Malaysia Airlines’ new partnership with Emirates, which was first announced last month, will get underway on 15 February 2016, the airlines have confirmed.
From this date, Malaysia Airlines will start codesharing on Emirates’ four daily flights between Kuala Lumpur and Dubai. This will be at the expense of Malaysia Airlines’ own daily service to Dubai, which will be suspended from 15 February.
And Malaysian passengers will be able to new connect to more than 90 global destinations in Emirates’ network through a major new codeshare agreement. These include 38 destinations in Europe, including double daily flights to Paris, Rome, Munich, Frankfurt, Madrid and Barcelona.
Members of Malaysia Airlines’ loyalty scheme will be able to earn miles when travelling on the codeshare flights.
“The partnership allows our guests to travel seamlessly to major cities around the world whilst enjoying increased loyalty reward through our loyalty programmes,” said Malaysia Airlines’ CEO, Christoph Mueller.
“We will be able to offer Kuala Lumpur as a hub to connect to Southeast Asia and Dubai for connections to Europe, Middle East and North and South Africa. This arrangement will offer guests a wider network of destinations at greater convenience.”
Emirates operates three daily Boeing 777 services to KL and one daily flight using its Airbus A380. Passengers booked on Malaysia Airlines’ Dubai flights after 15 February 2016 can re-book with Emirates.