KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KLM) and Malaysia Airlines (MAS) today announced that they will be expanding their current cooperation through a new codeshare agreement, effective from the start of the winter schedule on October 29, 2000.
Currently Malaysia Airlines operates daily service between Kuala Lumpur and Amsterdam, while KLM operates four-times-weekly Amsterdam-Kuala Lumpur-Manila v.v. service.
KLM and MAS successfully introduced codesharing on their 11 weekly flights between Amsterdam and Kuala Lumpur this summer, and the new agreement will build on this success.
MAS will codeshare on KLM-operated flights between Amsterdam and the Scandinavian cities of Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö in Sweden; Oslo and Sandefjord in Norway; Copenhagen in Denmark; and Helsinki in Finland.
KLM will codeshare on MAS-operated flights between Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia and the Australian cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide and Cairns; and Auckland in New Zealand.
KLM will introduce three more roundtrip flights connecting Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport and Kuala Lumpur International Airport this winter, providing joint twice-daily MAS-KLM service between these two major intercontinental hubs.
This expansion of KLM-MAS codesharing will add 55 weekly MAS-operated codeshare roundtrip flights between Kuala Lumpur and the seven Australian and New Zealand cities.
In Europe, the agreement will add 75 weekly KLM-operated codeshare roundtrip flights between Amsterdam and the seven Scandinavian cities.