You are on page 1of 3

MEDIA RELEASE

Malaysia Airlines and Emirates sign agreement to expand partnership


Existing Interline agreement has been enhanced to a reciprocal codeshare partnership
Sepang, 2 December 2015: Malaysia Airlines and Emirates today announced a new
partnership that will give their customers a seamless international network connecting Malaysia
to more than 90 destinations on the Emirates network across Europe, Middle East, Africa and
the Americas, exclusive frequent flyer benefits and world-class travel experiences.
Expanded global reach for both Emirates and Malaysia Airlines customers
Under the agreement signed by Emirates President Sir Tim Clark and Malaysia Airlines Chief
Executive Officer Christoph Mueller, Malaysia Airlines will add its code on flights of Emirates to
Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Americas. In return, Emirates will add its code on flights of
Malaysia Airlines to domestic routes in Malaysia, South East Asia and selective cities across the
Asia Pacific region. The codeshare will be implemented progressively throughout 2016 subject
to regulatory approvals.
With the Emirates partnership, Malaysia Airlines customers will have access to 38 European,
15 Americas and 38 destinations in the Middle East and Africa and Indian Ocean, whilst
Emirates customers will have access to Malaysia Airlines extensive Asia Pacific network with
up to 300 daily departures in the region. Sales under this codeshare agreement will commence
from February 1 2016.
Enhanced Benefits for Customers
Malaysia Airlines Chief Executive Officer Christoph Mueller said: The strategic partnership
paves the path towards an integrated customer proposition offering for both airlines.
The improved connectivity will enable Malaysia Airlines customers to reach up to 38
destinations in Europe on a daily and even double daily basis for key European cities such as
Zurich, Rome, Munich, Frankfurt, Madrid, and Barcelona.
This partnership gives our customers access to a dramatically expanded range of travel options.
It is a great way for customers to travel seamlessly to major cities across the world.
Furthermore, Dubai is a tourism, trade and logistics hub which has earned itself the reputation
as being the gateway between the East and the West.
Not only will this provide Malaysians unprecedented super-connectivity to the whole world, it will
also make it much easier for travellers from all corners of the globe to visit Malaysia and
experience its rich culture, nature and Malaysian hospitality. This is part of the national carriers
initiative towards enhancing air connectivity with key priority markets overseas for increased
tourist arrivals into Malaysia.

Our new codeshare agreement with Malaysia Airlines will enable our passengers to experience
new destinations and improved connectivity in the ever-popular Southeast Asia region, and also
additional comforts such as reciprocal lounge access and priority check-in, said Sir Tim Clark,
President Emirates.
Malaysia Airlines extensive network in the emerging Southeast Asia region perfectly
complements Emirates global network and enhances the choice of travel destinations for
customers in both the business and leisure segment.
-EndsAbout Malaysia Airlines
Malaysia Airlines (malaysiaairlines.com) is the national carrier of Malaysia and one of Asia's largest,
serving 40,000 guests on 330 flights to more than 50 destinations daily.
Malaysia Airlines operates flights from its home base, Kuala Lumpur International Airport, and offers great
connectivity across the globe; including oneworld hubs.
Malaysia Airlines is a part of oneworld, which brings together 15 of the worlds biggest and best names
in the airline industry and 30 affiliate airlines serving more than 10,000 daily departures. Through this
global alliance Malaysia Airlines offers the best connectivity with seamless journeys to almost 900
destinations across 150 countries and access to over 550 airport lounges worldwide.
About Emirates
Emirates, a global connector of people and places, has received more than 500 international awards and
accolades for excellence. Emirates flies to over 140 destinations in 80 countries across six continents and
is the worlds largest airline in available seat kilometres. Operating 243 wide-body Airbus and Boeing
aircraft, including the industry leading aircraft A380, Emirates has pending delivery for an additional 263
aircraft, worth more than USD$124 billion.
For more information please visit www.emirates.com
Issued by External & Media Relations/ Corporate Communications, Malaysia Airlines Berhad, Sepang
For media enquiries, please contact:
Faridah Hashim
Mobile : +6019 212 4420
Email : faridah.hashim@malaysiaairlines.com
Adlina Azharuddin
Mobile : +6012 222 4728
Email : adlina.azharuddin@malaysiaairlines.com

Norshafiza Zulkifli
Mobile : +6017 618 0883
Email : norshafiza.zulkifli@malaysiaairlines.com

For international media enquiries, please contact:


Powerscourt
Victoria Palmer-Moore
Tel: +44 207 250 1446
Mobile : +7725565545
Email : vpm@powerscourt-group.com