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26 December 2013, Subang: Malaysia Airlines and Japan Airlines have established a new code share destination that took effect starting 24 December 2013. This would give the national carrier access to Vancouver, Canada via Tokyo.
The new code share will see Japan Airlines services from Narita to Vancouver and vice versa carrying the Malaysia Airlines flight code.
MH9770 will depart Narita at 6.05pm daily and arrive at Vancouver at 10.00am local Canadian time the same day. Meanwhile MH9769 will depart Vancouver at 1.00pm daily and arrive at Narita at 4.30pm the next day. The Japan Airlines code for this service is JL018 and JL017 respectively. Guests from Malaysia can connect to these services on any of Malaysia Airlines’ 11x/weekly services between Kuala Lumpur and Narita. Malaysia Airlines also code shares on Japan Airlines’ daily services on the same route.
To promote this code-share, Malaysia Airlines is now offering attractive all inclusive return fares to Vancouver starting from RM3158 for economy class travel and RM14299 for Business Class travel.
Malaysia Airlines’ Group Chief Executive Officer Ahmad Jauhari said, “Malaysia Airlines is very pleased to offer our customers an extended reach to Vancouver via Tokyo. This code share will also allow access for Japan Airlines customers from Vancouver into Kuala Lumpur. This is also our initiative towards enhancing air connectivity with key priority markets overseas for increased tourist arrivals into Malaysia and in conjunction with the Visit Malaysia Year 2014.”
Malaysia Airlines currently flies direct to over 60 destinations worldwide and a further 800 destinations in more than 150 countries via its oneworld partners.