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Malaysia Airlines welcomes the Lunar New Year with its annual festive video


KLIA, 7 February 2018: In the spirit of Chinese New Year, Malaysia Airlines today released its much anticipated lunar New Year video, highlighting the values of Malaysian Hospitality.

Entitled “Tradition is at the heart of Malaysian Hospitality”, the 2-minute video exhibits values like love, care, compassion and warmth which constitutes a truly Malaysian experience.

The video shows a family preparing for the New Year where a grandmother explains cultural traditions to her grandchild. These traditions, passed down from one generation to another, lies at the very heart of Malaysia Airlines.

Malaysia Airlines’ Group Chief Executive Officer, Izham Ismail said “Chinese New Year is a time of joyous festivities and celebration. As Malaysians, we celebrate the diversity of our people and this is reflected in our values as a nation. These shared values of love, respect, warmth and compassion are what makes us unique and brings fond memories of Malaysia and the people. This is the nation’s greatest asset which we aim to highlight in this year’s Chinese New Year video.”

“As the national airline we live and breathe this diversity and values via our Malaysian Hospitality.  Values that are built on strong cultural and family traditions, which we fly across the world. We embody the spirit of Malaysia, because Malaysian Hospitality begins with us.”

This video can be viewed on Malaysia Airlines’ website ( and on its social media platforms: Youtube, Facebook, Weibo and Wechat from 8 February 2018 at 00:01.

Chinese New Year is also about bringing people together to celebrate. This festive season, the airline will be offering special New Year dishes such as the traditional Yee Sang, Steamed Garoupa with Dried Scallop Sauce, Stir-fried lotus root with mixed vegetables, signifying prosperity.

These special menus are available for lunch, dinner and supper flights from Kuala Lumpur to China, Hong Kong, Taipei and London from the evening of 15 February until 17 February 2018.

To celebrate the Lunar New Year, Malaysia Airlines is offering up to 30% off with its Golden Deals campaign on Economy Class to some popular destinations beginning 8 - 14 February 2018.

These deals are available via Malaysia Airlines’ website (, participating travel agents and mobile app and are valid for travel from 13 February 2018 - 31 October 2018.

Explore favourite destinations from as low as RM309 to Phuket, RM469 to Bali, RM909 to Taipei and RM2, 879 to London and other selected destinations. 

Malaysia Airlines would also like to take this opportunity to wish everyone happy holidays and a prosperous Chinese New Year.


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