A newly announced codeshare agreement between Malaysia Airlines and China Southern Airlines offers seamless China/Malaysia travel. The partnership will offer travellers seamless connections and enhanced travel options beginning 6 July 2023.
What’s on offer?
Not only will travellers enjoy convenient flight frequencies for travel between the airlines’ main hubs in KLIA Terminal 1 (KUL) and Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN), the codeshare agreement for seamless China/Malaysia travel offers enhanced connectivity and flexibility for passengers of both airlines. Travellers booking through either airline will see the respective flight codes, “MH” for Malaysia Airlines and “CZ” for China Southern Airlines on these routes. As major hubs, travellers can easily connect to other internal or onward services at both ends.
The two carriers will have opportunities to expand and leverage on each other’s core network, to explore more cooperation possibilities and expand the depth and breadth of cooperation. The collaboration will significantly boost Malaysia Airlines’ presence in China, a key destination in Malaysia Airlines’ network. This was noted by Ahmad Luqman Mohd Azmi, Airlines CEO for Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG), who adds:
…. Since April 2023, we have resumed all our services to China, including to Guangzhou, Xiamen, Beijing and Shanghai, and we look forward to growing our presence, including within Domestic China, by expanding our codeshare partnership with CZ and extending our signature Malaysian Hospitality service to their passengers.
His comments were echoed by Zhang Dongsheng, Deputy Director General of the General Steering Committee & Marketing Senior VP of China Southern Airlines.
…. Under the framework of the “Belt and Road”, China Southern Airlines will continue to use its network advantages, explore new opportunities, deepen new cooperation, adhere to the implementation of customer-centric, and help high-quality development.
He also sees the codeshare cooperation with Malaysia Airlines on the Guangzhou-Kuala Lumpur route as a beneficial exploration, with both sides further expanding the scope of cooperation to Beijing Daxing – Kuala Lumpur and other China-Malaysia routes. These will continue to bring more products and better services to business travellers, Chinese travellers visiting relatives, and tourists and leisure guests in the Chinese and Malaysian markets.
Malaysia Airlines currently operates three weekly times flights between Kuala Lumpur (KUL) and Guangzhou (CAN), using the A330-200 aircraft. You’ll have a choice of 19 Business Class seats, 42 Economy Class seats with extra legroom, and 226 Economy Class seats.
China Southern Airlines current daily services from CAN to KUL 21 times weekly use a mix of their A320 and B787-9 aircraft. The A320 is equipped with eight Business Class seats and 144 Economy Class seats, while the B787-9 offers travellers 28 Business Class seats with the balance, Economy Class seats.
Schedule between Kuala Lumpur and Guangzhou
|Route||Flight No||Departure||Arrival||Days of Service|
|KUL – CAN||MH376||09:00 (9am)||13:10 (1.10pm)||Monday, Thursday, Saturday|
|CAN – KUL||MH377||14:35 (2.35pm)||18:40 (6.40pm)|
|CAN – KUL||CZ349||08:25 (8.25am)||12:00 (12 pm)||Daily|
|CZ3047||11:55 (11.55am)||16:30 (4.30pm)|
|CZ365||17:25 (5.25pm)||20:55 (8.55pm)|
|KUL – CAN||CZ350||13:00 (1pm)||18:00 (6pm)||Daily|
|CZ3048||17:30 (5.30pm)||21:45 (9.45pm)|
|CZ366||08:55 (8.55am)||12:55 (12.55pm)|
How to book?
Both airlines will offer all available flights. You can book through the official Malaysia Airlines website for more information and to book your flights. If you a member of Enrich, Malaysia Airlines’ travel and lifestyle loyalty programme sign in , or sign up to earn Enrich Points and take advantage of member-only privileges. Download the Malaysia Airlines app for more promotions.
Visit the official China Southern Airlines website for more information and to book your flights. This website has a cool feature for those who’d like larger font size – click on the ‘Senior Edition’ to use it. Enrol in the China Southern Airlines Frequent Flyer Programme, Sky Pearl Club, to begin earning FFP Mileages and take advantage of member-only privileges. Download the China Southern Airlines app to enjoy the latest promotions.