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Malaysia Airlines and Myanmar Airways recommence codeshare ties

by amit.uniyal 27. January 2014 06:33

Malaysia Airlines and Myanmar Airways International renewed their codeshare ties. The new agreement will be effective February 15, 2014. Passengers who wish to use the services of both these airlines will be able to book tickets beginning February 10, 2014.

This agreement is good news for all those who wish to benefit from the airlines’ extensive network will be able to do so very soon. With these flights, access to Yangon would increase manifolds. At present, 14 flights operate service to the capital city. These flights will increase to 19 in the coming times. As soon as the codeshare agreement is implemented, Myanmar Airways will display the flight code of Malaysia Airlines on Kuala Lumpur-Yangon-Kuala Lumpur route. This agreement will enable Myanmar Airways to use the Malaysian carrier’s services to Singapore, Langkawi, Bangkok, and Penang. As per the agreement, Malaysia Airlines too will carry the flight code of Myanmar Airways. The two airlines had collaborated earlier in the year 2006 through a codeshare agreement. However, this agreement was terminated in 2010 due to sanctions against Myanmar.

Malaysia Airlines operates as the flagship carrier of Malaysia. It commenced service in the year 1972, and today flies to more than 60 destinations worldwide. It operates out of its hubs in Kuala Lumpur International Airport and Kota Kinabalu International Airport. On the other hand, Myanmar Airways operates as the flagship carrier of Myanmar and flies to about 12 destinations overall. Its hub is in Yangon International Airport.

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