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Malaysia Airlines Streamlines Cabin Baggage Allowance in Anticipation for oneworld® Alliance

Subang, 14 May 2012 – In preparation for Malaysia Airlines' entry into the oneworld® alliance, the national carrier has streamlined its cabin baggage rules for all its domestic and international flights.

Guests travelling in Economy Class of Malaysia's national carrier will now be allowed one piece cabin baggage up to a maximum 7kg instead of 5kg. Guests in First and Business Class have an allowance of two pieces of cabin baggage with a maximum weight of 7kg each. Each cabin bag must not exceed 56 cm height, 36 cm length and 23 cm width.

This new guideline is applicable for all air travel on or after 15th May 2012 and will be implemented across the airline's extensive global network.

Apart from the streamlined cabin baggage allowance, each guest can bring onboard either a notebook/laptop or briefcase or a binocular bag. In addition, guests can also bring a small handbag and a walking stick. Those travelling with infants (below 24 months old), may also bring one bag containing baby food and nappies weighing up to 5kg, a carry cot and a fully collapsible baby stroller.

All cabin baggage must conform to local laws and security measures applied at the respective airports. Malaysia Airlines' regular rates will be applied to cabin baggage in excess of these new allowances.

Malaysia Airlines is on schedule to join the oneworld® alliance by the end of this year. As it prepares for its alliance membership, the airline has developed bilateral links on code-shares with oneworld® partners, the latest being Cathay Pacific and Royal Jordanian. It has also added its network to the Global Explorer; the round-the-world fare offered by all members of the alliance and selected other airlines.

When it becomes part of oneworld®, Malaysia Airlines' customers will gain access to the alliance's truly global network.  It will expand oneworld's global coverage to almost 950 destinations in 150 countries, served by a combined fleet of more than 2,600 aircraft operating some 10,000 flights a day and carrying 358 million passengers a year.

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