Malaysia Airlines Expands Reach of MHplus with Global Rollout

Civil Aviation
Ahmad Luqman Mohd Azmi, Chief Executive Officer of Airlines from Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG)

New Delhi. Malaysia Airlines has announced the global rollout of its New Distribution Capability (NDC) platform, MHplus, providing enhanced communication capabilities and closer cooperation between the airline and its trade partners in key markets. Effective January 23, 2024, MHplus will be available in six countries including Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Australia, Singapore, and the United Kingdom.

With the commencement of the global rollout, a substantial portion of the existing content will be made exclusively available to travel retailers and Travel Management Corporations (TMCs) utilising MHplus, ensuring a streamlined transmission process across the travel industry distribution chain.​  In addition, agents who sign up with MHplus will also enjoy perks including access to all distribution content, enhanced offerings such as 10kg free baggage allowance with the airline’s ‘Lite Fare’, highly completive fares, eligible commissions for ancillary products and more.

Ahmad Luqman Mohd Azmi, Chief Executive Officer of Airlines from Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG), said, “Since the inception of MHplus, our pilot partners have enjoyed unrestricted access to all available distribution channel content through modern retailing channels available on MHplus. This has not only empowered them with personalised, tailor-made offerings but also ensured a seamless booking experience for all those involved. We are excited to expand the reach and capability of MHplus, ensuring equal opportunities to our valued partners across our key markets.”

NDC is a travel industry-supported programme by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) which enables airlines to modernise how they retail products to travel agents and travellers. Through curated services and enhanced product offerings, it aims to elevate the overall customer experience.

Malaysia Airlines is the national carrier of Malaysia, offering the best way to fly to, from and around Malaysia through its premium and full-service offerings. The airline is part of the Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG), a global aviation organisation that comprises different aviation business and lifestyle travel solution portfolios aimed at serving global air travel needs.

The airline is committed to facilitating safe and seamless travels by placing safety and hygiene as the anchor across all end-to-end consumer touchpoints in line with its MHFlySafe initiative. Via its alliance with oneworld®, Malaysia Airlines offers superior connectivity to more than 900 destinations in 170 territories across the globe. In India, the airline currently operates 69 weekly flights to nine destinations, comprising New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Amritsar, Trivandrum and Ahmedabad.