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