Joint skies

Two air­lines come to­gether to of­fer trav­ellers more flex­i­bil­ity.

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DON’T be sur­prised if you see two codes on the Kuala Lumpur- Dubai route as well as and some other routes when look­ing at the flight board at KL In­ter­na­tional Air­port nowa­days. Or when you book a flight.

Since late last month, Malaysia Air­lines and Emi­rates have had a “code­share” agree­ment in place – ie, when two air­lines share routes. For the Dubai route, there will be three flights a day on a Boe­ing 77 and one on an Air­bus 380.

This is one of Malaysia Air­lines’ largest code­share agree­ments. It opens up a host of new des­ti­na­tions for cus­tomers by pro­vid­ing un­prece­dented ac­cess to Emi­rates’ net­work and, through, Emi­rates, ac­cess to Malaysia Air­lines’ net­work in Malaysia, South­East Asia and the Asia Pa­cific.

For Malaysia Air­lines’ cus­tomers, this will in­clude over 30 South Amer­i­can and Euro­pean des­ti­na­tions in­clud­ing Rome, Paris, Zurich, Geneva, Stock­holm, Madrid, Barcelona and oth­ers, which will be in­tro­duced pro­gres­sively over the weeks as reg­u­la­tory ap­provals are ob­tained.

In ad­di­tion this will also open up routes to the Middle East, Canada and Africa.

Malaysia Air­lines’ chief com­mer­cial of­fi­cer Paul Sim­mons noted that cus­tomers will ben­e­fit from the agree­ment.

Emi­rates ex­ec­u­tive vice pres­i­dent and chief com­mer­cial of­fi­cer Thierry Anti­nori con­curred and said both air­lines’ cus­tomers will also en­joy com­bined re­wards from the loy­alty pro­grammes of both air­lines.

“Malaysia is a key mar­ket for Emi­rates and the agree­ment re­it­er­ates our com­mit­ment to its growth and also our sup­port of the tourism in­dus­try as we cel­e­brate 20 years op­er­at­ing in this coun­try,” he added.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact the Malaysia Air­lines call cen­tre at 1- 300 88 3000 in Malaysia or + 60- 3- 7843 3000 if call­ing from out­side Malaysia.

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