KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAB) is offering more seamless one-stop connectivity between Kuala Lumpur and several major cities in Europe through the expansion of its codeshare agreement with Qatar Airways.
All codeshare services will be marketed as Malaysia Airlines flights, simplifying ticketing to one document issued by the national carrier.
MAB group chief executive officer Captain Izham Ismail said the airline was delighted to further develop and grow its relationship with Qatar Airways.
“Through this cooperation, we will be able to provide travel options for our outbound travellers as well as inviting more people to experience the beauty Malaysia has to offer.
“We look forward to sharing our Malaysian Hospitality further and provide a truly Malaysian experience for our passengers,” he said in a statement today.
MAB already offers fares to Doha, Qatar via an existing codeshare agreement with Qatar Airways.
This allows the former passengers to book seats for additional 12 destinations with one-stop connectivity such as Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich, Vienna, Rome, Madrid, Barcelona, Geneva, Copenhagen, Brussels, Athens, and Oslo effective January 27.
Qatar Airways group chief executive Akbar Al Baker said both airlines had witnessed the significant benefits codeshare cooperation since 2001.
“The cooperation provided passengers with unrivalled service and seamless connections. The expansion of codeshare cooperation between Qatar Airways and Malaysia Airlines is a natural next step in the strengthening of our close partnership,” he said.
Through an existing codeshare agreement with Qatar Airways, MAB passengers have been able to book travels to 10 US-based destinations such as Boston, New York and Dallas.
Qatar Airways passengers will be able to book Malaysia Airlines flights to two additional destinations in Malaysia - Sibu and Alor Setar - as well as two destinations in Indonesia - Medan and Surabaya.
Source: New Straits Times