Finnair and Malaysia Airlines have signed code share agreement on flights, offering convenient options to flyers looking for tickets for connections within the network of both operators.
Finnair and Malaysia Airlines have forayed into a codeshare agreement that allows growing access to the carriers’ respective hubs in Helsinki and Kuala Lumpur.
With the new arrangement in place, certain flights operated by Malaysia Airlines between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, Bangkok and Hong Kong will bear the Finnish carrier’s flight code. Similarly, MAS’ flight code will be carried on selected flights between Helsinki and London, Paris, Frankfurt and Amsterdam operated by Finland’s flag carrier.
Malaysia Airlines’ Senior Vice President of Government & International Affairs, Mr Germal Singh, was quoted in news reports: “Through this partnership we can expand our reach in Europe without operating our own flights between Malaysia and the Scandinavian region. As one of the most affordable tourist destinations in the Asia Pacific region, we are confident that more tourists from the Scandinavian region will use this code share and visit Malaysia.”
Hannu Sundberg, Finnair Vice President, Commercial Partnerships also hailed the new partnership and offered delight at being able to offer tickets buyers added services. “Finnair is very pleased to offer our customers flying to Southeast Asia extended reach to Kuala Lumpur, the cultural and economic heart of Malaysia and a fast-growing and prosperous metropolis,” he said.
The move is likely to bring pleasing rewards for tickets holders of both carriers. Patrons with flights tickets will be able enjoy seamless connections with the two operators.
MAS offers flights tickets for 80 destinations worldwide, while the Finnish carrier’s network encompasses 11 cities in Asia and provides tickets deals for travel to more than 50 destinations in Europe.