British Airways has disclosed that Qatar Airways aircraft will replace the UK flag-carrier's regular services on routes to Kuwait, Muscat and New Delhi.
The airline is wet-leasing a batch of Qatar Airbus A330s temporarily while its Boeing 787-9s undergo inspections on their Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 powerplants.
Qatar A330s will be joining the BA network on wet-lease
"To facilitate the additional engine inspections and any associated maintenance we have made some minor adjustments to our long-haul flight schedules this summer," says BA.
It has advised customers that Qatar will operate services from London Heathrow to Kuwait over the course of June, and to Muscat and New Delhi from June to mid-August.
Qatar's aircraft will operate with a two-class configuration, business and economy.
BA says it recognises that some passengers may not want to travel, particularly given that they may have to be downgraded from premium cabins or travel without access to certain products or services.