Malaysia Airlines, SriLankan in new codeshare
Malaysia Airlines and SriLankan Airlines today signed an agreement to
enhance their longstanding codeshare partnership, signifying a
strengthening of the close co-operation between the two Asian carriers.
The agreement enables Malaysia Airlines to codeshare on SriLankan's
flights to Male in the Maldives while SriLankan Airlines will access Los
Angeles, Sydney, Melbourne, Jakarta, and Seoul through Malaysia
Airlines. Malaysia Airlines General Manager Govt and Industry Relations,
Germal Singh Khera said, "We are delighted to expand our partnership
with SriLankan Airlines.
This will provide our customers with easy access to the Maldives, a
favourite destination among high end tourists from Europe and Asia,
while enabling us to further enhance our loads to the major cities in
North America, Asia and Australia. Kuala Lumpur's position as a key
gateway for travellers will also be strengthened."
SriLankan's Head of Worldwide Sales, Mohamed Fazeel, said, "SriLankan
is making a clear effort to strengthen our relationships with
award-winning airlines in Asia, which is home to the finest airlines in
Both Malaysian and SriLankan have a history of winning global
accolades for service, and we have no doubt that this partnership will
be of significant mutual benefit to both airlines, and most importantly
to our respective passengers.
The partnership gives SriLankan access to several markets in the
Asia-Pacific, notably the US west coast and Australia."Members of the
frequent flyer programmes of the two airlines, Malaysia Airlines' Enrich
and SriLankan FlySmiLes can also earn and redeem points on flights of
either airline. The codeshare is effective from 25th June, 2009. Tickets
for some of the destinations are already available in the market. The
two airlines have been codesharing between Kuala Lumpur and Colombo