While flymojo has yet to take off and Rayani Air is busy fixing various compliance issues to avoid having its flying licence suspended, a new global airline seems to have swooped in to effectively become the seventh carrier to operate within Malaysia. In a statement today, Emirates said it now offers flights to 15 Malaysian destinations from Kuala Lumpur. These are Langkawi, Penang, Alor Setar, Kota Baru, Kuantan, Kuala Terengganu, Johor Baru, Kuching, Miri, Bintulu, Sibu, Kota Kinabalu, Sandakan, Tawau and Labuan.

“The codeshare with Malaysia Airlines will provide more seamless travel options for our passengers to visit 15 cities in Malaysia and elsewhere in the region with a convenient connection in Kuala Lumpur,” said Thierry Antinori, executive vice president and chief commercial officer at Emirates.
Apart from enjoying the convenience of a single combined ticket for Emirates and Malaysia Airlines-operated flights, he said passengers will also enjoy seamless travel options, and will be able to receive their tickets – as well as check in their baggage – at point of origin, to their final destination.

“On all routes covered in the codeshare, passengers will also enjoy generous baggage allowance in all cabins – 30kg for economy class, 40kg for business class and 50kg for first class.” With this codeshare extension, Emirates is offering special fares until April 8 – which can be used for travel until Dec 31. From Penang, economy class fares start from RM2,839 to Paris, RM2,989 to London, and RM3,499 to Dubai whilst from Miri, Kuching or Sibu, economy class fares start from RM3,239 to Paris, RM3,389 to London and RM3,899 to Dubai.

source : http://www.therakyatpost.com

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