Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has signed code-share agreements with Oman Air as Gulf-based airlines continue to extend their long-haul connections.
The deal allows MAS passengers to join non-stop flights from Kuala Lumpur to the Omani capital Muscat, from where they can connect to the Jordanian capital Amman and Kuwait City. The partnership also allows more flight options to Dubai and Beirut in Lebanon.
Oman Air’s passengers will now be connected to six new destinations in Asia. These are Langkawi, Kota Kinabalu, Penang, Kuching, Singapore and Hongkong.
Managing director/CEO of MAS Tengku Dato’ Azmil Zahruddin said: “We will be able to capture untapped traffic from secondary points in Middle East through Muscat onto our network. We target to capture approximately 60% of the existing traffic to Kuala Lumpur and beyond. Many travellers are currently travelling to Kuala Lumpur and beyond via other Middle Eastern points.”
The partnership will also allow co-operation on frequent flyer programmes, ground handling, customer support, cargo and airport lounge access.
Oman Air began its Kuala Lumpur service in April, click news here, and also flies to Bangkok.