Malaysia Airlines are very happy to now be able to offer six UK and Ireland destinations on their website. Dublin, Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Belfast and Aberdeen can now all be booked via the carrier’s website instead of having to use an agent. The routes have been operating for a while now, but it is a code share with BMI.
There are currently two flights a day from Kuala Lumpur to London and vice versa, one in the morning and one late at night. Once arriving in London BMI will offer the connecting flights to any of the cities on the list. They fly to Manchester 17 times each week, Edinburgh 19 times, Belfast 20 times, Dublin 21 times, Aberdeen 24 times and Glasgow 27 times, making the connections easy to manage.
This is the first time the connecting flights have been offered direct on Malaysia Airlines website and they expect the new offers to land them around $3 million each year with the partnership together with BMI. The airline hopes to secure more of the same with their other partners across Europe. They also have a code share with KLM, the Dutch carrier, and hope to be able to offer onward journeys when people fly into the Netherlands from Malaysia.
Code shares are seemingly a very popular way of airlines offering flights all over the world. It is usually a great pull for passengers who only have to check their bags in once when travelling on two or more planes.