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General information


Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines is a major Asian carrier which has a long history that goes back to 1947.

The carrier's name is actually the 5th in a series of names it has used throughout the years. First, it was known as Malayan Airways, then changed its name to Malaysian Airways, later to Malaysia-Singapore Airways, after which the company was split into Singapore Airlines and Malaysian Airlines System.

The brand name of Malaysian Airlines used to day was created in 1987


Fact sheet


 General company information...

Official name: 

Malaysia Airlines - Penerbangan Malaysia (Malay) - 马来西亚航空公司 (Mandarin)


"Going beyond expectations"

IATA designator:


ICAO designator:



Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia





Kuala Lumpur International Airport - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Focus cities, regions,

secondary hubs:

Kota Kinabalu International Airport - Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Kuching International Airport - Kuching, Malaysia

Number of destinations:


 Fleet & flights-related...

Fleet size:


Aircraft types used:

Airbus A330

Boeing 747, Airbus 777

Accidents & incidents:

Total: 8 - Fatal cases: 2


Number of passengers:




Frequent flyer program:

Enrich Loyalty Programme

Other important issues:

- Malaysia Airlines is one of the select few airlines to have received the Skytrax 5-star rating for its services




Malaysia Airlines operates routes to 89 destinations, the company is focusing primarily on top Asian locations.




Malaysia Airlines has a modern fleet of Boeing 747s and 777s as well as Airbus A330. Interestingly they don't use small aircraft, all are long-haul route-destined jets.

The painting of the machines is especially beautiful.


Activity & market position


Wholly-owned companies & stakes at other companies


Malaysian Airlines owns over 20 subsidized companies, among which the most important ones are:



A cargo-specialized subsidy of Malaysia Airlines, based at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia. 

Golden Holidays

The company sells holiday packages for the airline. It is a defense against travel agencies that pose a threat to Malaysia Airline sin the holiday segment.   


Firefly is a low cost airline, which operates as a subsidiary of Malaysia Airlines, helping it cope with this new breed of threat from the competitors.

The main destinations of this carrier are: Kota Bahru, Langkawi, Penang, Kuantan, Kuala Terengganu, Phuket Island, Koh Samui.


It is another airline owned by Malaysia Airlines. This one aims at the rural air travel segment in Malaysia.


Partnerships & alliances


Here are the carriers which with Malaysia Airlines has codeshare agreements:


Air India

Air Mauritius


ANA - All Nippon Airways

BMI - British Midland

Cathay Pacific


Garuda Indonesia

Gulf Air

KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines

Korean Air

Myanmar Airways International

Philippine Airlines

Qatar Airways

Royal Brunei Airlines


Singapore Airlines

South African Airways

Sri Lankan Airlines

Swiss International Air Lines

Thai Airways

Transaero Airlines

Uzbekistan Airways

Virgin Blue


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 Last modified/updated: July 1, 2007


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