Emirates and Malaysia Airlines expand codeshare agreement

5 Apr 2016 by BusinessTraveller

Emirates and Malaysia Airlines (MAB) have expanded the terms of their codeshare agreement.

The partnership was initially announced at the end of last year (see news December 2, 2015), and launched in mid-February with codeshares on the Dubai – Kuala Lumpur route.

Emirates will now place its code on 15 Malaysian cities served by MAB, namely Langkawi, Penang, Johor Bahru, Kuching, Miri, Bintulu, Sibu, Kota Kinabalu, Sandakan, Tawau, Labuan, Alor Setar, Kota Bharu, Kuantan and Kuala Terengganu.

Meanwhile members of Emirates’ Skywards and MAB’s Enrich frequent flyer programmes can now accrue and redeem miles on all domestic and international flights operated by both airlines.

Commenting on the expansion of the codeshare agreement Thierry Antinori, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, Emirates said:

“The codeshare with Malaysia Airlines will provide more seamless travel options for our passengers to visit 15 cities in Malaysia and elsewhere in the region with a convenient connection in Kuala Lumpur.

“Reciprocally, travellers from the region will also benefit from an expanded network including 90 destinations spanning Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Americas.

“At the same time, they will be able to earn and redeem miles when flying on any Emirates and Malaysia Airlines-operated flights.”,

Mark Caswell

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