British Airways has announced a new codeshare agreement with its Oneworld partner Malaysia Airlines that includes 23 destinations across the Asia Pacific region.

From 9 October, the new code will be added to 14 routes Malaysia Airlines operates within Malaysia, including Langkawi, Penang and Kota Kinabalu, as well as nine cities in Australia, Cambodia, Indonesia, New Zealand and Vietnam.

Passengers booking these flights through BA will be able to check through to their final destination and collect their boarding passes in advance. Executive Club members will gain frequent flyer benefits and Avios can be used on reward flights, upgrades, hotels, experiences and part payment, according to BA.

BA offers daily flights from Heathrow to Kuala Lumpur, where customers can connect to services included in the codeshare agreement.

In return, Malaysia customers can book flights to Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester and New Castle via Heathrow with BA. Subject to approval, the agreement will also apply to BA services within Europe, namely Barcelona, Copenhagen, Vienna, Brussels, Geneva, Hamburg, Lyon, Toulouse, Paris and Zurich.

Captain Izham Ismail, group CEO at Malaysia Airlines, said: “Malaysia Airlines is excited about the increased opportunities this codeshare with British Airways will bring for visitors from across the United Kingdom to explore the range of unique destinations that Malaysia has to offer.”

Neil Chernoff, BA’s director of networks and alliances, added: “This codeshare with Malaysia Airlines further strengthens the destination proposition for our customers, giving them more benefits when flying to Asia and South West Pacific. Malaysia Airlines shares our commitment to excellent customer service, and we are delighted that we can introduce more of our customers to their network.”

ba.com; malaysiaairlines.com

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