DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways has teamed up with Malaysian-based airline Malindo Air to offer passengers seamless travel and greater connectivity when travelling between Southeast Asia and more than 100 destinations in Qatar Airways’ network. The enhanced connectivity is coupled with the convenience of a single reservation across both airlines’ networks – thanks to a new bilateral interline agreement that took effect on 8 July 2016.
The partnership allows Qatar Airways passengers to tap into Malindo Air’s growing short-haul regional network that currently serves 40 cities in 12 countries, including 13 major airports in Malaysia.
Malindo Air passengers travelling from cities such as Langkawi, Penang, Kota Kinabalu, Johor Bahru and Kuching can also easily book interline itineraries using one of Qatar Airways’ thrice-daily flights departing from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, and seamlessly connecting to more than 100 onwards destinations within the Qatar Airways global network.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “By partnering with carriers such as Malindo Air, Qatar Airways is able to expand its regional footprint and continue to drive passenger growth on our Malaysia route and within the ASEAN region. We take pride in being a global connector and with the Malindo Air interline agreement, Malindo Air passengers will find it easier to travel to new leisure and business destinations in Qatar Airways’ 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 travelling to these cities.”
Malindo Air Chief Executive Officer, Chandran Rama Muthy, added: “We are delighted to partner Qatar Airways, one of the world’s best airlines, renowned for its aviation excellence and on board hospitality. The agreement will further enhance Malindo Air’s reach beyond Kuala Lumpur International Airport 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.”
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About Qatar Airways:
Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, is one of the fastest growing airlines operating one of the youngest fleets in the world. Now in its 19th year of operations, Qatar Airways has a modern fleet of 189 aircraft flying to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations across six continents.
A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was awarded World's Best Business Class; Best Business Class Airline Lounge and Best Airline Staff Service in the Middle East at the prestigious 2016 World Airline Awards managed by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax.
Qatar Airways is a member of the oneworld global alliance. The award-winning alliance was named the World’s Best Airline Alliance 2015 by Skytrax for the third year running. Qatar Airways was the first Gulf carrier to join global airline alliance, oneworld, enabling its passengers to benefit from more than 1,000 airports in more than 150 countries, with 14,250 daily departures.
Oryx One, Qatar Airways’ inflight entertainment system offers passengers up to 3,000 entertainment options from the latest blockbuster movies, TV box sets, music, games and much more. Passengers flying on Qatar Airways flights served by its B787, A350, A380, A319 as well as select A320 and A330 aircraft can also stay in touch with their friends and family around the world by using the award-winning airline’s on-board Wi-Fi and GSM service.
Qatar Airways is one of the world’s leaders in sponsoring global sporting events, including the strategic team sponsorships of FC Barcelona and Al-Ahli Saudi Arabia FC. Qatar Airways’ strategy reflects the values of sports as a means of bringing people together, something at the core of the airline’s own brand message - Going Places Together.
Qatar Airways Cargo, the world’s third largest cargo carrier, serves more than 50 exclusive freighter destinations worldwide via its Doha hub and also delivers freight to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations globally on 189 aircraft. The Qatar Airways Cargo fleet now includes eight Airbus 330Fs, 10 Boeing 777 freighters and two Boeing 747 freighters.
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About Malindo Air
Malindo Air is a Malaysian airline with main hubs at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and the convenient KL downtown city airport Subang Skypark in Selangor, Malaysia. The airline took to the skies in March 2013 with domestic flights and has since grown to operate routes to all major airports in Malaysia and across regional destinations in Indonesia, Thailand, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Singapore, China, Australia, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Pakistan. The fleet itself has grown leaps and bounds to 13 ATR72-600 and 20 Boeing 737NG as of May 2016.
Today, the airline operates over 800 flights weekly across a continuously growing network of about 40 routes in the region. More recently, the airline won Airline of the Year (Passenger) at the KLIA Awards 2014 and Top Performing Airline 2015 by Travelport.