Emirates and Batik Air Malaysia have unveiled a new codeshare agreement that promises to enhance connectivity for travelers in the Southeast Asia region, Wego reports. This collaboration paves the way for Emirates customers to access a network of destinations within Malaysia and throughout Southeast Asia via Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).
The launch of this strategic partnership was graced by the presence of Malaysia’s Minister of Transport, YB Tuan Anthony Loke, who praised the collaboration for its potential to strengthen Malaysia’s role as a prime gateway to the region. He expressed his hope for an increase in KLIA traffic, especially to facilitate connectivity to regional destinations.
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Orhan Abbas, Senior Vice President of Commercial Operations (Far East) at Emirates, and Datuk Chandran Rama Muthy, Group Strategic Director at Batik Air, have officially announced an expanded cooperation. This partnership will allow Emirates to apply its codes to flights operated by Batik Air to various destinations, thereby offering seamless travel experiences and a convenient baggage policy.
Datuk Chandran Rama Muthy emphasized that this partnership not only enhances Batik Air’s network connectivity but also offers Emirates passengers the opportunity to discover fascinating new destinations in Malaysia and Southeast Asia.
Increased connectivity and opportunities for travelers
Customers of Emirates now have the convenience of traveling to five domestic cities in Malaysia and three regional points in Southeast Asia via Batik Air. These destinations include Penang, Kuching, Kota Kinabalu, Langkawi, Johor Bahru, Denpasar, Jakarta, and Singapore. Additionally, travelers have the option to stop over in Kuala Lumpur before continuing to their final destinations.
Orhan Abbas, the Senior Vice President at Emirates, shared his thoughts on the partnership. He emphasized that it would extend their network reach to over 1,490 cities globally, providing travelers with a broader range of options and more convenient experiences.
Starting from 1 November 2023, travelers interested in exploring this expanded network can book tickets through various channels. These include the Emirates website, Online Travel Agencies (OTAs), and travel agents.