The partnership currently comprises 62 codeshare destinations
Qatar Airways and Malaysia Airlines have signed an agreement designed to expand their partnership.
The new deal will see both airlines build on their existing relationship by collaborating across multiple areas in order to offer a range of value-added services to passengers.
The airlines will leverage each other’s network strengths and provide more access for passengers to travel to new destinations beyond their individual networks while offering new products to their customers.
Commenting on the announcement, Qatar Airways Group chief executive Akbar Al Baker said: “This is a significant moment for us as we have just celebrated 20 years of serving Malaysia, and this new strategic cooperation with Malaysia Airlines further cements our commitment to the country.
“This partnership will serve to link both our networks and allow us to work together across different aspects of the business, therefore creating exciting opportunities for our joint passengers, as well as for our airlines.
“As we move towards a post-pandemic world, successful business is driven by strong partnerships, and this close cooperation with Malaysia Airlines is a firm example of how symbiotic international partnerships can pave the way to industry recovery.”
Qatar Airways and Malaysia Airlines launched their codeshare cooperation in 2004 and have significantly expanded the partnership in recent years, which currently comprises 62 codeshare destinations in Malaysia, south-east Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Middle East, Europe, the Americas and Africa.
Malaysia Airlines group chief executive Izham Ismail added: “We’re delighted to have taken the next important step with our close oneworld partner. This partnership will provide better efficiencies and a more comprehensive network for our passengers while we further boost the growth of traffic flow via KLIA, which will serve as a primary gateway to Malaysia domestic and selected Southeast Asian region destinations.”