Malaysia Airlines - airline information
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
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.
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:
ANA - All Nippon Airways
BMI - British Midland
KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines
Myanmar Airways International
Royal Brunei Airlines
South African Airways
Sri Lankan Airlines
Swiss International Air Lines
Last modified/updated: July 1, 2007