Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines expand codeshare arrangements
SINGAPORE -- Malaysia Airlines and Singapore Airlines (SIA) are reactivating their codeshare arrangement between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, expanding it to include 15 domestic points in Malaysia, seven destinations in Europe, and two cities in South Africa. This follows an announcement that Malaysia and Singapore will launch a Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) arrangement beginning November 29, 2021, providing seamless journeys for business or leisure travel.
From November 29, 2021, Singapore Airlines customers will be able to progressively connect on Malaysia Airlines services out of Kuala Lumpur as the carrier adds 15 new codeshare destinations in Malaysia. These are Alor Setar, Bintulu, Johor Bahru, Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Terengganu, Kuantan, Kuching, Labuan, Langkawi, Miri, Penang, Sandakan, Sibu, and Tawau.
From January l, 2022, Malaysia Airlines customers will be able to connect on SIA's flights from Singapore to seven points in Europe - Barcelona, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Moscow, Munich, Rome, and Zurich - as well as Cape Town and Johannesburg in South Africa.
Other points in the Singapore Airlines or Malaysia Airlines network will be progressively added to the codeshare arrangements.
Significant expansion of codeshare arrangements is the first phase of a wide-ranging commercial agreement signed between Malaysia Airlines and Singapore Airlines in 2019.
Codeshare arrangements on flights between Singapore Kuala Lumpur, Kuching and Penang are now in place. Due to a reduced flight schedule as a result of COVID-19, SIA does not currently operate flights to Kuching and Penang and Malaysia Airlines does not operate flights to Kuching.