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Malaysia Airlines Continues Connectivity to US Cities

Subang, 23 February 2014: Malaysia Airlines is offering more seamless one-stop air connectivity between Kuala Lumpur and major cities in the United States of America (USA) and vice versa through various code-share arrangements and interline arrangements. This is also made possible by the oneworld alliance. American Airlines and Japan Airlines are the national carrier's code share partners to the Americas.

Malaysia Airlines will be suspending its flights into Los Angeles following a route rationalisation exercise to stem losses. The route rationalization exercise takes effect on 30th April  2014. However, the airlines assures its passengers that connectivity to the Americas is still pretty much available considering various code share and interline arrangements.

The national carrier had earlier announced code shares with American Airlines in March 2013 which allowed 118 weekly options to and from five American cities through European stations. Then in July it announced another series of code share. The code share was also be extended to Singapore and Bangkok via the Kuala Lumpur gateway. That gave an opportunity for guests in USA to travel to other parts of ASEAN with a seamless connection.

The 2nd phase code share enables customers in Malaysia and the USA to book direct with Malaysia Airlines and take advantage of the connection options between Kuala Lumpur and the US Cities of Atlanta, Boston, Washington, Houston, Minneapolis, Portland, Seattle, San Francisco, Las Vegas and San Diego via the Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Dallas and Miami gateways.

Commenting on the arrangement, Malaysia Airlines Group Chief Executive Officer, Ahmad Jauhari Yahya said, “These arrangements will provide excellent opportunities to expand our US network without having to mount our own flights to the various cities there. Other code shares arrangements are also being worked out as we speak. Aside from code shares we can also send customers to the USA on normal interline basis which is allowed on oneworld networks. This code share cooperation is part of the strategy of the Malaysian national carrier to develop commercial cooperation with oneworld alliance members. It is also part of the national carrier’s initiative towards enhancing air connectivity with key priority markets overseas for increased tourist arrivals into Malaysia as required by the government’s Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) and in conjunction with Visit Malaysia Year 2014” he added.

Customers can book their travel on Malaysia Airlines through MAS distribution channels mainly Malaysia Airlines 24 hours toll free number 1 300 88 3000, Malaysia Airlines ticket offices and all appointed agents throughout Malaysia.