Thursday, May 10, 2007

Singapore Airlines to e-ticket with Malaysian Airlines

SINGAPORE Airlines (SIA) rolled out interline e-ticketing with Malaysia Airlines (MAS) on May 8.

The move will enable SIA ticket offices to issue e-tickets to all the destinations it serves to passengers of both airlines. The next phase will cover ticketing by MAS agents in Malaysia and Singapore as well as SIA agents worldwide. Subsequently, this initiative will cover all distribution channels of both airlines.

A significant aspect of this initiative is both airlines will not consult to set fares together but each airline will determine its own fares.

MAS commercial director, Dato' Rashid Khan, said: "We are delighted with the completion of this milestone, interline e-ticketing, which sets us firmly on track to be e-ticketing capable by September 21."

SIA executive vice-president marketing and the regions, Mr Huang Cheng Eng, said: "I am delighted that MAS chose SIA as its first interline e-ticketing partner, thus further strenghtening the already close ties we enjoy."

Plans are also underway to implement e-ticketing for the shuttle service arrangement on the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore-Kuala Lumpur route.

Source : TTG
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