Malaysia Airlines and Myanmar Airways International signed a new code share agreement that will take effect starting February 15th 2014.
Booking for the service will be made available on February 10th 2014.
This arrangement would increase the national carrier’s access to Yangon, from the current 14 flights weekly to 19 flights weekly.
The code share will see Myanmar Airways International services on the Kuala Lumpur-Yangon-Kuala Lumpur carrying the Malaysia Airlines flight code.
Apart from that, the agreement also allows Myanmar Airways International to also use the Malaysia Airlines services to Singapore, Langkawi, Bangkok and Penang.
Moving forward, Malaysia Airlines will carry the Myanmar Airways flight code on these flights.
Malaysia Airlines and Myanmar Airways International collaborated previously in 2006 via a code share agreement which was suspended in 2010 due to the International Economic Sanction against Myanmar.
The code share flight MH9370 will depart Kuala Lumpur at 14:00 on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and arrive at Yangon at 15:00 local time the same day.
Meanwhile, the return service, MH9369 will depart Yangon at 08:55 daily and arrive at Kuala Lumpur at 12:55 the next day.
The Myanmar Airways code for this service is 8M502 and 8M501 respectively.
Malaysia Airlines group chief executive Ahmad Jauhari said, “Malaysia Airlines is very pleased to collaborate with Myanmar Airways International on this code share.
“This is also our initiative towards enhancing air connectivity with key priority markets overseas for increased tourist arrivals into Malaysia and in conjunction with the Visit Malaysia Year 2014.
“We encourage our customers in Yangon to take full advantage of this agreement to connect to various destinations in Malaysia such as Langkawi and Penang” he concluded.