Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker confirmed in Perth today that the Doha-based airline will talk with Qantas senior executives next week on plans between the two airlines to form a strategic alliance. The code sharing arrangement would mean the QF Qantas flight code being carried by Qatar services with seamless transfers to Australian domestic services. Indeed, Qantas has been speaking with Qatar on the issue for some time (as reported here in March) and the alliance would include Qatar’s existing daily service into Melbourne and its new service to Perth, which was launched yesterday. As Airline Economics stated in

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