Aer Lingus in talks with Qatar Airways

A new deal between Aer Lingus and Qatar Airways could see Dublin flights connecting with Doha

Aer Lingus.
Aer Lingus.

A new deal between Aer Lingus and Qatar Airways could see Dublin flights connecting with Doha.

Aer Lingus is in talks with Qatar Airways about commencing flights from Dublin to Doha to connect with the Gulf giant’s Asian network, according to The Irish Times.

Aer Lingus chief executive officer Stephen Kavanagh said a pact between the carriers is “only a matter of time”, and would boost competition with carriers offering routes to Dublin, including Emirates, Etihad Airways and Turkish Airlines.

Did you like this story?
Click here for more

“We will connect into the Qatar hub either on our metal or Qatar metal,” Kavanagh said in the briefing prior to the International Air Transport Association’s annual meeting, which is being held in Dublin.

“It’s certainly an opportunity to plug into the geographic advantage that Qatar has,” he added.

For all the latest hospitality news from UAE, Gulf countries and around the world, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page.

Most Popular

Newsletter

Reports

Human Capital Report 2017

Human Capital Report 2017

The second annual Hotelier Middle East Human Capital Report is designed to explore the issues, challenges and opportunities facing hospitality professionals responsible for the hotel industry’s most important asset – its people. The report combines the results of Hotelier Middle East's HR Leaders Survey with exclusive interviews with the region's senior human resources directors.

Hotelier Middle East Housekeeping Report 2016

Hotelier Middle East Housekeeping Report 2016

The Hotelier Middle East Housekeeping Report 2016 provides essential business insight into this critical hotel function, revealing a gradual move towards the use of automated management and a commitment to sustainability, concerns over recruitment, retention and staff outsourcing, and the potential to deliver much more, if only the industry's "image problem" can be reversed.

From the edition

From the magazine