[photopress:air_china_southern.jpg,full,alignright]A code share pact means that you effectively double the number of places you fly to without increasing your fleet of aircraft. However, it can be a two edged sword as the two players in the code-share need to be nearly equal in terms of passenger service, on time performance and safety.
China Southern Airlines has announced a new code share pact with Malaysia Airline System(MAS).
In making the announcement, China Southern Airlines’ Chairman Liu Shaoyong said, ‘Starting from 27 November 2007, customers of China Southern Airlines and Malaysia Airlines have been enjoying 35 weekly flights between Kuala Lumpur and Guangzhou, Shanghai and Beijing. These seamless connections between the two parties air network enable China Southern Airlines’ customers flying into Kuala Lumpur to connect to all domestic points served by Malaysia Airlines.
[photopress:air_MAS.jpg,full,alignleft]At the same time, Malaysia Airlines’ customers can travel on China Southern flights to more than 90 destinations in China from Guangzhou and 38 from Beijing.
‘This close cooperation has opened new opportunities in the code-share arrangement between China and Malaysia. We firmly believe that such a strategic partnership will offer travelers more choices and seamless destinations served by the two airlines.’
China Southern Airlines operates a fleet of 330 Airbus and Boeing jet aircraft. In 2007, China Southern Airlines transported nearly 57 million passengers, ranked at ninth position worldwide. There are illustrations of hostesses from both airlines to show it is a fair meeting of equals.
Source: Welt Online