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Singapore Airlines and Malaysia Airlines to expand their codeshare ties

Christian Fernsby |
National carriers Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Malaysia Airlines (MAS) signed a preliminary agreement that could see them significantly expand codeshare flights.

Under the terms of the memorandum of understanding, SIA and MAS will explore a "wide-ranging strategic partnership" to build on their existing codeshare agreement, the airlines said.

This could include a significant expansion of codeshare flights beyond Singapore-Malaysia routes, as well as enhancements on the frequent flyer programme front and potential cooperation in cargo and maintenance services.

A formal agreement is expected to be finalised in the coming months. subject to regulatory approvals, and will include SIA subsidiaries SilkAir and Scoot as well as MAS' sister airline Firefly.

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