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Malaysia Airlines resumes codeshare with Myanmar Airways

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Malaysia Airlines and Myanmar Airways International resumes code share agreement that will take effect starting 15 February 2014. Malaysia Airlines and Myanmar Airways International collaborated previously in 2006 via a code share agreement which was suspended in 2010 due to the International Economic Sanction against Myanmar.

MAS-myanmar-CodeshareBooking for the service will be made available on 10 February 2014.

This arrangement would increase the national carrier's access to Yangon, from the current 14 flights weekly to 19 flights weekly. The code share will see Myanmar Airways International services on the Kuala Lumpur-Yangon-Kuala Lumpur carrying the Malaysia Airlines flight code. Apart from that, the agreement also allows Myanmar Airways International to also use the Malaysia Airlines services to Singapore, Langkawi, Bangkok and Penang. Moving forward, Malaysia Airlines will carry the Myanmar Airways flight code on these flights.

The code share flight MH9370 will depart Kuala Lumpur at 2.00pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and arrive at Yangon at 3.00pm local time the same day. Meanwhile, the return service, MH9369 will depart Yangon at 8.55am daily and arrive at Kuala Lumpur at 12.55pm the next day. The Myanmar Airways code for this service is 8M502 and 8M501 respectively. Malaysia Airlines also mounts two other flights daily at 10.00am and at 1.50pm from Kuala Lumpur to Yangon.

Forging partnership with Myanmar Airways International is also one of several measures by Malaysia Airlines in preparation for the ASEAN open skies policy.
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