Emirates and Batik Air Malaysia have revealed a codeshare agreement that will provide Emirates customers access to five domestic Malaysian cities and three regional Southeast Asian destinations via Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). This collaboration marks a significant move in the travel industry, designed to enhance connectivity for travelers worldwide.
Malaysia’s Minister of Transport, YB Tuan Anthony Loke, expressed his appreciation for this partnership, emphasizing its potential to strengthen Malaysia’s role as a gateway to the region. He hopes to see an increase in traffic at KLIA, particularly to facilitate connectivity to regional destinations.
The announcement of this enhanced cooperation was made by Orhan Abbas, Emirates’ Senior Vice President of Commercial Operations (Far East), and Datuk Chandran Rama Muthy, Group Strategic Director of Batik Air. This marks the first time collaboration between Emirates and Batik Air. The agreement will enable Emirates to place its code on Batik Air-operated flights to several cities, offering passengers a seamless travel experience and convenient baggage policies.
Furthermore, Emirates customers will have the option to make stopovers in Kuala Lumpur before reaching their final destinations. The partnership also grants access to eight additional destinations operated by Batik Air via Kuala Lumpur for interline transfers.
Orhan Abbas commented on the partnership, emphasizing Malaysia’s significance in the Emirates’ Far East network and the increased connectivity it offers to passengers.
Group Strategic Director of Batik Air, Datuk Chandran Rama Muthy, highlighted that this collaboration enhances network connectivity for Batik Air while offering Emirates travelers the chance to explore new destinations in Malaysia and Southeast Asia.
Emirates has been serving Malaysia since 1996, currently operating 21 weekly flights to Kuala Lumpur, delivering world-class products and services. This initiative marks an important development in expanding travel options in Southeast Asia, presenting opportunities for passengers to explore new destinations across the region.
Tickets for this expanded partnership can be booked on their respective websites and through various travel agencies for travel starting from November 1, 2023.
Emirates operates one of the world’s largest fleets of wide-body Boeing 777 and Airbus A380 aircraft, offering spacious cabins and renowned inflight features. With a global hub in Dubai, the airline serves customers across six continents and has earned recognition for its top-notch services and dedication to delivering a world-class travel experience.
About Batik Air:
Batik Air is a dynamic airline based in Malaysia with its hub at KLIA T1. The airline covers a wide range of regions, including Australia and New Zealand, China, North Asia, ASEAN, the Indian subcontinent, and the Middle East. With a fleet of 36 aircraft, Batik Air manages 800 weekly departures to 54 destinations across 19 countries. The airline is a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and holds the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certification. Batik Air is part of the Lion Air Group, which also includes Batik Air Indonesia, Super Air Jet, Lion Air, Wings Air, and Thai Lion Air.
This partnership aims to provide more travel options and convenience for passengers looking to explore Malaysia and the broader Southeast Asian region.