Qatar Airways launched daily service to Washington Dulles last week and also announced a new codeshare agreement with United Airlines that will strengthen the Middle Eastern carrier's presence in the US market. CEO Akbar Al Baker said the codeshare will offer access to 50 US destinations while giving UA "a foothold in the Middle East." Speaking at a briefing in Washington, he declined to predict the number of passengers the new Doha-IAD service will carry but said, "We have done our ...

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