Friday, July 5, 2013

Malaysia Airlines-American Airlines Codeshare Allows New Flights

In the second phase of their codesharing, Malaysia Airlines (MAS) and American Airlines have extended their arrangement, enabling fliers in Malaysia and the USA book tickets on code share flights directly with MAS. 

The initial phase of the arrangement was launched earlier this year and saw both operators commence codesharing on 136 weekly flights between Kuala Lumpur and the USA cities of Chicago, Dallas, New York, Miami and Raleigh through the three European stations, namely London, Paris and Frankfurt. 

Announcing the second phase of the agreement in the first week of July, 2013, all codeshare flights will be marketed as MAS flights, thus making it easier for those seeking flight tickets on the routes. This will allow tickets seekers in Malaysia and the USA to book air tickets directly with the flag carrier of Malaysia and take advantage of the services between Kuala Lumpur and the American cities of Atlanta, Houston, Washington, Boston, Portland, Minneapolis, San Francisco, Seattle, Las Vegas and San Diego. These flights will run via the Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Dallas and Miami gateways. 

In addition, the codeshare agreement will be expanded to Singapore and Bangkok via the Kuala Lumpur gateway, allowing people in the USA to book tickets for seamless connection to travel to other parts of ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations). 

The management at the MAS Group feels that the code share enables them to expand its USA network without having to commence its own flights to the country.

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