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Malaysia Airlines Enhances Cabin Baggage Allowance Effective 1 July 2013

Subang, 29 June 2013: Malaysia Airlines will be enhancing its cabin baggage rules for all its domestic and international flights.

Malaysia Airlines Director of Customer Services, Dato’ Mohd Salleh Ahmad Tabrani said, “We first announced this policy on 15 May 2012 prior to joining oneworld alliance. Now with our enhanced network, we would like to reiterate to our new customers that we have this policy in place for them to enjoy some of the benefits flying with Malaysia Airlines.”.

“We are consistently delivering premium quality products and services at all customer touch points. Our passengers can now travel at ease with this policy in place,” added Dato’ Mohd Salleh.

Guests travelling in Economy Class of the 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 baggage should have a maximum height of 56 cm, length of 36 cm and width of 23 cm.

This guideline is applicable for all air travel and will be strictly implemented across the airline's extensive global network effective 1 July 2013.

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 one 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 allowances.