The carriers will add 34 destinations to their existing 62 codeshare destinations
Qatar Airways and Malaysia Airlines have extended their strategic partnership.
From 25 May, customers flying on the Asian carrier’s new Kuala Lumpur-Doha service will have access to 62 codeshare destinations within Qatar Airways’ network. Meanwhile Qatar Airways customers travelling from Doha to Kuala Lumpur will be able to transfer to 34 Malaysia Airlines destinations including key markets in Asia, such as Singapore, Seoul, Hong Kong and Ho Chi Minh City.
Qatar Airways group chief executive Akbar Al Baker said: “We share a close and deep bond with Malaysia Airlines and welcome their new non-stop service between Kuala Lumpur and our home in Doha, Hamad International Airport. With this strategic partnership, we are committed to delivering greater choice and connectivity to our customers around the world.
“We are experiencing a new optimism in air travel and expect a strong rebound in global demand. With our dynamic partnership with Malaysia Airlines, we are aiming to provide unparalleled service and a superior travel experience for our customers.”
Malaysia Airlines group chief executive Izham Ismail added: “We are excited to deepen our cooperation with our long-standing oneworld partner Qatar Airways to bring the world closer to our customers with more choices and flexibility, exceptional services and innovative products, while upholding highest operational safety, just as passengers begin to travel again following the reopening of borders.
“As we move into the endemic phase, this strategic cooperation shows both carriers’ commitment to offering an unrivalled range of value-added services to passengers and reflects the agility and resilience in facing the pandemic challenges. This partnership is opportune in our efforts to boost air traffic and expedite recovery to pre-pandemic levels, while also enhancing our global brand visibility.”
Malaysia Airlines and Qatar Airways’ strategic partnership was initially launched in 2001.