The flights will be sold and marketed by both Finnair and Qatar Airways
Finnair and Oneworld partner Qatar Airways have agreed to establish a long-term strategic cooperation with routes between Finland, Sweden and Denmark and Qatar.
The new schedule will comprise seven weekly flights between Doha and Helsinki, Stockholm and Copenhagen. The services are scheduled to start between November and December 2022 and will be operated on Finnair’s Airbus A330 aircraft.
Commenting on the news, Qatar Airways group chief executive Akbar Al Baker, said: “As a fellow Oneworld member, we enjoy a close relationship with Finnair and these new services to Hamad International Airport are an example of Qatar Airways working with partners for the benefit of our joint customers.
"This strategic partnership demonstrates our commitment to the Nordic markets and strengthens our position as the leading Middle East carrier in this important region. This partnership will be the foundation for the future expansion here."
Akbar Al Baker intends to make Doha the Oneworld hub, bringing more airline partners together.
With this codeshare agreement, travellers from the Nordics have greater connectivity through Doha and onwards to key leisure and business destinations across Asia, Africa, Australasia and the Middle East.
Finnair CEO Topi Manner added: “We are delighted to expand our collaboration with our oneworld partner Qatar Airways, offering new connections between Doha and the three Nordic capitals. The role of Doha as an international hub is growing, and Qatar Airways has extensive connections from Doha onwards to for example Australasia, the Middle East and Africa.”
These services will be supported by a comprehensive codeshare agreement with shared passenger and cargo capacity between both airlines. The collaboration will also open new destinations and connection opportunities across Finnair’s Nordic network for Qatar Airways’ customers.
Finnair and Qatar Airways are exploring opening services also between another European destination and Doha.
For more information, visit www.qatarairways.com