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Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines
Malaysia Airlines Information Malaysia Airlines Codeshare Agreement
Malaysia Airlines Subsidiaries & Financial Highlights Malaysia Airlines Baggage Allowance
Malaysia Airlines Destinations Malaysia Airlines Phone Number
Malaysia Airlines Fleets Malaysia Airlines History

Malaysia Airlines Information

Malaysia Airlines IATA
MH
Malaysia Airlines ICAO
MAS
Malaysia Airlines Callsign
MALAYSIAN
Founded 1947 (as Malayan Airways)
Hubs
  • Kuala Lumpur International Airport
Secondary hubs Kota Kinabalu International Airport
  • Kuching International Airport
Frequent flyer program Enrich and Grads
Member lounge Golden Lounge
Subsidiaries
  • Firefly
  • MASwings
  • MASkargo
Fleet size 85 (+41 orders, 20 options)
Destinations 85 (Maswings included)
Company slogan Going Beyond Expectations, "MH" is more than just an airline code; it is Malaysian Hospitality
Parent company Penerbangan Malaysia Berhad (Government Holding Company)
Headquarters Sepang, Selangor, Malaysia
Key people Azmil Zahruddin (Managing Director & CEO)
Malaysia Airlines Website www.malaysiaairlines.com
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Malaysia Airlines History

Malaysia Airlines is the national Malaysian air carrier. Kuala Lumpur International Airport is its main hub and Kota Kinabalu is the secondary one. Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport however, is the site of the Malaysian airlines headquarters. The destinations of Malaysia Airlines include the “Kangaroo Route” which is between Australasia and Europe.

There are also flights being operated to Los Angeles from Kuala Lumpur. There are two subsidiaries to Malaysia Airlines which are MASwings and Firefly. Malaysia Airlines enjoys the status as a five-star airline according to the consultancy firm Skytrax.

History of Malaysia Airlines

  • The airline was called Malayan Airlines from its inception in 1947.
  • The airline began with mail services between Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Singapore, started by the Wearnes brothers.
  • The name was changed to Malaysian Airline System in 1987, after Malaysia achieved independence.
  • Services were discontinued during World War II and resumed after the war. The airline became public in 1957.
  • By the 1960s, Malaysia Airlines was entirely state-owned with a fully-fledged fleet of aircraft including Boeing 707s and 737s.
  • In 1966 when Singapore became a federation, the airlines became a merger called Malaysia-Singapore Airlines (MAS) which lasted until 1972 when the airline split into Malaysia Airlines and Singapore Airlines.
  • The following years saw a great deal of expansion for the airlines.
  • There was an economic boom in the 1980s which resulted in further expansion of Malaysia Airlines with 47 overseas destinations to its credit.
  • However, this was followed by two lean periods, the first between 1999 and 2003 and the second in 2005.
  • The company however went into profit by 2006-07 following initiatives by the management to turn around the business.
  • Today, although Malaysia Airlines are not among the top best airlines, they are definitely a distinct entity in the world of international air carriers.

Facts About Malaysian Airlines

  • Malaysia Airlines is an example of an air carrier with a rich history of humble beginnings giving way to the formation of a mighty corporation.
  • Malaysia Airline used the slogan “Going Beyond Expectations” until the year 2007.
  • With the onset of the Business Transformation Plan in 2008, it changed to “MH is Malaysian Hospitality”.
  • The flight staff has different uniforms according to gender and ranking.

Malaysia Airlines Features and Facilities

  • Malaysia Airlines has an impressive setup of airport lounges and passengers can do their check-in any time from 48 to 2 hours before the flight.
  • The Golden Lounge is the lounge of Malaysia Airlines.
  • Online booking of tickets using seat maps is possible while planning to fly by this airline.
  • There are three classes, First Class, Business Class and Economy Class. Business class can be found only on the Boeing 747s and 777s.
  • There are separate screens for in-flight entertainment for all classes but the degree of sophistication is provided in line with the class being serviced.
  • There are also several frequent-flyer programs which are of great benefit to those who regularly use this airline.
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Malaysia Airlines Subsidiaries & Financial Highlights

Malaysia Airlines Subsidiaries:

Company Type Principal activities Incorporated in Group's Equity Shareholding
Malaysia Airlines Cargo Sdn. Bhd Subsidiary Cargo Malaysia 100%
GE Engine Services Malaysia Joint Venture Engine Overhaul Malaysia 30%
MASWings Sdn. Bhd. Subsidiary Airline|[Malaysia 100%  
Firefly Sdn. Bhd. Subsidiary Airline Malaysia 100%
MAS Aerotechnologies Sdn Bhd Subsidiary MRO Malaysia 100%
MAS Golden Holidays Sdn Bhd Subsidiary Tour operator Malaysia 100%
Malaysian Aerospace Engineering Sdn Bhd Subsidiary Engineering Malaysia 100%
MAS Academy Sdn Bhd Subsidiary Flight school Malaysia 100%
Abacus Distribution Systems (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd Subsidiary Computer reservation system Malaysia 80%
Taj Madras Air Catering Limited Associate Catering India 20%
MAS Catering (Sarawak) Sdn Bhd Subsidiary Catering Sarawak 60%
LSG Sky Chefs Associate Holding company Malaysia 30%

Malaysia Airlines Financial Highlights 

Year ended/(Quarter Ended)   Revenue
(RM '000)  
Expenditure
(RM '000)  
Profit/(Loss)
after Tax
Shareholders
Fund (RM '000)  
EPS after tax
(cents)  
31 December 2002 8,864,385 8,872,391 ▲336,531 2,562,841 ▲38.7
31 December 2003 8,780,820 8,591,157 ▲461,143 3,023,984 ▼36.8
31 December 2004 11,364,309 11,046,764 ▼326,07 3,318,732 ▼26.0
31 December 2005 9,181,338 10,434,634 ▼(1,251,603) 2,009,857 ▼(100.20)
31 December 2006 13,489,549 13,841,607 ▼(133,737) 1,873,452 ▼(10.90)
31 December 2007 15,288,640 14,460,299 ▲852,743 3,934,893 ▲58.05
31 December 2008 15,503,714 15,259,027 ▼245,697 4,186,000 ▼14.62
30 June 2009 6,093,480 5,912,027 ▼181,453 432,421 ▼10.781
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Malaysia Airlines Destinations

Malaysia Airlines Destinations in Africa

  • South Africa
    • Cape Town - Cape Town International Airport
    • Johannesburg - OR Tambo International Airport

Malaysia Airlines Destinations in Asia

Malaysia Airlines Destinations in East Asia

  • People's Republic of China
    • Beijing - Beijing Capital International Airport
    • Guangzhou - Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport
    • Hong Kong - Hong Kong International Airport
    • Kunming - Kunming Wujiaba International Airport
    • Shanghai - Shanghai Pudong International Airport
    • Xiamen - Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport
  • Japan
    • Osaka - Kansai International Airport
    • Tokyo - Narita International Airport
  • South Korea
    • Seoul - Incheon International Airport
  • Taiwan
    • Kaohsiung - Kaohsiung International Airport
    • Taipei - Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport

Malaysia Airlines Destinations in South Asia

  • Bangladesh
    • Dhaka - Zia International Airport
  • India
    • Bangalore - Bengaluru International Airport
    • Chennai - Chennai International Airport
    • Delhi - Indira Gandhi International Airport
    • Hyderabad - Hyderabad International Airport
    • Mumbai - Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport
  • Maldives
    • Malé - Malé International Airport
  • Pakistan
    • Karachi - Jinnah International Airport
  • Sri Lanka
    • Colombo - Bandaranaike International Airport
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Malaysia Airlines Destinations in Southeast Asia

  • Brunei
    • Bandar Seri Begawan - Brunei International Airport
  • Burma
    • Yangon - Yangon International Airport
  • Cambodia
    • Phnom Penh - Phnom Penh International Airport
    • Siem Reap - Angkor International Airport
  • Indonesia
    • Bali - Ngurah Rai International Airport
    • Jakarta - Soekarno-Hatta International Airport
    • Medan - Polonia International Airport
    • Surabaya - Juanda International Airport
    • Yogyakarta - Adisucipto International Airport
  • Malaysia
    • Alor Star - Sultan Abdul Halim Airport
    • Bintulu - Bintulu Airport
    • Johor Bahru - Senai International Airport
    • Kota Bharu - Sultan Ismail Petra Airport
    • Kota Kinabalu - Kota Kinabalu International Airport Secondary hub
    • Kuala Lumpur - Kuala Lumpur International Airport Hub
    • Kuala Terengganu - Sultan Mahmud Airport
    • Kuantan - Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Airport
    • Kuching - Kuching International Airport Secondary hub
    • Labuan - Labuan Airport
    • Langkawi - Langkawi International Airport
    • Miri - Miri Airport
    • Penang - Penang International Airport
    • Sandakan - Sandakan Airport
    • Sibu - Sibu Airport
    • Tawau - Tawau Airport
  • Philippines
    • Cebu - Mactan-Cebu International Airport
    • Manila - Ninoy Aquino International Airport
  • Singapore
    • Singapore Changi Airport
  • Thailand
    • Bangkok - Suvarnabhumi Airport
    • Phuket - Phuket International Airport
  • Vietnam
    • Hanoi - Noi Bai International Airport
    • Ho Chi Minh City - Tan Son Nhat International Airport

Malaysia Airlines Destinations in Southwest Asia

  • Kuwait
    • Kuwait International Airport
  • Lebanon
    • Beirut - Beirut International Airport
  • Saudi Arabia
    • Jeddah - King Abdulaziz International Airport
  • United Arab Emirates
    • Dubai - Dubai International Airport
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Malaysia Airlines Destinations in Europe

  • France
    • Paris - Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport
  • Germany
    • Frankfurt - Frankfurt Airport
  • Italy
    • Rome - Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport
  • Netherlands
    • Amsterdam - Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
  • Turkey
    • Istanbul - Atatürk International Airport
  • United Kingdom
    • London - London Heathrow Airport

Malaysia Airlines Destinations in North America

  • United States of America
    • Los Angeles - Los Angeles International Airport

Malaysia Airlines Destinations in Oceania

  • Australia
    • Adelaide - Adelaide Airport
    • Brisbane - Brisbane Airport
    • Melbourne - Melbourne Airport
    • Perth - Perth Airport
    • Sydney - Sydney Airport
  • New Zealand
    • Auckland - Auckland Airport

Malaysia Airlines Destinations in South America

  • Argentina
    • Buenos Aires - Ministro Pistarini International Airport
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Malaysia Airlines Terminated Destinations

Malaysia Airlines Terminated Destinations in Africa

  • Egypt - Cairo

Malaysia Airlines Terminated Destinations in Asia

  • Bahrain
  • China - Chengdu, Guilin, Macau, Wuhan, Xi'an
  • India - Ahmedabad, Kolkata
  • Indonesia - Balikpapan, Manado, Makassar, Padang, Pontianak, Tarakan
  • Japan - Fukuoka, Nagoya
  • Laos - Vientiane
  • Malaysia - Ipoh
  • Philippines - Davao, Zamboanga City
  • South Korea - Busan
  • Thailand - Chiang Mai, Hat Yai

EMalaysia Airlines Terminated Destinations in Europe

  • Austria - Vienna
  • Belgium - Brussels
  • Croatia - Zagreb
  • Germany - Munich
  • Spain - Madrid
  • Sweden - Stockholm
  • Switzerland - Zürich
  • United Kingdom - Manchester

Malaysia Airlines Terminated Destinations in North America

  • Canada - Vancouver
  • Mexico - Mexico City
  • United States - Honolulu, Newark

Malaysia Airlines Terminated Destinations in Oceania

  • Australia - Cairns, Darwin
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Malaysia Airlines Fleets

Aircraft Total Orders Options Passengers Routes
Airbus A330-200 3 0 0 229 (-/42/187) Domestic short-haul/International short-medium haul
Airbus A330-300 11 0 0 294 (-/44/250)
298 (-/44/254)
302 (-/42/260)
Domestic short-haul/International short-medium haul
Airbus A380-800 0 6 0 400 - 500 International long haul
Boeing 737-400 36 0 0 144 (-/16/128) Domestic/Regional short haul
Boeing 737-800 3 35 20 152 (-/16/136) Domestic/Regional short haul
Boeing 747-400 13 0 0 359 (12/41/306) International medium-long haul
Boeing 777-200ER 17 0 0 282 (-/35/247) International medium-long haul
Total 84 41 20    

Malaysia Airlines Cargo Fleet

Malaysia Airlines Aircraft Total Capacity
Airbus A300-600RF 1 42,000 kg
Boeing 747-200F 4 100,000 kg
Boeing 747-400F 2 120,000 kg
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Malaysia Airlines Codeshare Agreement

Airlines  Name Airlines  Name
Air India Gulf Air
Air Mauritius Jet Airways
Alitalia KLM
All Nippon Airways Korean Air
Austrian Airlines Myanmar Airways International
BMI Philippine Airlines
Cathay Pacific Qatar Airways
China Southern Airlines Royal Brunei Airlines
Continental Airlines SilkAir
Dragon Air Singapore Airlines
Egyptair South African Airways
Etihad Airways Sri Lankan Airlines
Garuda Indonesia Swiss International Airlines
Turkish Airlines Thai Airways International
Uzbekistan Airways Transaero Airlines
Virgin Blue  
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Malaysia Airlines Baggage Allowance

Malaysia Airlines Baggage Allowance

Malaysia Airlines Entitlement on Board

  • First Class 40kg

  • Golden Club Class 30kg

  • Economy Class 20kg

Malaysia Airlines Excess Baggage Fee

Malaysia Airlines Appropriate journey rate per kilogram

  • Travel within Peninsula Malaysia RM10 per kg

  • Travel within East Malaysia RM10 per kg

  • Travel between West Malaysia and East Malaysia RM15 per kg
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Malaysia Airlines Phone Number

City Name Malaysia Airlines Phone Number
New York (USA) Reservations Phone Number: 1 800 552 9264
General Phone Number: 212 697 8994
California (USA) Reservations Phone Number: 1 800 552 9264
General Phone Number: 1 310 535 9288
London (UK) Reservations Phone Number: +44 (0) 871 423 9090
Ticketing Phone Number: +44 (0) 871 423 9090
General Phone Number: +44 (0) 207 341 2000
Manchester (UK) Reservations Phone Number: +44 (0) 871 423 9090
Ticketing Phone Number: +44 (0) 871 423 9090
General Phone Number: +44 (0) 161 831 9876
Mumbai (India) Reservations Phone Number: 91 22 66505757
General Phone Number: 91 22 66505700
Chennai (India) Reservations Phone Number: 91 44 4219 9999
Admin Phone Number: 91 44 4219 1919
Sales Phone Number: 91 44 4219 1919
Semporna (Malaysia) Reservations Phone Number: 1 300 88 3000
General Phone Number: 089 781 077
Sibu (Malaysia) Reservations Phone Number: 1 300 88 3000
Ticketing Phone Number: 084 321 055
General Phone Number: 084 321 515
Sydney (Australia) Reservations Phone Number: 132 627
Ticketing Phone Number: + 61 2 9364 3500
Admin Phone Number: + 61 2 9364 3500
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