American Airlines and Qatar Airways have signed a new codeshare agreement which will create new growth opportunities for American in the Middle East and for Qatar in the United States. Following government approvals, the two airlines will work together to improve flight schedules and connection times. The agreement will include codesharing on non-stop flights between the US and Doha in Qatar, flights connecting at the airlines’ European gateways such as Paris and London, plus flights to destinations in the US and beyond Doha. Members of the American Airlines ‘AAdvantage’ programme will be able to earn miles on the codeshare flights operated by Qatar. Codeshare flights will operate from late February 2013.