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Malaysia Airlines Links Up To Global Explorer Round-The-World Fare

Tuesday, 31 January 2011: oneworld® member elect Malaysia Airlines’ full global schedule involving around 60 destinations worldwide will be included in the Global Explorer from tomorrow, adding one of the most attractive networks in South East Asia to the round-the-world fare offered by all members of the alliance and selected other airlines.

Through this coverage, almost 20 more cities of Malaysia Airlines’ network in South East Asia, including two more countries namely Brunei and Myanmar, will be added to the Global Explorer map, expanding the round-the-world’s global reach to more than 900 destinations in nearly 150 countries.

Some destinations that Malaysia Airlines adds to Global Explorer include Johor Bahru, Langkawi and Kuching in Malaysia, Myanmar capital Yangon, Indonesia’s Medan and Cambodia’s Siem Reap.

Global Explorer covers all routes offered by oneworld’s existing member airlines – American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, LAN, Malév Hungarian Airlines, Qantas, Royal Jordanian and Russia’s S7 plus some 20 affiliated carriers, including LAN Argentina, LAN Ecuador, LAN Peru, China’s Dragonair and South Africa’s Comair.

Global Explorer is also offered by a number of airlines that have no links with oneworld – Aer Lingus, Air Pacific, Alaska Airlines and its Horizon Airlines sister, Gulf Air and Meridianafly. Flights carrying the Qantas code but operated by Air Tahiti Nui, Jetstar, South African Airways and Vietnam Airlines are included too, expanding the reach covered by the fare further still.

For travel from Malaysia, four tiers of Global Explorer fares are offered with tier 1 economy fare starting from as low as RM11,184.00 (excluding taxes and surcharges) covering five cities around the world. The highest, tier 4 economy fare, from Malaysia is capped at RM18,171.00 (excluding taxes and surcharges) for travel covering a maximum of 15 cities.

Child fares (between 2 to 11 years) and infant fares (up to 23 months of age) are charged at 75% and 10% of the applicable adult fare.

Bookings and ticketing for this fare can be made direct with systemwide ticket offices of both Malaysia Airlines andoneworld member airlines as well as the other participating airlines. This fare is also available through all appointed agents of these airlines.

An attractive feature of this fare is the free baggage allowance where each adult and child passenger is permitted to check in two pieces of baggage each weighing up to 23 kilograms per piece. Normal charges apply for baggage weights in excess of the free allowance.

Another aspect is the fare validity .Whilst the minimum travel validity for all four tiers is 10 days, the maximum validity allows the journey to be completed within one year from the date of travel of the first sector.

This represents a first step by Malaysia Airlines towards becoming a full member of oneworld, which is on track for later this year. By then Malaysia’s national carrier will start participating in the full range of the alliance’s fares and offer all other services and benefits of the alliance to customers.

Meanwhile, ones network to be added when it boards oneworld later this spring. Both will start participating in the full range of the oneworld fares once they join the alliance.

Global Explorer offers simple, flexible, and great value round-the-world travel for trips of up to one year long.

Four versions of Global Explorer are available. Tiers 1, 2 and 4 are for travel only in Economy Class, but Tier 3 can be used also in First or Business. Not all tiers are available from all countries.

Tier 1

Sample Itinerary
Kuala Lumpur - London - Madrid - Chicago - Los Angeles - Tokyo - Kuala Lumpur

Class/Max.trip lengthStopovers AllowedSample lead-in fares for travel from (excluding taxes/levies/charges) & Itinerary
Economy/
26,000 miles
Minimum 2, maximum 5. No more than 2 within any one region.MYR 11,184A$ 3,299GBP 1,850US$ 3,799

Tier 2

Sample Itinerary
Hong Kong - Kota Kinabalu - Kuala Lumpur - Perth - Johannesburg - London - New York - Hong Kong

Class/Max.trip lengthStopovers AllowedSample lead-in fares for travel from (excluding taxes/levies/charges) & Itinerary
Economy/
29,000 miles
Minimum 2, maximum 15 No more than 4 within any one region.MYR 12,810A$ 3,899GBP 2,131US$ 5,399

Tier 3

Sample Itinerary
Kuching - Kuala Lumpur - Tokyo - Los Angeles - Santiago - Buenos Aires - London - x Kuala Lumpur - Kuching

Class/Max.trip lengthStopovers AllowedSample lead-in fares for travel from (excluding taxes/levies/charges) & Itinerary
Economy/
34,000 miles
Minimum 2, maximum 15. No more than 4 within any one region.MYR 15,085A$ 4,499GBP 2,630US$ 6,199

Tier 4

Sample Itinerary
Penang - Kuala Lumpur - Sydney - Los Angeles - Miami - Buenos Aires - Lima - Santiago - Madrid - Paris - Budapest - London - x Kuala Lumpur - Penang

Class/Max.trip lengthStopovers AllowedSample lead-in fares for travel from (excluding taxes/levies/charges) & Itinerary
Economy/
39,000 miles
Minimum 2 maximum 15. No more than 4 within any one region.MYR 18,171A$ 5,199GBP 3,067US$ 3,799

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Tier/Class/Max.trip lengthStopovers AllowedSample lead-in fares for travel from (excluding taxes/levies/charges) & Itinerary
Tier 1/
Economy/
26,000 miles
Minimum 2, maximum 5. No more than 2 within any one region.MYR 11,184A$ 3,299GBP 1,850US$ 3,799
  Kuala Lumpur – London – Madrid – Chicago – Los Angeles – Tokyo- Kuala Lumpur
Tier 2/
Economy/
29,000 miles
Minimum 2, maximum 15 No more than 4 within any one region.MYR 12,810A$ 3,899GBP 2,131US$ 5,399
  Hong Kong- Kota Kinabalu- Kuala Lumpur- Perth– Johannesburg – London – New York – Hong Kong
Tier 3/
Economy/
34,000 miles
Minimum 2, maximum 15. No more than 4 within any one region.MYR 15,085A$ 4,499GBP 2,630US$ 6,199
  Kuching – Kuala Lumpur – Tokyo – Los Angeles – Santiago – Buenos Aires– London– x Kuala Lumpur -Kuching
Tier 4/
Economy/
39,000 miles
Minimum 2 maximum 15. No more than 4 within any one region.MYR 18,171A$ 5,199GBP 3,067US$ 3,799
  Penang – Kuala Lumpur – Sydney – Los Angeles – Miami-Buenos Aires-Lima-Santiago- Madrid-Paris-Budapest-London - x Kuala Lumpur – Penang
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