As the flag carrier of Malaysia, Malaysia Airlines is a state-owned airline. It was founded in 1947 and is headquartered in Kuala Lumpur and Kuala Lumpur International Airport is its main operating hub. It also has secondary operational sites in Kota Kinabalu International Airport and Kuching International Airport. Malaysia Airlines is a member of Oneworld Alliance. It has two subsidiary airlines and it operates flights to more than 61 destinations across Southeast Asia, North and South Asia, The Middle East, Australia, Europe and North America.
Malaysia Airlines has signed codeshare agreements with a number of airlines. These agreements enable it to fly to diverse destinations around the world. The list below shows Malaysia Airlines’ major codeshare partners:
Malaysia Airlines offers three types of ticket classes.
First Class services are offered on Airbus A380 only. First Class feature luxury and complete privacy. Each passenger has a semi-enclosed suite with a 23-inches flat-screen. The seats recline to fully flat bed comfortable for sleep. Each suite is equipped with a mini-bar filled with a selection of beverages. The passengers can select their complimentary meals and drinks. They are served at their preferred timings. The passengers are offered travel kits full of travel-specific and self-care items free of charges. The passengers can also stay connected with their friends and family through a high-speed internet.
It is available on all fleet models. The amenities available in Business class cabin is somewhat similar to the First Class. The seats are adjustable to 180 degrees converting into a comfortable flat bed. The seats are equipped with in-seat power and USB port to charge devices and laptops and a touchscreen panel. The passengers are offered delicious meals and drinks and a travel kit filled with the basic travel supplies
It is available on all fleet models. It features comfortable seats where they recline, have ample legroom and are equipped with flexible head-rest. The passengers are offered chef-curated fresh meals cost-free.
Malaysia Airlines has a fleet of 80 modern aircraft of different models as follows:
To spend exciting time on board, Malaysia Airline offers impressive in-flight entertainment program of several genres including trending movies from world cinema, music, audio books and age-tailored games . Malaysia Airlines’ Airbus A380, Airbus A330-300 and Boeing 737-800 aircraft are equipped with AVOD available in 14 world languages, and a touch-screen in First and Business Class cabin. Each economy Class seat has a personal monitor to navigate the entertainment programs and watch their favorite program
Amongst the on-ground services, Malaysia Airlines runs Golden Lounges in some international airports around the globe. Golden Lounges offer world-class food catering, slumber room, business centers and child-care centers. The airline gives its First Class, Enrich Platinum, Enrich Golden and Business Class passengers access to its lavish Golden Lounges to enjoy a mesmerizing travel experience.
To enjoy a hassle-free flight, Malaysia Airlines offers web and mobile check-in for all passengers with a confirmed booking. Online check-in is available as early as 48 hours before flight departure time and up to ninety minutes before the time of departure. Please be advised that boarding gates close twenty minutes before scheduled departure time so you ought to be at the boarding gate by a suitable time depending on your check-in baggage.
Malaysia Airlines traces its origins in Malayan Airways Limited and it launched its first flight in the same year.
The airline expanded in routes and fleet. For instance, it operated different aircraft models and it introduced services to new destinations.
Malaysia Airlines was officially named Malaysia Airways
Malaysia Airlines expanded rapidly operating flights to 34 regional destinations to 6 more international new routes.
Malaysia Airlines scheduled flights to Amsterdam, Paris, and Frankfurt for the first time.
Malaysia Airlines introduced Airbus A380, A330, and Boeing 737 to its fleet
Malaysia Airlines became a full member in OneWorld Alliance
Malaysia Airlines was renationalized when the government of Malaysia acquired 69.37%