A new codeshare pact between British Airways and Malaysia Airlines has been forged to open up more destinations in the Asia Pacific region.

The collaboration between the Oneworld alliance partners will see 14 destinations in Malaysia offered – including Langkawi, Penang and Kota Kinabalu – and nine cities in Australia, Cambodia, Indonesia, New Zealand and Vietnam.

BA runs daily flights from Heathrow to Malaysia Airlines’ hub at Kuala Lumpur.

Malaysia Airlines’ CEO Izham Ismail said: “Malaysia Airlines is excited about the increased opportunities this codeshare with British Airways will bring for visitors from across the UK to explore the range of unique destinations that Malaysia has to offer.

“This development coincides with the launch of Visit Malaysia 2020, a landmark initiative uniting industry players behind a shared goal of welcoming 30 million tourists to Malaysia in the year 2020, making the upcoming year a particularly exciting time to visit and enjoy the country’s warm hospitality and diverse cultural attractions.”
Malaysia Airlines customers will also be able to book seats to Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester and Newcastle via Heathrow.

The carrier will also codeshare with BA to European points namely Barcelona, Berlin, Copenhagen, Vienna, Brussels, Geneva, Hamburg, Lyon, Toulouse, Paris and Zurich, subject to regulatory approval.

BA networks and alliances director Neil Chernoff said: “This codeshare with Malaysia Airlines further strengthens the destination proposition for our customers, giving them more benefits when flying to Asia and south-west Pacific.

“Malaysia Airlines shares our commitment to excellent customer service, and we are delighted that we can introduce more of our customers to their network.”

A new codeshare pact between British Airways and Malaysia Airlines has been forged to open up more destinations in Asia.

The collaboration between the Oneworld alliance partners will see 14 destinations in Malaysia offered – including Langkawi, Penang and Kota Kinabalu – and nine cities in Australia, Cambodia, Indonesia, New Zealand and Vietnam.

BA runs daily flights from Heathrow to Malaysia Airlines’ hub at Kuala Lumpur.

Malaysia Airlines’ CEO Izham Ismail said: “Malaysia Airlines is excited about the increased opportunities this codeshare with British Airways will bring for visitors from across the UK to explore the range of unique destinations that Malaysia has to offer.

“This development coincides with the launch of Visit Malaysia 2020, a landmark initiative uniting industry players behind a shared goal of welcoming 30 million tourists to Malaysia in the year 2020, making the upcoming year a particularly exciting time to visit and enjoy the country’s warm hospitality and diverse cultural attractions.”

Malaysia Airlines customers will also be able to book seats to Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester and Newcastle via Heathrow.

The carrier will also codeshare with BA to European points namely Barcelona, Berlin, Copenhagen, Vienna, Brussels, Geneva, Hamburg, Lyon, Toulouse, Paris and Zurich, subject to regulatory approval.

BA networks and alliances director Neil Chernoff said: “This codeshare with Malaysia Airlines further strengthens the destination proposition for our customers, giving them more benefits when flying to Asia and south-west Pacific.

“Malaysia Airlines shares our commitment to excellent customer service, and we are delighted that we can introduce more of our customers to their network.”