A range of new codeshare routes and frequent flyer benefits have been unveiled as part of an expanded partnership between Emirates and Malaysia Airlines
The new routes cover 15 Malaysian destinations – Langkawi, Penang, Johor Bahru, Kuching, Miri, Bintulu, Sibu, Kota Kinabalu, Sandakan, Tawau, Labuan, Alor Setar, Kota Bharu, Kuantan and Kuala Terengganu.
Emirates’ flight number will be placed on Malaysia Airlines’ services to those destinations under the agreement, which began with the Kuala Lumpur–Dubai route on February 15.
That saw Malaysia Airlines placing its code and flight number on Emirates’ three daily Boeing 777 flights and a daily Airbus A380 service between the two cities.
Emirates Skywards members and members of Malaysia Airlines’ Enrich frequent flyer scheme will be able to accrue and redeem miles on all international and domestic flights operated by both airlines.
The Dubai-based carrier’s executive vice president and chief commercial officer, Thierry Antinori, 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.
“At the same time, they will be able to earn and redeem miles when flying on any Emirates and Malaysia Airlines-operated flights.”
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