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Emirates and Batik Air strengthen their partnership

Emirates and Batik Air strengthen their partnership

Today, Emirates and Batik Air Malaysia announced a codeshare agreement that would give Emirates customers access to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) for flights to five domestic Malaysian cities and three regional South East Asia destinations operated by Batik Air.

YB Tuan Anthony Loke, Malaysia’s Minister of Transport, attended the ceremony and praised the strategic alliance between Emirates and Batik Air, highlighting the many benefits it provides to travelers globally.

“We are happy about the collaboration, as it could enhance Malaysia’s position as a leading entry point into the area. We anticipate more traffic at KLIA, particularly to help with connectivity to other locations.

Orhan Abbas, Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations (Far East), Emirates, and Datuk Chandran Rama Muthy, Group Strategic Director, Batik Air, introduced the improved cooperation. Saeed Mubarak, Emirates’ Country Manager for Malaysia, and Anand Lakshminarayanan, Senior Vice President of Revenue Optimization and Airline Partnerships, were also present at the inauguration ceremony. As per the agreement, Batik Air operates flights to Penang, Kuching, Kota Kinabalu, Langkawi, Johor Bahru, Denpasar, Jakarta, and Singapore. Emirates will place its code on these flights, providing customers with a convenient baggage policy and a seamless travel experience as they connect to new destinations using a single ticket.

Customers of Emirates will also be able to make a layover in Kuala Lumpur prior to continuing on to their ultimate destinations. Through Kuala Lumpur, the airline will also have access to eight more destinations served by Batik Air for interline transfers.

Regarding this collaboration, Orhan Abbas said, “We’re happy to offer our customers more options and increased connectivity to new and exciting destinations. Malaysia is an important market in our Far East network.” By means of this collaboration, we will extend the reach of our network to over 1,490 cities globally. We are eager to collaborate closely with our partner Batik Air to provide travelers with even more options and easy travel experiences.

In addition to enhancing Batik Air’s network connectivity, this project gives Emirates travelers the chance to discover fascinating new locations in Malaysia and South East Asia, according to Datuk Chandran Rama Muthy, Group Strategic Director of Batik Air.

We are pleased to be a part of this strategic partnership, which will allow us to reach new markets and provide our esteemed customers with more convenience and flexibility. This alliance demonstrates our dedication to quality, and we are excited to welcome tourists from all around the world to enjoy the special fusion of services provided by Emirates and Batik Air.

Since 1996, Emirates has been providing customers with top-notch goods and services on 21 weekly flights to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, employing a combination of Boeing 777 and Airbus A380 aircraft. As of right now, the airline has 118 interline, 30 codeshare, and 11 intermodal partners. Its long-standing relationship with the Jakarta-based Lion Air Group and its subsidiaries Batik Air Indonesia and Batik Air Malaysia is one of these partnerships.

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Source- Travel daily


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