Malaysia Airlines and Singapore Airlines will strengthen the long-standing partnership between the two airlines groups, subject to regulatory approvals.
The cooperation will involve revenue sharing on flights between Singapore and Malaysia, expansion of codeshare routes to include more destinations on each other’s networks.
The agreement will also include SIA’s subsidiaries SilkAir and Scoot and Firefly, the sister airline of MAB. It follows the signing of an MOU in June 2019.
Flights between the two countries will operate under a joint business arrangement, coordinating flight schedules to provide customers with more flight choices and frequencies for passenger convenience. Both groups also plan to offer joint fare products, align corporate programmes to enhance the value proposition to customers, and explore tie-ups between their frequent-flyer programmes.
Today, the airlines codeshare on flights between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching and Penang. The expansion will allow SIA & SilkAir to codeshare on MAB’s domestic flights and a total of 16 destinations in Malaysia. MAB will progressively codeshare on flights between Singapore and Malaysia, Europe, South Africa and other destinations once necessary approvals are granted.
Both will launch joint marketing activities to boost long-haul tourism to Malaysia and Singapore. Development of airpasses are being explored allowing customers to travel to Malaysia through the Kuala Lumpur and Singapore hubs more choices to visit other parts of the country such as Kuantan, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu on a single ticket. Travellers can expect seamless experience of convenience and flexibility while enjoying multi-stop itineraries.