Malaysia Airlines is the national carrier of Malaysia and has been recognized as the largest in Asia. It flies more than 48,000 passengers over 110 destinations across 6 continents everyday. Malaysia Airlines has its primary hub at Kuala Lumpur International Airport and secondary hub in Kota Kinabalu. Malaysia Airlines has code-share agreement with 25 airlines that include seven from Star Alliance, four from Sky Team and two from OneWorld. Air India, Air Mauritius, Austrian Airline, Cathay Pacific, China Southern Airlines, Continental Airlines, Gulf Air, Jet Airways, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways and Singapore Airlines are some of the airlines that have code-share partnerships with Malaysia Airlines. If planning to do flight booking in Malaysia Airlines, you can choose from cheap airfares offered by MakeMyTrip, a leading online travel agency of India. After checking the discounted travel deals, book flight tickets through online system of MakeMyTrip-Less
Destination & Services
Considered among the largest airlines of the world, Malaysia Airlines operates flights for numerous destinations in South Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia, Middle East and Europe. Malaysia Airlines also has flights from Kuala Lumpur to Los Angeles and Newark. Malaysia Airlines has three classes of travel, namely First Class, Golden Club Class or Business Class and Economy Class. The in-flight entertainment system of Malaysia Airlines is called 'Select' and available in all aircraft except Boeing 737-400 aircraft. Select has been categorized into three types, Select 3000i, Select 3000i Portable Media Player and Select Mainscreen. Malaysia Airlines also has 14 airport lounges across the world and equipped with amenities like business centers, slumber rooms, food catering and child-care centers.
Malaysia Airlines has a fleet of 84 aircraft that include 77 passenger aircraft and 7 cargo planes. The fleet of Malaysia Airlines consists of Airbus A330-200 (3), Airbus A330-300 (11), Boeing 737-400 (37), Boeing 737-800 (3), Boeing 747-400 (13) and Boeing 777-200 ER (17).
Malaysia Airways baggage policy has laid down different baggage rules for different classes of travel. While 20 kgs of baggage with total linear dimensions of 115 cms can be checked-in by an economy-class passenger, the business-class and the first-class passengers can check-in 30 kgs and 40 kgs of baggage respectively. As per Malaysia Airlines cabin baggage restrictions, 1 cabin baggage is allowed for economy-class passengers and 2 for business and first class passengers. Luggage restrictions have limited the weight of each cabin baggage to 5 kgs.
Awards & Recognition
A leading name in the aviation industry, Malaysia has won several awards for excellent service and safety (more than 100 in last 10 years). Malaysia Airlines is one of the world's only six airlines to get a five star rating from Skytrax. The airline has also been listed among Quality Approved Airlines of Skytrax.
Malaysia Airlines History
Founded in 1947 as Malayan Airways, Malaysia Airlines has been transformed to Malaysian Airways after independence of Malaysia. Further, the airline was renamed to Malaysia-Singapore Airlines. With the division of Malaysia - Singapore Airlines, Malaysia Airlines came into existence. In the year 1987 the airline begun its operation and the name was changed from Malaysian Airline System to Malaysia Airlines.
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