Malaysia Airlines has introduced a codeshare partnership with Emirates, making use of the latter’s global network to expand its reach to western destinations. The carrier, which have been experiencing financial losses over the past few years, will be taking advantage of Emirates’ four Dubai-Kuala Lumpur daily flights, allowing its passengers to fly with Emirates to more destinations in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and the Americas. Two aircraft types will be operated for the four daily flights, three of which will be serviced using Emirates’ Boeing 777 aircraft while another will operate an A380 aircraft. Despite the new destinations that have just opened up, however, Malaysia Airlines will reportedly continue operating its direct Kuala Lumpur–London service using the airline’s fleet of A380 aicraft.
“The Malaysia Airlines and Emirates codeshare is an integral part of our future network plan as we focus on getting our customers connected globally,” said Malaysia Airlines’ chief commercial officer Paul Simmons. “It will ensure seamless travel for our passengers, enabling strong connectivity to Malaysia Airlines’ network to Malaysia and Southeast Asia and the Emirates network to Europe, Middle East, Canada, and Africa. ”
Celebrating the launch of the partnership, Malaysia Airlines’ Enrich Miles members will be granted 25 percent bonus miles when booking any of the code-shared flights from February 22 to April 19.
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