Marking the start of a new partnership, Oman Air and Malaysia Airlines recently inked a codeshare agreement, which is effective immediately.
The Omani carrier’s passengers, who can currently make the most of direct flights to Kuala Lumpur, will now be granted access to more destinations spanning Malaysia, China and Australia, including Singapore, Hanoi, Hong Kong, Darwin, Melbourne, Auckland, Phuket, Langkawi, Penang, Kota Bharu, Johor Bharu, Kuantan and Miri.
Adding to this, Oman Air’s Jakarta and Guangzhou services will also be connected via the new codeshare.
Meanwhile, Malaysia Airlines passengers will be granted the option of 14 weekly non-stop direct flights from Kuala Lumpur to Muscat, operated by an Airbus A330-200 aircraft.
Deputy CEO and chief commercial officer, Oman Air, Abdulrahman Al Busaidy remarked on the development: “We are very happy with this remarkable codeshare agreement which offers guests of Oman Air a greater choice of destinations. Apart from Oman Air guests benefiting from the added destinations through this codeshare, it will also present them the opportunity to experience the exemplary services of Malaysia Airlines.
“We are equally sure this opportunity will be welcomed by the discerning guests of Malaysian Airlines, encouraging them to experience the unparalleled services of Oman Air and visit Oman and other unique destinations in Oman Air’s network,” he added.
The newly formed alliance between the two airlines paves the way for further collaboration, such as frequent flyer programmes, ground handling, customer support, cargo and airport lounge access.