Malaysia Airlines, Saudi Airlines announce codesharing agreement

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines and Saudi Airlines (Saudia) have entered into a codeshare agreement — offering more destinations, travel options, seamless connections and hospitality services — which began on Dec 15.

The airlines today said subject to regulatory approval, Malaysia Airlines' MH flight code would be added to several Saudia's flights, with departures from Kuala Lumpur to Jeddah and Riyadh, as well as flights between the cities to Madinah and Cairo.

Saudia' SV flight code will be added to Malaysia Airlines' flights from Kuala Lumpur to several destinations, including Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Penang.

Travellers from the Far East and Australia, through Saudia, can get to Madinah and Al-Ula in Saudi Arabia.

Malaysia Airlines group chief executive officer Captain Izham Ismail said the partnership would strengthen Malaysia Airlines' presence in Saudi Arabia and build on the strong relationship between the two carriers.

"It will also complement our double daily commercial services via Doha with Qatar Airways, as well as flights to Jeddah and Madinah operated by Amal by Malaysia Airlines for umrah and haj journeys," he said.

Saudia CEO Captain Ibrahim Koshy said the airline was looking forward to boosting bilateral relations.

"Saudia flies to more than 100 destinations on four continents and plans to increase its points of departure, supported by its modern fleet." -- Bernama

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