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Malaysia Airlines is the flag carrier of Malaysia and a member of the oneworld airline alliance. The company, Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) commenced operations as the national carrier on 1 September 2015 when Malaysian Airline System (MAS) was dissolved from Bursa Malaysia in 2014 and subsequently ceased operations on August 31, 2015.

The airline began as Malayan Airways Limited, and flew its first commercial flight in 1947. It was then renamed as Malaysian Airways after the formation of the Federation of Malaysia in 1963. In 1966, the airline was renamed Malaysia Singapore Airlines (MSA) and in 1972 Malaysian Airline System (MAS).

Malaysia Airlines has a long and proud history of a product and brand synonymous with outstanding, warm hospitality. The national flag carrier has won numerous awards from the aviation industry, being crowned 'The World's 5-Star Airline' by Skytrax multiple times (2009, 2012 and 2013) and recognition from the World Travel Awards as 'Asia's Leading Airline' (2010, 2011 and 2013).

It has an impeccable track record of contributing to national development and has been a talent factory for skilled employees, especially its engineers, pilots and cabin crew. The airline has served as a critical enabler to connect Malaysia to the world, while simultaneously integrating the nation. As a global network, it offers the best way to fly to, from and around Malaysia. 

Serving more than 50 destinations worldwide and operating over 300 flights a day, Malaysia Airlines is part of the Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG).

As a member of oneworld®, Malaysia Airlines offers the best connectivity with seamless journeys to more than 1000 destinations across 150 plus countries and access to over 650 airport lounges worldwide 

Malaysia Airlines operates flights from its home base, Kuala Lumpur International Airport, and offers connectivity across the globe, including Europe, the Middle East, Australasia, North and South Asia, and Southeast Asia. 

 

 

The airline’s fleet consists of six Airbus A380-800’s, 15 Airbus A330-300’s, and 54 Boeing 737-800’s.The first of its six Airbus A350 XWB aircrafts on order will be delivered by the end of 2017.  The Airbus A350 XWB will eventually replace the A380’s. The Extra-Wide-Bodied aircrafts will be operated on premium long-haul routes, with a luxurious three class layout: Economy, Business and First (the only First Class cabin on the A350 operated in Asia). There will also be inflight WiFi, the first for the airline.

Malaysia Airlines embodies the incredible diversity of Malaysia, capturing its rich traditions, cultures, cuisines and warm hospitality onboard. The award-winning flight attendants who embody this wear the traditional sarong kebaya as their uniform. It was designed to reflect pride in Malaysian traditions and culture. The batik motif and design elements include local flowers ‎such as cempaka, jasmine and hibiscus.  

An experience onboard our premium cabin class seats is well worth the investment, with our luxurious and spacious seats, fine dining service, top notch inflight entertainment, generous baggage allowance and premium check-in services. Malaysia Airline’s Signature Satay sticks are lovingly and painstakingly prepared – choose from chicken, beef, or both, served with spicy peanut sauce and garnishes. Passengers flying First or Business class may take advantage of the airline’s Chef-on-Call Service and pre-order meals from over 20 delicious options 24 hours ahead of departure. 

Safety is an integral part of Malaysia Airlines’ service delivery and the airline ensures maintenance is done in accordance with strict compliance to stringent regulatory requirements and obligations. The airline also takes training very seriously and invests in training facilities such as its own simulator centre, an academy to train flight attendants and computer based training for crew and engineers. Even its cargo handlers are trained in dangerous goods handling as mandated by IATA. 

Frequent flyers of Malaysia Airlines become loyal members of Enrich, earning them privileges and preferential treatment at countless destinations. These include priority booking, lounge access, and a host of luxury services. Enrich miles can be earned flying Malaysia Airlines or on oneworld® member airlines. Members also accrue miles through credit card spending on car rentals, shopping, and by indulging in recreational activities with our partners. Miles can be redeemed seamlessly on flights. 

Malaysia Airlines is the official Global Airline Partner of Liverpool Football Club. Liverpool FC is one of the most followed clubs in the world, with around 100 million in South East Asia and 40 million in China. Through this partnership, we provide exposure to young Malaysian players through soccer clinics and professional coaching. Recently, the #MHGlobal campaign brought 20 fans from all over the world on an all-expenses paid trip for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to play at Anfield stadium alongside LFC Legends Robbie Fowler and Gary McAllister. 

Malaysia Airlines proudly flies the national flag on behalf of all Malaysians. As the national airline, Malaysia Airlines has embraced the Negaraku initiative, launched by the Prime Minister of Malaysia with the objective of instilling a sense of patriotism amongst all Malaysians. A few aircraft will bear the Negaraku emblem with special livery, incorporating the spirit of Negaraku. Our inflight magazine, Going Places, as well as our inflight entertainment system will feature Malaysian Heroes and special content with a spotlight on Malaysia.