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British Airways launches a codeshare flight deal with Malaysia Airlines

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British Airways has announced a new codeshare deal with its oneworld partner, Malaysia Airlines.

It does NOT include the Malaysia Airlines flights between London and Kuala Lumpur.  It does, however, include:

  • Malaysia – Alor Setar, Kota Kinabalu, Johor Bahru, Kuching, Kuantan, Labuan, Langkawi, Miri, Penang, Sibu, Kuala Terengganu, Sandakan, Kota Bharu, Bintulu
  • Australia – Adelaide, Melbourne, Perth
  • New Zealand – Auckland
  • Indonesia – Denpasar-Bali, Jakarta, Surabaya
  • Vietnam – Ho Chi Minh City
  • Cambodia – Phnom Penh

W Kuala Lumpur

This means that you can book a ticket on ba.com to any of the destinations above, flying British Airways to Kuala Lumpur and then connecting to a Malaysia Airlines flight which will carry a BA flight number.

You will also earn Avios and tier points for the connection, although this is nothing new as Malaysia Airlines is a oneworld airline anyway.  You may earn more Avios than before depending on any BA status you may hold and which ticket type you have (cheaper economy and business tickets will earn a little more than before).

For clarity, you cannot book these flights with a BA flight number on their own. They will only show in conjunction with the BA flight to or from Kuala Lumpur.

This is a reciprocal deal, with Malaysia Airlines adding its flight code to BA services to Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester and Newcastle via London Heathrow.  Subject to regulatory approval, Malaysia Airlines will also be codesharing with BA on Barcelona, Berlin, Copenhagen, Vienna, Brussels, Geneva, Hamburg, Lyon, Toulouse, Paris and Zurich.


How to earn Avios from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (February 2024)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.

You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

Get 25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £20,000 Read our full review

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £12,000 Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points. These points convert at 1:1 into Avios.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

40,000 bonus points and a huge range of valuable benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Run your own business?

We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,500 Avios.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

Get a 10,000 points bonus plus an extra 500 points for our readers Read our full review

You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.

American Express Business Platinum

Crazy 120,000 points bonus (to 9th April) and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

Huge 60,000 points sign-up bonus (until 9th April) and free for a year Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

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