Malaysia Airlines Joins oneworld Alliance
American and Malaysia Airlines Deepen Alliance Relationship By Signing New
FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 31, 2013
FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 31,2013 /PRNewswire/ --American Airlines, along with
its fellow oneworld^® alliance members, today welcomes Kuala Lumpur-based
Malaysia Airlines into the oneworld alliance, strengthening the alliance's
connectivity between key business cities in Asia and other parts of the world.
Beginning today, American's customers can to earn and redeem American
Airlines AAdvantage^® miles when traveling on Malaysia Airlines, another key
benefit to oneworld membership.
With the addition of Malaysia Airlines, oneworld will significantly expand its
route network and its ability to offer more services and benefits to
customers. Malaysia Airlines, which serves more than 60 destinations in
almost 30 countries, will substantially expand the alliance's network in
rapidly expanding Southeast Asia.
AAdvantage Special Promotion
In celebration of Malaysia Airlines' inauguration into the oneworld alliance,
members of the AAdvantage program can earn double miles every time they fly an
eligible fare on Malaysia Airlines between Feb. 15 and April 15, 2013. To
participate in the AAdvantage double miles promotion, members need to register
prior to travel using promotion code MHDBL. Customers can register and obtain
complete offer terms and conditions at www.AA.com/Offers . Customers who are
not yet AAdvantage members can easily enroll for free at www.AA.com/Enroll .
New Codeshare Agreement
In addition, American and Malaysia Airlines signed an agreement to codeshare
on each other's flights in order to deepen the two airlines' relationship and
provide new growth opportunities for both American and Malaysia Airlines in
Southeast Asia and the United States, respectively. Following government
approvals, the new codeshare agreement will offer customers more seamless
choices by allowing the two airlines to work together to improve flight
schedules and connection times.
"Our extensive codeshare relationship with Malaysia Airways will provide our
customers with easy, premium access when traveling to and from Southeast Asia
and beyond," said Kurt Stache, American's Vice President – Strategic
Alliances. "We are also excited to be welcoming an award-winning airline such
as Malaysia Airlines into the oneworld alliance."
The agreement with Malaysia Airlines will include placing American's code on
nonstop flights between Malaysia's hub in Kuala Lumpur and its Southeast Asia
destinations, as well as flights to the carriers' European gateways such as
Paris and London. Customers can begin booking travel on codeshare flights as
early as Feb. 24, 2013 for travel beginning March 1, 2013.
With the launch of this new codeshare agreement, American will have
partnerships with four of the six Skytrax 5-Star rated airlines including
Cathay Pacific, Hainan Airlines, Malaysia Airlines and Qatar Airways. The
exclusive top-tier Star Ranking by Skytrax is awarded to airlines achieving
the highest quality performance status recognizing the airlines at the
forefront of product and service delivery.
About American Airlines
American Airlines focuses on providing an exceptional travel experience across
the globe, serving more than 260 airports in more than 50 countries and
territories. American's fleet of nearly 900 aircraft fly more than 3,500 daily
flights worldwide from hubs in Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami
and New York. American flies to nearly 100 international locations including
important markets such as London, Madrid, Sao Paulo and Tokyo. With more than
500 new planes scheduled to join the fleet, including continued deliveries of
the Boeing 737 family of aircraft and new additions such as the Boeing
777-300ER and the Airbus A320 family of aircraft, American is building toward
the youngest and most modern fleet among major U.S. carriers. American's
website, AA.com^®, provides customers with easy access to check and book
fares, and personalized news, information and travel offers. American's
AAdvantage^® program, one of the most popular frequent flyer programs in the
world, lets members redeem miles for flights to almost 950 destinations
worldwide, as well as flight upgrades, vacation packages, car rentals, hotel
stays and other retail products. The airline also offers nearly 40 Admirals
Club^® locations worldwide providing comfort, convenience, and an environment
with a full range of services making it easy for customers to stay productive
without interruption. American is a founding member of the oneworld^®
alliance, which brings together some of the best and biggest airlines in the
world, including global brands like British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Iberia
Airlines, Japan Airlines, LAN and Qantas. Together, its members serve more
than 900 destinations with more than 9,000 daily flights to 150 countries and
territories. Connect with American on Twitter @AmericanAir or
Facebook.com/AmericanAirlines. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle
Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AMR Corporation common
stock trades under the symbol "AAMRQ" on the OTCQB marketplace, operated by
OTC Markets Group.
SOURCE American Airlines
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