Oneworld alliance members Malaysia Airlines and British Airways have signed a codeshare agreement taking effect today.
BA will codeshare on Malaysia Airlines-operated flights to 14 Malaysian destinations, as well as nine destinations in Australia, Cambodia, Indonesia, New Zealand and Vietnam.
In return, the Malaysian carrier will codeshare on BA-operated flights from London Heathrow to Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester and Newcastle.
Subject to regulatory approval, the codeshare will then progressively extend to other European destinations between 2019 and 2020, including Barcelona, Berlin, Copenhagen, Vienna, Brussels, Geneva, Hamburg, Lyon, Toulouse, Paris and Zurich.
“This codeshare will provide an excellent opportunity to expand our UK and European network without having to mount our own flights to the various cities there,” said Malaysia Airlines group chief executive Izham Ismail.
“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”.
Both carriers currently operate a Kuala Lumpur-London Heathrow service, twice-daily for Malaysia Airlines and BA on a daily basis.
Codesharing seats are available to book now for travel from 9 October.