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SAA Signs Code-share With Malaysia Airlines  
User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Posted (7 years 8 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4223 times:

SAA Signs Code-share with Malaysia Airlines

Johannesburg. 29 March 2007. South African Airways (SAA) and Malaysia Airlines and today signed a code-share agreement enabling SAA’s customers to travel on flights operated by Malaysia Airlines.

Subject to obtaining all relevant government and regulatory approvals, as of 1 June 2007, SAA’s customers will have access to three direct weekly Malaysia Airline’s flights between Johannesburg and Kuala Lumpur.

The partnership between the two carriers will enable Malaysia Airline’s customers to easily connect from Johannesburg to other South African points such as Durban, Port Elizabeth and East London.

Malaysia Airline’s customers will also have access to regional African destinations including Victoria Falls and Harare in Zimbabwe, Maputo in Mozambique, Maseru in Lesotho, Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, Windhoek in Namibia and Gaborone, Botswana.

In turn, SAA’s travellers will be able to connect onto Malaysia Airline’s flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu, Penang, Langkawi in Malaysia, and to cities in the ASEAN region including, Jakarta, Denpasar, Manila, Bangkok and Phuket.

“One of our objectives is to expand our route network in order to provide our customers with more travel options through our own network as well as through partnerships formed with internationally recognised airlines.

“Our relationship with Malaysian Airlines will bring many benefits to our customers in providing them with a new host of travel choices,” says Khaya Ngqula, SAA CEO.

Malaysia Airlines Managing Director/ CEO, Idris Jala says, “We are delighted to ink this partnership with SAA. This will boost our hub and spoke network, and enable us to strengthen our presence in the African market.

“Customers of our two airlines will benefit from this partnership as they will be able to connect to more destinations in Africa, Malaysia and ASEAN. This is very timely as we are very focused on bringing more travellers to Malaysia in conjunction with Visit Malaysia 2007”.

Issued by:
Malaysia Airlines & South African Airways

[Edited 2007-03-29 17:01:19]


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User currently offlineHB-IWC From Indonesia, joined Sep 2000, 4514 posts, RR: 72
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4221 times:

Strangely enough, no word on the MH-operated EZE rotation. It was strongly suggested that MH was about to give up flights to EZE in favor of a codeshare agreement with SAA via JNB. That is apparently not the case and it seems that MH's exotic twice weekly KUL JNB CPT EZE rotation will continue to exist.

User currently offlineAF022 From France, joined Dec 2003, 2170 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4193 times:

Quoting HB-IWC (Reply 1):
exotic twice weekly KUL JNB CPT EZE

Exotic? Ha ha. I would guess "money-losing".


User currently offline9252fly From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 1402 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4124 times:

Typical press releases tend to dwell on the positive and leave the not so good news for another press release. I doubt SA would have signed this code-share deal unless MH wanted out of the EZE market but needed to a way to spin it into a good news story. It would make no sense for SA to start EZE and compete against MH at the same time signing a code-share agreement with no reference to EZE. SA recently signed a code-share agreement with SQ which makes this agreement very interesting as SQ is a Star Alliance member and MH is non-aligned. I would have thought that we would have seen a code-share agreement TG before this one as they are also in the Star Alliance group.

User currently offlineOdie From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1641 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4077 times:

Quoting HB-IWC (Reply 1):
Strangely enough, no word on the MH-operated EZE rotation. It was strongly suggested that MH was about to give up flights to EZE in favor of a codeshare agreement with SAA via JNB. That is apparently not the case and it seems that MH's exotic twice weekly KUL JNB CPT EZE rotation will continue to exist.

SAA's schedules to EZE mirrors that of MH and it will be foolish if MH does not ax EZE in favor of a code-share with SAA. I wouldn't be surprised if the JNB-EZE code-share is announced at a later date. Strangely enough, MH's CEO recently mentioned that frequencies to non-trunk routes to North America, South America, and South Africa will remain unchanged. Who knows what the CEO is up to nowadays...


User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 4044 times:

Quoting 9252fly (Reply 3):
It would make no sense for SA to start EZE and compete against MH at the same time signing a code-share agreement with no reference to EZE.



Quoting Odie (Reply 4):
SAA's schedules to EZE mirrors that of MH and it will be foolish if MH does not ax EZE in favor of a code-share with SAA.

It is still uncertain that SAA will really start JNB-EZE services in the near future. So fare all new route announcements have been put on ice with the exception of MUC and JRO.



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User currently offlineRobbie86 From Sweden, joined May 2006, 541 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3958 times:

Quoting 9252fly (Reply 3):
SA recently signed a code-share agreement with SQ which makes this agreement very interesting as SQ is a Star Alliance member and MH is non-aligned. I would have thought that we would have seen a code-share agreement TG before this one as they are also in the Star Alliance group.

Exactlly my thought as well, isn't this choice a bit of betrayal to Star Alliance?



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User currently offlineJimyvr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 8 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3948 times:

Quoting Robbie86 (Reply 6):

Exactlly my thought as well, isn't this choice a bit of betrayal to Star Alliance?

Especially they can codeshare via BKK and SIN.


User currently offlineOdie From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1641 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3915 times:

It seems like the South African press has reported that SA will place its code on MH's JNB-CPT-EZE flights instead of MH placing its code on SA's service as most of us thought. SA is currently restructuring its network and have indicated that they are not flying to EZE as planned.

User currently offline9252fly From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 1402 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3900 times:

Quoting Odie (Reply 8):
It seems like the South African press has reported that SA will place its code on MH's JNB-CPT-EZE flights instead of MH placing its code on SA's service as most of us thought. SA is currently restructuring its network and have indicated that they are not flying to EZE as planned.

If confirmed that is very interesting! Reports of restructuring at SA must be an understatement,perhaps the South African government has read SA the riot act and will no longer continue to subsidize them unless they clean up their act. SA has now cancelled plans to fly to ORD and now may be adding EZE,though it looks like MUC is still a go. Talk of SA also parking their B744 (4) aircraft is adding more twists and turns in trying to foresee where this is all going.


User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 10, posted (7 years 8 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3761 times:

Quoting 9252fly (Reply 9):
it looks like MUC is still a go

It has been confirmed by SAA that MUC and JRO will continue as planned.



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User currently offlineArgentina From Argentina, joined Aug 2000, 374 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3516 times:

SAA new flights to EZE are not on the reservation systems any more. Still no word on SA marketing on MH JNB-CPT-EZE flights. Let's give this a couple of weeks. IMO, SA will codeshare on MH flights.

User currently offlineMotorHussy From New Zealand, joined Mar 2000, 3284 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3473 times:

What's the point of joining an alliance if you're not going to operate with your partners? I find it weird that SA is not doing this with SQ.

Regards
MH



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User currently offlineJimyvr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3472 times:

Quoting MotorHussy (Reply 12):
I find it weird that SA is not doing this with SQ.

At least they did it for SIN-CPT and SIN-JNB run


User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5359 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3470 times:

Quoting MotorHussy (Reply 12):
What's the point of joining an alliance if you're not going to operate with your partners? I find it weird that SA is not doing this with SQ.

SQ don't fly to EZE.


User currently offlineJoFMO From Germany, joined Jul 2004, 2211 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3387 times:

But from my point of view it makes much more sense for SAA operating to EZE than for MH. Routes like KUL-JNB-CPT-EZE are a relict of the past. MH should codeshare on SAA's JNB-EZE flight and SAA should codeshare with MH to KUL. This way it makes sense.

User currently offlineMotorHussy From New Zealand, joined Mar 2000, 3284 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3358 times:

Quoting ZK-NBT (Reply 14):
SQ don't fly to EZE.

Where does the press release talk about an MH/SA code-share between JNB and EZE?

MH



come visit the south pacific
User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5359 posts, RR: 11
Reply 17, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3233 times:

Quoting MotorHussy (Reply 16):
Where does the press release talk about an MH/SA code-share between JNB and EZE?

Your right it doesn't I thought it did for some reason, though surely this would be logical, otherwise for the JNB-Asia route surely it would be better to go with an SQ codeshare.

Why don't they go via AKL anyway to EZE?


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