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Malaysia Airlines and Emirates Signs Code-Share Deal

Malaysia Airlines and Emirates have announced a new partnership that will give their customers a seamless international network connecting Malaysia to more than 90 destinations on the Emirates network.

The deal covers destinations across Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Americas, exclusive frequent flyer benefits and world-class travel experiences.

Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) formerly known as Malaysian Airline System Berhad is a major airline operating flights from Kuala Lumpur International Airport and from secondary hubs in Kota Kinabalu and Kuching to destinations throughout Asia as well as a handful of destinations in Europe and Oceania. Photo Credit: newson247.com

Under the agreement signed by Emirates president Sir Tim Clark and Malaysia Airlines chief executive Christoph Mueller, Malaysia Airlines will add its code on flights of Emirates to Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Americas.

In return, Emirates will add its code on flights of Malaysia Airlines to domestic routes in Malaysia, South East Asia and selective cities across the Asia Pacific region.

The codeshare will be implemented progressively throughout 2016 subject to regulatory approvals.

Emirates is an airline based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The airline is a subsidiary of The Emirates Group, which is wholly owned by the government of Dubai's Investment Corporation of Dubai.
Emirates is an airline based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The airline is a subsidiary of The Emirates Group, which is wholly owned by the government of Dubai’s Investment Corporation of Dubai.

With the Emirates partnership, Malaysia Airlines’ customers will have access to 38 European, 15 Americas and 38 destinations in the Middle East and Africa and Indian Ocean, while Emirates’ customers will have access to Malaysia Airlines’ extensive Asia Pacific network with up to 300 daily departures in the region. Sales under this codeshare agreement will commence from February 1st 2016.

Mueller said: “The strategic partnership paves the path towards an integrated customer proposition offering for both airlines.

“The improved connectivity will enable Malaysia Airlines customers to reach up to 38 destinations in Europe on a daily and even double daily basis for key European cities such as Zurich, Rome, Munich, Frankfurt, Madrid, and Barcelona.

“This partnership gives our customers access to a dramatically expanded range of travel options. It is a great way for customers to travel seamlessly to major cities across the world.

“Furthermore, Dubai is a tourism, trade and logistics hub which has earned itself the reputation as being the gateway between the East and the West.”

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