MALAYSIA Airlines (MAS) is stepping up expansion, having announced a codeshare deal with Xiamen Airlines and plans to increase flight frequencies to Yangon and Auckland.
The Malaysian carrier will increase flight frequencies on its Kuala Lumpur-Yangon route from 10 times weekly to 14 times weekly, or twice daily, effective August 1. The carrier will also increase Kuala Lumpur-Auckland services from six-weekly flights to daily on November 24.
Meanwhile, MAS has also announced a codeshare with Xiamen Airlines on two routes – Xiamen-Kuala Lumpur, currently operated by MAS and Xiamen Airlines, and the Fuzhou-Kuala Lumpur route, which is run solely by Xiamen Airlines.
Ahmad Jauhari Yahya, CEO, MAS, said: “The codeshare with Xiamen Airlines is part of our strategy to develop commercial cooperation with key airlines of the world to expand our network offering.
“With 55 destinations, Xiamen Airlines is an established airline that holds a major market share of travellers travelling between Fuzhou and Kuala Lumpur. MAS can leverage this codeshare to give our guests more options between Xiamen and Kuala Lumpur.
“The codeshare is also part of MAS’ initiatives towards enhancing air connectivity with key priority markets overseas to increase tourist arrivals into Malaysia to support the Government’s Economic Transformation Programme.”