Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) has announced that it has entered into a partnership with Universal Charter Sdn Bhd to provide scheduled air charter services between Kota Kinabalu to sectors in China beyond the airline’s network.
Commencing from 15 December 2015 until 31 March 2016, the agreement will see 180 charter flights being operated from Tianjin, Nanning and Chengdu to Kota Kinabalu, connecting Chinese tourists to Malaysia.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed to establish the service-user business arrangements.
The MOU was signed by Proteek Sengupta, Head of Strategy and Planning MAB and Dato’ Rashid Khan, Chairman Universal Charter and witnessed by Yazid Mohamed, Manager Charter MAB and Tan Han Soon, CEO Universal Charter.
Representatives from Malaysia Tourism Promotion Berhad were also present at the signing.
Proteek Sengupta said “We are excited to begin a partnership with Universal Charters which will enable Malaysia Airlines to strengthen its presence in China. This makes good business sense as we will be able to operate and build presence in one of the biggest tourism markets in the world.”
“The collaboration will provide a seamless travel solution with the best travelling experience to our customers. Utilising our B737-800 for this service, passengers will experience better overall in-flight comfort,” he added.