Travellers can look forward to closer cooperation between Singapore Airlines & Malaysia Airlines on the back of a recently signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The two airline groups will explore a wide-ranging strategic partnership to build on their existing codeshare agreement that covers flights between Singapore and Malaysia. As such, we hope for a significant expansion of codeshare flights beyond Singapore-Malaysia routes and enhancements on their frequent flyer programmes.
While currently short on additional details, other areas of potential co-operation include cargo, maintenance, repair and overhaul services. These would be subject to obtaining the necessary regulatory approvals.
SIA & MAB Groups
The soon to be finalised formal agreement will include SIA subsidiaries SilkAir and Scoot and MAB sister airline Firefly.
SIA CEO, Goh Choon Phong noted that the airline is proud to announce the MOU to extend co-operation. He sees benefits for travellers in increased global connectivity as well as customer services.
SIA and MAB operate in a region with a rapidly growing air travel market, presenting significant growth opportunities for both carriers. Both airlines have extensive operations within ASEAN, as well as large networks that cover many other parts of the world. Goh Choon Phong
In reply, Malaysia Airlines’ Group CEO, Captain Izham Ismail, looked forward to building on the two airline’s close relationship. This can extend across many areas of both airlines’ ecosystems.
Malaysia Airlines has always historically had strong commercial and cultural links with Singapore Airlines. ……….The agreement will also, for the first time, involve all five airlines in total including subsidiaries Firefly, SilkAir and Scoot. Via this partnership, we look forward to adding more value to the customer proposition. Captain Izham.
We will continue to monitor developments which will be helpful to travellers. For bookings and more information, both SIA and MAB will be making on-going announcements via their websites and social media.