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World Travel Awards winners join for new codeshare deal

World Travel Awards winners join for new codeshare deal

Etihad Airways has signs a frequent flyer agreement with codeshare partner Malaysia Airlines.

The national airline of the United Arab Emirates is recognised as the World Leading Airline by the prestigious World Travel Awards, while Malaysia Airlines claimed the title of Asia’s Leading Airline earlier this year.

Etihad Guest programme members can now earn Etihad Guest Miles when flying on Malaysia Airlines. Members of Enrich, Malaysia Airlines’ loyalty and frequent flyer programme, can also earn Enrich Miles on Etihad Airways flights.

In both cases, the number of miles earned will depend upon the class of travel.

Moreover, Etihad Guest Miles can be redeemed for Malaysia Airlines flights, and vice-versa.

Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways’ chief commercial officer, said: “We are delighted to take our successful partnership with Malaysia Airlines to the next level by extending it with a close frequent flyer cooperation.

“This offers both airlines’ loyal customers the opportunity to earn and burn miles on each other’s network.”

Malaysia Airlines, the premium flag carrier of Malaysia, flies to more than a hundred destinations on six continents.