Emirates and Batik Air Malaysia have today signed a codeshare agreement that will allow Emirates’ customers seamless access to five Malaysian destinations and three regional points in Southeast Asia service by Batik Air via Kuala Lumpur.
On Monday (October 23, 2023), Emirates announced the signing of a new codeshare agreement with Batik Air Malaysia. Under the agreement, Emirates’ customers will enjoy seamless one-stop connectivity via Kuala Lumpur International Airport to five domestic cities in Malaysia and three Southeast Asia points served by Batik Air. Emirates’ guests will also have the option to stopover in Kuala Lumpur before proceeding to their final destination with Batik Air. Additionally, the agreement includes access to eight additional points in Batik Air’s network via interline transfers.
In Monday’s announcement, Emirates’ SVP – Commercial Operations, Far East, Orhan Abbas, said,
“Malaysia is an important market in our Far East network, and we’re pleased to offer increased connectivity and more options for our customers to new and exciting destinations. Through this partnership, we’ll further expand our network reach to more than 1,490 cities worldwide. We look forward to working closely with our partner Batik Air on offering even better choices and more convenient experiences for travellers.”
Also commenting on the new codeshare cooperation agreement, Batik Air Group’s Strategic Director, Datuk Chandran Rama Muthy, added,
“We are proud to be part of this strategic alliance, further expanding our footprint and offering flexibility and convenience to our valued passengers. This partnership underscores our commitment to excellence, and we look forward to welcoming travellers from around the world to experience the unique blend of Emirates' and Batik Air's services.”
Emirates has served Malaysia since 1996 and currently operates 21 weekly flights to Kuala Lumpur with a mix of Boeing 777s and Airbus A380s. The carrier has 30 codeshare, 11 intermodal, and 118 interline partners, including a long-term partnership with Lion Air Group and their subsidiaries Batik Air and Batik Air Malaysia.
Malaysia-based Batik Air offers service across Australia, New Zealand, China, North Asia, ASEAN, Indian subcontinent and the Middle East. The carrier operates a fleet of 26 aircraft, including two Airbus A330-300s, 26 Boeing 737-8 MAX and 737-800NGs and eight ATR 72-600 regional turboprop aircraft, serving 54 destinations in 19 countries.