With 10 Qatar Airways destinations covered by the airlines’ current codeshare cooperation, the expanded agreement will allow Malaysia Airlines passengers to book travel to 20 additional Qatar Airways gateways in Europe, America, and Africa
Qatar Airways has announced expanded codeshare cooperation with Malaysia Airlines, starting from January 27.
The new codeshare agreement will strengthen the two airlines’ strategic partnership, first initiated in 2001.
With 10 Qatar Airways destinations covered by the airlines’ current codeshare cooperation, the expanded agreement will allow Malaysia Airlines passengers to book travel to 20 additional Qatar Airways gateways in Europe, America, and Africa.
In turn, Qatar Airways passengers will benefit from access to four exciting new destinations in South East Asia. They can now book travel on Malaysia Airlines’ flights to Sibu and Alor Setar (both Malaysia) and Medan and Surabaya (Both Indonesia).
This brings the total number of codeshare routes in Malaysia Airlines’ network to 24.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive HE Akbar al-Baker said, “Since 2001, both airlines have witnessed the significant benefits codeshare cooperation have brought, providing 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 partnership.”
Malaysia Airlines Group Chief Executive Izham Ismail said, “Malaysia Airlines is delighted to further develop and grow our relationship with Qatar Airways with this codeshare agreement. Through this cooperation, we will be able to provide travel options for our outbound travelers as well as inviting more travelers 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.”
Sales for selected new codeshare destinations opened on Wednesday. Malaysia Airlines customers will now be able to book travel on Qatar Airways flights from Doha to Vienna, Brussels, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Munich, Athens, Rome, Oslo, Barcelona, Madrid, Geneva, and Zurich.
In turn, Qatar Airways passengers will be able to book Malaysia Airlines flights to Sibu, Alor Setar, Medan, and Surabaya.
Qatar Airways began flying to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2001, now a triple daily service. Penang, Malaysia was launched in February 2018, initially with three weekly flights that increased to five weekly flights in October 2019.
A five-time weekly service to Langkawi, via Penang, was launched in October 2019.
In 2001, Qatar Airways and Malaysia Airlines announced their first codeshare agreement, which was expanded in 2018, to provide “greater connectivity and new destinations” to their passengers.
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