Qatar Airways has teamed up with Malaysian-based airline Malindo Air in offering passengers seamless travel and greater connectivity when travelling between Southeast Asia and more than 100 destinations in Qatar Airways network.
Qatar News Agency (QNA) reports that the enhanced connectivity is coupled with the convenience of a single reservation across both airlines networks thanks to a new bilateral interline agreement that took effect on July 8.
The partnership allows Qatar Airways passengers to tap into Malindo Air’s growing short-haul regional network that currently serves 40 cities in 12 countries, including 13 major airports in Malaysia.
Malindo Air passengers travelling from cities such as Langkawi, Penang, Kota Kinabalu, Johor Bahru and Kuching can also easily book interline itineraries using one of Qatar Airways thrice-daily flights departing from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, and seamlessly connecting to more than 100 onwards destinations within the Qatar Airways global network.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker said that by partnering with carriers such as Malindo Air, Qatar Airways is able to expand its regional footprint and continue to drive passenger growth on Malaysia route and within the ASEAN region.
He expressed pride for being a global connector and with the Malindo Air interlines agreement, Malindo Air passengers will find it easier travelling to Qatar Airways expansive network whilst enjoying high quality service.
He added that many of Malindo Airs regional destinations are now also within easy reach of Qatar Airways passengers, providing greater ease of travel and connectivity for passengers travelling to these cities.
Meanwhile, Malindo Air Chief Executive Officer Chandran Rama Muthy expressed pleasure to partner with Qatar Airways, one of the world’s best airlines, renowned for its aviation excellence and on board hospitality, saying that the agreement will further enhance Malindo Airs reach beyond Kuala Lumpur International Airport to all destinations served by Qatar Airways.
He noted that Malindo Air is now able to bring passengers further than ever before, with onward flights connecting passengers to more than 100 global destinations through Qatar Airways state-of-the-art hub, Hamad International Airport in Doha.
Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, is one of the fastest growing airlines operating one of the youngest fleets in the world. Now in its 19th year of operations, Qatar Airways has a modern fleet of 189 aircraft flying to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations across six continents.