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Oman Air inks codeshare deal with Malaysia Airlines

Deal allows Omani passengers to book connecting flights to six new destinations.

Oman Air inks codeshare deal with Malaysia Airlines
NEW DEAL: Oman Air chief said the deal was about expanding business. (Getty Images)

Oman Air and Malaysia Airlines have signed a codeshare agreement, the Associated Press reports on Wednesday.

The deal allows passengers on the Omani carrier to book connecting flights on Malaysian Airlines to six new destinations including Singapore, Hong Kong, and Langkawi.

Azmil Zahruddin, the Malaysian Airlines CEO, told the news agency the agreement would allow his passengers to fly direct from Kuala Lumpur to Muscat and book connecting flights to Amman and Kuwait City.

He said the deal would boost the carrier’s revenue by more than 26 million ringgit ($8m) a year.

Oman Air chief executive Peter Hill told AP: "Expanding the business is the name of the game. We are in this for commercial sustainability.”

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