Qatar Airways, Malaysia Airlines ink MoU to cement its cooperation

By Amirtha P S, Desk Reporter
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State-owned flag carrier, Qatar Airways and Malaysia’s flag carrier airline, Malaysia Airlines Berhad have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will enhance strategic cooperation between the two airlines across multiple areas of the business to offer a range of value-added services to passengers.

With the enhanced partnership, both airlines will leverage each other’s network strengths and offer more access for passengers to travel to new destinations beyond their individual networks while offering new and exclusive products to their customers soon. 

Qatar Airways’ passengers will gain better access to the wider domestic Malaysia market and key destinations in Asia such as Penang, Langkawi and Medan, Indonesia operated by Malaysia Airlines via its hub, Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).

The passengers will get the opportunity to enjoy seamless connectivity to popular destinations in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the Americas with Qatar Airways’ extensive network via Doha.

His Excellency Akbar Al Baker
HE Akbar Al Baker
Group CEO – Qatar Airways

“This is a significant moment for us as we have just celebrated 20 years of serving Malaysia, and this new strategic cooperation with our Oneworld partner, Malaysia Airlines, further cements our commitment to the country. This partnership will serve to link both our networks and allow us to work together across different aspects of the business, therefore, creating exciting opportunities for our joint passengers, as well as for our airlines.”

Mr. Izham Ismail, Group Chief Executive Officer of Malaysia Airlines Berhad, said, “This MoU for strategic partnerships between Malaysia Airlines and Qatar Airways is an important part of our long-term business plan, as we explore more strategic opportunities and establish deeper partnerships. At the same time, it underscores the commitment of both airlines to provide passengers with safer, and increased choice of flights, wider destinations and greater flexibility on top of the excellent service hospitality throughout their travels with us.”

Building on the close links between Qatar Airways and Malaysia Airlines’ networks and rapid expansion of codeshare flights, the two airlines have also agreed to maximize synergies in other areas of the business such as air cargo, operations or commercial services.

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