Qatar Airways is excited to announce a new codeshare agreement with Xiamen Airlines, the first Chinese airline to offer nonstop passenger flights from Mainland China to Qatar. Xiamen Airlines will begin daily flights between Beijing’s Daxing International Airport and Hamad International Airport, the home of Qatar Airways and its sophisticated and state-of-the-art Boeing 787-9 aircraft, under the terms of the partnership agreement.’
The flights, which will start on October 20, 2023, will arrive in Doha at 22:45 and depart at 02:00, giving customers the best connections to important markets outside of Doha, including the Middle East, Africa, and Europe, through Qatar Airways’ extensive global network.
Along with the flights from Beijing, Xiamen Airlines will begin operating two weekly flights to Doha from the special economic zone of Fujian Sheng province’s Xiamen. Beginning on October 31, 2023, the flights offer the same seamless access to Qatar Airways’ network as the Beijing flights, arriving in Doha from Xiamen at 5:00 in the morning and leaving that same city in the evening at 19:30.
In order to increase its footprint in Mainland China, which currently consists of 6 destinations served by a total of 31 weekly flights operated by Qatar Airways, along with double-daily flights to Hong Kong, the airline will codeshare on these new flights. As part of the new deal, Qatar Airways will fly flights to and from Beijing with Xiamen Airlines’ marketing code.
The new direct services from Beijing to Doha will be operated by a Boeing 787-9 that features a two-class configuration for 287 passengers, with 30 Business class seats and 257 in Economy class. The Xiamen-Doha-Xiamen service operated by a Boeing 787-8 will accommodate 237 passengers in three classes with 4 seats in First class, 18 in Business class and 215 in Economy class.