Malaysia Airlines, China Southern Airlines launch codeshare flights

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines and China Southern Airlines Co Ltd (CZ) have launched codeshare flights between the two carriers, offering travellers seamless connections and enhanced travel options starting today.

Through the partnership, passengers will get to take advantage of flight frequencies between the airlines' main hubs, namely the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) Terminal 1 (KUL) and the Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN).

The two carriers also plan to expand and leverage on each other's core network to explore possible collaborations and enhance the depth and breadth of cooperation.

In a joint statement today, Malaysia Aviation Group chief executive officer of Airlines, Ahmad Luqman Mohd Azmi said that the codeshare partnership with CZ will help boost Malaysia Airlines' presence in China, one of the key destinations in its network following the reopening of the country's borders.

"Since April this year, we have resumed all our services to China, including Guangzhou, Xiamen, Beijing and Shanghai.

"We look forward to growing our presence by expanding our codeshare partnership with CZ and extending our signature Malaysian hospitality service to their passengers," he said.

Malaysia Airlines currently operates three weekly flights between KUL and CAN via the A330-200 aircraft which offers 19 business class seats, 42 economy class seats with extra legroom, and 226 Economy Class seats.

Meanwhile, CZ currently operates flights from CAN to KUL 21 times per week via its A320 and B787-9 aircraft.

The A320 offers eight business class seats and 144 economy class seats, while the B787-9 is equipped with a total of 28 advanced business class seats and other comfortable economy class seats. –BERNAMA

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