China Southern Airlines and Malaysia Airlines sign Codeshare Agreement

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Tuesday, 27 November 2007

China Southern Airlines and Malaysia Airlines have signed a codeshare agreement which will give customers more choices and seamless travel to destinations served by the two airlines.

Starting today, customers of the two airlines will be able to benefit from 35 weekly flights between Kuala Lumpur and Guangzhou, Shanghai and Beijing.

This partnership complements the earlier signed agreement allowing Malaysia Airlines' customers to travel on China Southern flights to 90 destinations in China from Guangzhou and 38 from Beijing.

At the same time, China Southern Airlines' customers flying into Kuala Lumpur can connect to all domestic points served by Malaysia Airlines and MASwings, further strengthening Kuala Lumpur as the gateway for Chinese travelers into Malaysia. The two airlines will also be able to tap feeder traffic from the domestic routes of the respective countries.

Malaysia Airlines Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer, Dato' Sri Idris Jala said, "We are pleased to be a part of this strategic partnership which is in line with our customer value proposition to delight our customers. This agreement enables us to offer customers with more travel options, further strengthening our presence in Malaysia and China.

"This will further boost our hub-and-spoke network, and enable us to leverage on the strong growth of Chinese outbound travelers. We expect to see a 7% growth in passenger volume for our China-Malaysia bound flights."

Moving forward, Malaysia Airlines and China Southern customers' can expect to connect to more destinations through the two airlines. In addition, the carriers are looking into enhancing the codeshare agreement to enable their frequent flier members to earn and redeem miles when they travel on each other's services.

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