Porter signs interline agreement with Qatar Airways
Aug. 9, 2012, Toronto - Porter Airlines has signed a deal with Qatar Airways that will allow customers travelling from the Middle Eastern country to connect seamlessly to Canadian destinations.
August 9, 2012 By The Canadian Press
It's the regional carrier's first interline pact – a type of partnership airlines use to bring more traffic into their networks and boost revenues.
The partnership, now in effect, enables passengers flying from Doha, Qatar to Montreal to connect on one ticket to Billy Bishop
Toronto City Airport or Halifax. It also applies to flights from Washington to Toronto.
Porter president and CEO Robert Deluce says the agreement is the first in a plan to add multiple interline partners in 2012.
Tickets for Porter-Qatar itineraries are currently only available for purchase from Qatar Airways.
Interline deals often pave the way for code-share partnerships, which involve a higher level of integration between two airlines. In code-shares, flights operated by two or more different airlines will all carry the same two-digit code.