KLIA, 2 October 2019 - Malaysia Airlines is pleased to announce that it is offering more seamless one-stop air connectivity between Kuala Lumpur and several major cities in the United Kingdom (UK) through a codeshare arrangement with British Airways, one of its partner airlines in the oneworld alliance. All codeshare services will be marketed as Malaysia Airlines flights thus simplifying ticketing to one document issued by the national carrier.
Malaysia Airlines flies double daily to London Heathrow from Kuala Lumpur International Airport. As part of the agreement, Malaysia Airlines customers will be able to book seats on British Airways flights from London Heathrow to Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester and Newcastle beginning 2 October 2019 for travel from 9 October.
Subject to regulatory approval, Malaysia Airlines will also be codesharing with British Airways on European points namely Barcelona, Berlin, Copenhagen, Vienna, Brussels, Geneva, Hamburg, Lyon, Toulouse, Paris and Zurich. Other connections on British Airways and Malaysia Airlines network will be enabled progressively in 2019/2020.
Malaysia Airlines Group Chief Executive Officer, Captain Izham Ismail said, “This codeshare will provide an excellent opportunity to expand our UK and European network without having to mount our own flights to the various cities there. This is part of our strategy to develop commercial cooperation with oneworld alliance members, besides enhancing air connectivity with key priority markets overseas for increased tourist arrivals into Malaysia. Malaysia Airlines already offers great connectivity between Malaysia and the UK with twice daily direct flights from London to Kuala Lumpur and I’m certain that passengers will benefit from the increase of destination choices resulting from Malaysia Airline’s expanded partnership with British Airways.”
British Airways passengers will be able to book Malaysia Airlines flights to 14 destinations the airline serves in Malaysia, including Langkawi, Penang and Bintulu, and nine cities in Australia, Cambodia, Indonesia, New Zealand and Vietnam.
“As one of the most affordable tourist destinations in the Asia Pacific region, we are confident that more tourists from other parts of the UK and Europe will use this codeshare and visit Malaysia and Asia Pacific. We are also very proud to offer our flagship aircraft, the A350, and to extend our Malaysian Hospitality further,” added Captain Izham.
Moran Birger, British Airways’ Head of Sales for Asia Pacific and Middle East said, “We are pleased to announce our first codeshare arrangement in Malaysia, one of our key markets in Asia Pacific. We are delighted to strengthen our business relationship with Malaysia Airlines with an agreement that will provide seamless travel benefits and enhanced connectivity to our customers. British Airways Executive Club members will gain enhanced frequent flyer benefits and access to more destinations on their network in Malaysia.”
Customers can book their travel on Malaysia Airlines via www.malaysiaairlines.com.