Malaysia Airlines and Qatar Airways have expanded their codesharing agreement, as the two carriers deepen their long-term partnership.
The move follows Malaysia Airlines’ launch of flights between Kuala Lumpur and Doha from 25 May, and will see 34 new destinations – mostly on Malaysia Airlines’ network – added to an existing network of 62 codeshare points.
“In linking both route networks, the partners are striving to develop Kuala Lumpur as a leading aviation hub in the Southeast Asia Region connecting Malaysia, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand with the Middle East, Europe, the Americas, and Africa. Furthermore, Malaysia Airlines and Qatar Airways will leverage synergies across multiple business areas and develop innovative products to benefit their customers worldwide,” says Malaysia Airlines in a statement on 17 July.
Qatar chief Akbar Al Baker adds: “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.”
The two carriers are members of the Oneworld alliance, and have been partners since 2001. In February 2022, both carriers inked a strategic partnership agreement.
Qatar Airways most recently also signed a codeshare agreement with Virgin Australia. Its other Asia-Pacific partners include SriLankan Airlines, China Southern Airlines and Japan Airlines.