Malaysia plans alliance with Air France KLM

Malaysian Airlines plans to enter into an alliance with Air France KLM beyond the current code-sharing arrangements.Although no timetable for such a deal has been fixed, The Star newspaper reported, citing Malaysia Airlines managing director Idris Jala.

He said the national carrier is also looking at improving bilateral code-sharing arrangements and joining alliances with other airlines.

Earlier news reports have said that Malaysia Airlines plans to join SkyTeam, a global air alliance.

SkyTeam, which currently has nine members, is one of three main global air alliances. The others are Star Alliance and OneWorld.