KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia Airlines has struck a code-share agreement with British Airways that offers the Malaysian flag carrier an opportunity to expand its UK network.
The codeshare will allow Malaysia Airlines to extend its reach into the UK and Europe without having to launch its own dedicated flights to the cities covered by the agreement.
Malaysia Airlines chief executive Captain Izham Ismail said, “This is part of our strategy to develop commercial cooperation with oneworld alliance members, besides enhancing air connectivity with key priority markets overseas for increased tourist arrivals into Malaysia.”
Malaysia Airlines will code-share with British Airways on BA’s flights from London Heathrow to Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester and Newcastle.
Subject to regulatory approval, Malaysia’s flag carrier will also code-share with British Airways on European points such as Barcelona, Berlin, Copenhagen, Vienna, Brussels, Geneva, Hamburg, Lyon, Toulouse, Paris and Zurich.
Other connections on British Airways and Malaysia Airlines network will be enabled progressively in 2019 and 2020.
Malaysia Airlines currently operates twice daily direct flights from London to Kuala Lumpur.
British Airways passengers can book Malaysia Airlines flights to 14 destinations the airline serves in Malaysia, nine cities in Australia, plus Cambodia, Indonesia, New Zealand and Vietnam.