American Airlines has renewed its codeshare agreement with Qatar Airways, a fellow member of the oneworld alliance.
The move comes just over two years after the pair very publicly fell out in a row over government subsidies.
The new deal is seen as a first step in rebuilding a strategic partnership between the airlines.
Following restoration of the codeshare, American will begin exploring the addition of service from the United States to Doha.
“Our goal is to continue to expand and deepen our global partnerships to complement American’s network and create more choice for our customers,” said American chairman Doug Parker.
“The issues that led to the suspension of our partnership two years ago have been addressed, and we believe resuming our codeshare agreement will allow us to provide service to markets that our customers, team members and shareholders value, including new growth opportunities for American Airlines.
“We look forward to the renewed cooperation between our airlines and hope to build an even stronger relationship with Qatar Airways over time.”
Parker had previously been outspoken in his opposition to Qatar Airways, suggesting the Middle Eastern carrier was using state subsidies to undermine American carriers….