Two airlines come together to offer travellers more flexibility.
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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