Isnin, 7 Disember 2015

Malaysia Airlines, Emirates announce code-sharing deal


KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines and Dubai-based Emirates on Thursday (Dec 3) announced a code-sharing deal that will cover more than 90 locations in the US, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
The beleaguered Malaysian flag-carrier will sever 10 existing code share agreements and drop its own flights to Paris and Amsterdam in 2016.

The code share deal between loss-making Malaysia Airlines and the world's biggest international carrier will allow the carrier to double the destinations it can offer while dropping less profitable European destinations.

The airlines' chief executive Chris Mueller has been quoted as saying the deal gives the Malaysian carrier access to Europe without incurring "monumental losses". He also said that it will provide Malaysians unprecedented connectivity to the whole world and also make it much easier for people to visit Malaysia.

This move is the latest by Mueller to turn around Malaysia's ailing national carrier, which was bleeding money long before the twin losses of Flight MH370 and MH17 in 2014. Since taking over in March, the German CEO has slashed routes and axed thousands of jobs in a bid to break even by 2018.

The airline has already dropped services to Istanbul and Frankfurt as it moves to drop longer routes in favour of regional destinations. Ticket sales under the new codeshare agreement begin in February 2016.

Source : channelnewsasia.com 

Source of photo : the star online

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