Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Finnair and Malaysia Airlines Join Hands, Sign Code-share

Finnair and Malaysia Airlines have decided to sign a codeshare and have thus allowed increasing access to the airlines’ respective hubs that are based in Helsinki and Kuala Lumpur. 

Under the new agreement, selected flights that are being operated by the government-owned flag carrier of Malaysia between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, Bangkok and Hong Kong will carry the flight code of the Finnish operator. In the similar way, MAS’ flight code will be featured on certain flights run by Finland’s flag carrier between Helsinki and London, Paris, Frankfurt and Amsterdam. 

Welcoming the agreement, MAS’ Senior Vice President of Government & International Affairs, Mr Germal Singh, expressed his desire of expanding the carrier’s international reach without operating flights services connecting Malaysia and the Scandinavian region. Mr Singh also hoped the agreement will bring in more tourists to Malaysia, enticing them to book tickets on flights to the affordable tourist destination. 

Hannu Sundberg, Finnair Vice President, Commercial Partnerships, too was buoyed by the development and expressed delight at offering its tickets buyers an extended reach to Kuala Lumpur, which is not only a popular tourist hub but also the cultural and economic heart of Malaysia.  

Surely, the codeshare between the two operators is going to present fine benefits and rewards for tickets holders as they could experience seamless connections.

MAS serves 80 destinations throughout the world, while the Finnish operator covers 11 destinations in Asia and provides tickets for travel to more than 50 destinations in the European continent.

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