EMIRATES and Malaysia Airlines have unveiled new routes as part of their codeshare agreement, providing passengers with more convenient connections and greater opportunities for miles accrual.
The new routes, jointly marketed under Emirates flight numbers, will cover 15 key Malaysian cities such as Langkawi, Penang, Johor Bahru, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu.
The agreement, which began with the Kuala Lumpur-Dubai route on February 15, saw Malaysia Airlines placing its code and flight numbers on Emirates services, represented by three-daily flights on Boeing 777 aircraft and daily flights on the Airbus A380 between the two cities.
Commenting on the new codeshare routes, 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.”
Apart from enjoying the convenience of a single combined ticket for Emirates and Malaysia Airlines-operated flights, connecting passengers will also be able to receive their tickets as well as check in their baggage at a single point.
Members of the airlines’ frequent flyer programmes, Emirates Skywards and Malaysia Airlines’ Enrich, will be able to accumulate and redeem miles on all international and domestic flights operated by both airlines.