Qatar Airways intends to fly between Barcelona and Latin America. During the Aviation Partnership Summit, Akbar Al Baker – CEO of the airline – confirmed that they would do that only in the case that Iberia and the other Oneworld airlines were in agreement.
Qatar Airways wants to use Barcelona as a hub since Madrid already hosts the main base for Iberia. They want to do a code-sharing agreement with BA/IB. Moreover in November 16, they will increase their Madrid flights from 7 to 10 flights, and because of the lack of aircraft, they will make it twice daily next year.
Qatar recently signed an agreement with Vueling to boost passengers between the two airlines.