Malaysia Airlines’ codeshare expansion offers wider destination network

  • Travel
  • Sunday, 28 Oct 2018

Malaysia Airlines has extended its destination network with codeshare expansion partnership with Jet Airways and Qatar Airways.

Malaysia Airlines and India’s Jet Airways have announced a codeshare agreement expansion. Under this partnership, guests will now have a wider network of destinations covering new routes with departures from Mumbai and Hyderabad to other cities in India, as well as to South-East Asia destinations.

The SEA countries are Hong Kong, Bangkok and Singapore. The agreement is an extension from existing codeshare on routes from Kuala Lumpur to Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Delhi and Chennai.

Malaysia Airlines chief revenue officer Ignatius Ong said the codeshare expansion will extend the national carrier’s reach into India, the third largest market in the aviation industry.

“Together with Jet Airways, we will be offering seamless connectivity to fast growing cities in India including Aurangabad, Dabolim (Goa), Ahmedabad, Kochi and Kolkata,” he said.

Malaysia Airlines agreement with Jet Airways came on the heels of a codeshare expasion with Qatar Airways. The partnership increased connectivity for passengers of both airlines to 25 new cities.

Under the new codeshare agreement, Qatar Airways code will be placed on 19 Malaysia Airlines flights. Qatar Airways customers can now fly on one booking reference to new Malaysian cities such as Kuantan, Kota Baru, Miri and 10 other domestic destinations in Malaysia.

Passengers will also enjoy baggage check-in and other benefits like frequent flier miles accumulation.

Malaysia Airlines passengers will benefit from Qatar Airways presence in the US, too, with the new codeshare extending to cities including New York, Miami and Boston. The national carrier will place its MH code on 10 new destinations served by Qatar Airways.

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