Myanmar Airways International (MAI) has signed a new code share agreement with Malaysia Airlines in a bid to increase the latter’s access to Yangon from its current 14 weekly flights to 19.
The code share will see MAI services on the Kuala Lumpur-Yangon-Kuala Lumpur carrying the Malaysia Airlines flight code.
In a statement last week, Malaysia Airlines said the code share agreement will take effect on February 15, with booking for the service available on February 10.
The deal also allows MAI to use the Malaysia Airlines services to Singapore, Langkawi, Bangkok and Penang. Moving forward, Malaysia Airlines will carry the MAI flight code on these flights.
Forging a partnership with MAI is also one of several measures by Malaysia Airlines in preparation for the ASEAN open skies policy.
Malaysia Airlines group chief executive officer Ahmad Jauhari said: “This is also our initiative towards enhancing air connectivity with key priority markets overseas for increased tourist arrivals into Malaysia and in conjunction with the Visit Malaysia Year 2014.”
To promote this code share, the national carrier is now offering all-inclusive return fares to Yangon starting from $140 for economy class and $420 for business class travel.
Malaysia Airlines currently flies direct to over 60 destinations worldwide and a further 800 destinations in more than 150 countries via its oneworld partners.