Malaysian-based carrier Malindo Air and Qatar Airways have penned an interline agreement this Thursday, allowing the first to tap into more than 100 destinations covered in Qatar’s network.
On the other side, Qatar Airways passengers will, thanks to the partnership with Malindo, be able to take advantage of the Malaysian carrier’s short-haul regional network and travel to one of 36 destinations in 13 countries served by Malindo Air.
Malindo Air Chief Executive Officer Chandran Rama Muthy said the following about the agreement with Qatar Airways:
We are delighted to partner Qatar Airways, one of the world’s best airlines renowned for its aviation excellence and onboard hospitality. The agreement will further enhance Malindo Air’s reach beyond KLIA to all destinations served by Qatar Airways. Malindo Air is now able to bring our passengers further than ever before, with onward flights connecting passengers to more than 100 global destinations through Qatar Airways’ state-of-the-art hub, Hamad International Airport in Doha.
He also added that the partnership with Qatar would entice travelers from around the world to visit Malaysia and experience its culture and hospitality.
Mr Rama Muthy said:
Our extensive network coverage in Malaysia will enhance the choice of travel destinations to Visit Malaysia for customers in both the business and leisure segments.
Malindo Air Passengers Can Connect to 100+ Destinations in Qatar Airways’ Network Now
Malindo Air revealed that passengers traveling from Kota Kinabalu, Penang, Johor Bahru, Kuching and Langkawi can now book interline itineraries for sectors covered by Qatar Airway’s 3-daily service from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and thus connect to over 100 destinations in QR’s network.
CEO of Qatar Airways Group Akbar Al Baker said partnering with Malindo Air will allow the flag carrier of Qatar to expend its regional footprint and boost passenger growth for its Malaysia service and the ASEAN region.
Mr Al Baker said:
We take pride in being a global connector and now with the Malindo Air interline agreement, Malindo Air passengers will find it easier to travel to new leisure and business destinations in Qatar Airway’s expansive network whilst enjoying the high quality service we are known for.
Many of Malindo Air’s regional destinations are now also within easy reach of Qatar Airways’ passengers, providing greater ease of travel for passengers traveling to and from cities where we previously did not serve.