Minister authorised British Airways–Qatar Airways Alliance
The Minister of Transport agreed to authorise an alliance between British Airways and Qatar Airways for 5 years until 31 May 2025.
Advice sent to Minister
We provided the Minister advice concerning the application by British Airways and Qatar Airways including a detailed analysis.
Submissions closed on 28 February 2020. We received 2 submissions in response to the application.
Submissions open on British Airways–Qatar Airways code-sharing application
On 19 November 2019, British Airways and Qatar Airways jointly applied for authorisation to coordinate their air passenger services on 26 routes between Auckland and the UK or Europe, which incorporate the London-Doha trunk route. Currently, British Airways has no direct flights to or from New Zealand, while Qatar Airways offers daily flights from Auckland to Doha.