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Aviation: Qatar Airways and Cathay Pacific Airways Form Strategic Partnership

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Qatar Airways and Cathay Pacific Airways have formed a strategic partnership on flights operated by the two airlines between Hong Kong and Doha, Qatar. Passengers will enjoy reciprocal benefits on both airlines.

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Qatar Airways and Cathay Pacific Airways will each operate one flight between Hong Kong and Qatar daily, with Cathay Pacific making its debut on the Doha route on 30 March 2014.

The Hong Kong-based airline will operate Airbus A330-300 aircraft on the route with a three-class configuration: Business Class, Premium Economy Class, and Economy Class.

Passengers will be able to earn and redeem frequent flyer points or miles on The Marco Polo Club or The Privilege Club.

 Reciprocal Benefits

They will also enjoy reciprocal benefits when traveling on flights between Hong Kong and Qatar, including lounge access, extra baggage allowances, priority boarding, and other priority services.

"Cathay Pacific has a strong commitment to serving the Middle East and we are pleased to enter into this agreement with oneworld partner Qatar Airways, and at the same time launch our own new service to Doha,” says Cathay Pacific Chief Executive John Slosar.

“This exciting business opportunity will help us maximise the potential of the market between Qatar and Hong Kong and enable both airlines to create synergies that will improve the overall travel experience for our customers."

Five Star Benefits

Qatar Airways' CEO Akbar Al Baker is equally upbeat.

"Qatar Airways is delighted to extend our oneworld partnership with Cathay Pacific with this new initiative as it will offer our passengers the opportunity to enjoy an even greater range of five-star benefits,” Akbar says.

“The advantages of this agreement, such as premium lounge access and extra baggage allowances, reflect our ongoing commitment to ensure that we offer the highest standard of in-flight experience."

Both airlines are members of the oneworld Alliance.

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