Finnair’s partner Malaysia Airlines becomes a full member of the oneworld alliance on Feb 1 following their code-share agreement that began in November last year.
The 125 million members of the oneworld airlines’ frequent flyer programs, including Finnair Plus, can earn and redeem awards and tier status points and receive all other oneworld benefits on Malaysia Airlines.
Also, as a celebration to the new recruit, members of Finnair Plus and other oneworld loyalty programs will receive double the normal mileage awards when flying on Malaysia Airlines between February 15 and April 15, on tickets bought from February to April 15, 2013.
Since last November, Finnair has maintained a bilateral codeshare agreement with Malaysia Airlines on select flights between Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok, Hong Kong and Singapore, and on select flights between Finnair’s Helsinki hub and Amsterdam, London, Paris and Frankfurt. The codeshares enable passengers to book itineraries to Malaysia on a single Finnair ticket, and vice versa for Malaysia Airlines customers flying to Finland.
Malaysia Airlines’ addition expands oneworld’s global coverage to 842 destinations in 156 countries, served by some 9,000 departures a day operated by a combined fleet of some 2,500 aircraft.