the APEX World Class Awards. This sets the tone for an alliance prioritizing excellence and passenger satisfaction.
A Peek Inside the Xiamen Airlines Boeing 787 Aircraft flying to Doha
Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner
The Xiamen Airlines Boeing 787-9, servicing the Beijing-Doha route, has 287 seats in all. It features two classes of service: 30 Business class seats and 257 seats in Economy class.
Xiamen Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Seat Map
Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner
The Xiamen Airlines Boeing 787-8, which will serve the Xiamen-Doha route, seats 237 passengers. It offers a unique three-class configuration with 4 seats in First Class, 18 in Business, and 215 in Economy.
Xiamen Airlines Boeing 787-8 Seat Map
A Shared Vision for the Future
Qatar Airways’ Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, expressed his optimism. “We welcome our new partner, Xiamen Airlines, to Hamad International Airport, our home in Qatar. We are proud and honored that Xiamen Airlines has chosen Doha as a new destination in their network and their only destination in the Middle East. Their flights are perfectly connected to our unparalleled global network. This offers customers of both airlines greater choice and seamless travel experiences.”
Mr. Zhao Dong, Chairman of Xiamen Airlines, expressed confidence in this partnership. “Both Qatar Airways and Xiamen Airlines are APEX World Class Awards winners. This shows our shared commitment to high-quality service. The partnership of two Five-Star airlines will bring wonderful flying experiences to the customers worldwide.”
As these airlines join forces, travelers can anticipate a seamless, elevated flying experience. Their commitment to quality ensures passengers a pleasant flight. Their extended networks strengthen the benefits to flyers of this partnership.