MALAYSIA Airlines (MAS) and South African Airways (SAA) have signed a codeshare agreement. From June 1, subject to approvals, SAA customers will have access to the three direct weekly MAS flights between Johannesburg and Kuala Lumpur. They will be able to connect to MAS flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu, Penang, Langkawi and to cities in ASEAN, including Jakarta, Denpasar, Manila, Bangkok and Phuket.
MAS customers can connect from Johannesburg to other South African points such as Durban, Port Elizabeth and East London in SAA aircraft and to regional African destinations including Victoria Falls and Harare in Zimbabwe, Maputo in Mozambique, Maseru in Lesotho, Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, Windhoek in Namibia and Gaborone, Botswana.
MAS managing director/ CEO, Mr Idris Jala, said the partnership with SAA was a strategy to strengthen its presence in the African market.
He said: "Customers of our two airlines will benefit from this partnership as they will be able to connect to more destinations in Africa, Malaysia and ASEAN. This is very timely as we are very focused on bringing more travellers to Malaysia in conjunction with Visit Malaysia Year 2007."
Source : TTG
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