Malaysia Airlines will boost its European coverage through an expanded codeshare agreement with fellow Oneworld member Qatar Airways.

From 27 January, Malaysia will place its code on Qatar-operated services between Doha and 12 European cities. Qatar will codeshare Malaysia-operated flights between Kuala Lumpur and four cities in Malaysia and Indonesia.

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“Since 2001, both airlines have witnessed the significant benefits codeshare cooperation have brought, providing passengers with unrivalled service and seamless connections,” says Qatar’s group chief executive Akbar Al Baker.

“The expansion of codeshare cooperation between Qatar Airways and Malaysia Airlines is a natural next step in the strengthening of our close partnership.”

Cirium schedules data indicate that prior to this, Malaysia has been codesharing Qatar-operated services from Doha to Kuala Lumpur and nine points in the United States, while Qatar has access to 20 routes operated by Malaysia.

Malaysia also codeshares with British Airways, Emirates, Etihad and KLM for flights into Europe, and for flights within the continent, it places its code on services operated by British Airways, Finnair and KLM.