Thursday, March 01, 2007

KLM, MAS expand codeshare - 6 KL-KK flights

By Magdalene Rogers

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Malaysia Airlines (MAS) are further intensifying their codeshare cooperation. From March 1, KLM passengers on flights between Amsterdam and Kuala Lumpur will be able to book under KLM flight numbers, connecting domestic services operated by MAS between Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and Penang, Langkawi, and Kota Kinabalu.

A joint press release issued by KLM and MAS, said this new arrangement effective next month will cover six flights each between KLIA-Penang and KLIA-Kota Kinabalu as well as five flights between KLIA-Langkawi.

The two airlines have worked together successfully since 1998 through a strong commercial cooperation for flights between the two convenient hubs at Amsterdam and Kuala Lumpur. In addition, KLM passengers are also able to codeshare on MAS flights to and from Australia and New Zealand.

In turn, Malaysia Airlines codeshares with KLM on European flights to and from Schiphol.

"We are very satisfied that we can continuously intensify and extend our successful cooperation with MAS," said KLM's senior vice president Alliances, Hans de Roos. "Time and again we find new opportunities to let our customers and companies benefit from the KLM/MAS alliance," he added.

Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin Weekend

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