Malaysia Airlines is the national carrier of Malaysia offering the best way to fly to, from and around Malaysia. Malaysia Airlines serves over 100 destinations across six continents from its main base at Kuala Lumpur International Airport and also from secondary hubs in Kota Kinabalu and Kuching. The airline flies 40,000 guests daily on memorable journeys inspired by Malaysia’s diverse richness.
Malaysia Airlines flies to 57 destinations across Southeast Asia, North and South Asia, the Middle East, Australia and Europe. It has a particularly strong presence in the Southeast Asia region, which, together with its subsidiaries MASWings and Firefly, connects Kuala Lumpur to the most destinations in Borneo. Apart from that, the airline has a key role in the Kangaroo Route, on which the airline provides onward connecting flights from main European gateways to major Australian and New Zealand gateways via Kuala Lumpur, within 5 hours. Malaysia Airlines became the first airline in Southeast Asia to fly to South Africa, following the demise of apartheid, and was the only airline in Southeast Asia that served South America via South Africa until 2012. Malaysia Airlines maintains a strong presence within East and Southeast Asia, and on the Kangaroo Route between Australia and the UK.
In 2013, Malaysia Airlines became a member of the Oneworld alliance, thus adding 16 new destinations into the alliance's map. In co-operation with code-share partner airlines, Malaysia Airlines is able to fly its passengers to over 842 destinations across 156 countries. Malaysia Airlines embodies the incredible diversity of Malaysia, capturing its rich traditions, cultures, cuisines and warm hospitality on board, while opening up more of Malaysia’s destinations than any other airline.
Malaysia Airlines owns two subsidiary airlines: Firefly and MASwings. Firefly operates scheduled flights from its two home bases Penang International Airport and Subang International Airport. The airline focuses on tertiary cities. MASwings focuses on inter-Borneo flights. Malaysia Airlines has a freighter fleet operated by MASkargo, which manages freighter flights and aircraft cargo-hold capacity for all Malaysia Airlines' passenger flights.
Malaysia Airlines has 69 active aircraft in its fleet. Of these 69 aircraft, 48 are from Boeing and 21 from Airbus. Its narrowbody fleet comprises solely of Boeing aircraft, and its widebody fleet comprises both Boeing and Airbus aircraft. MAB Kargo is the cargo division Malaysia Airlines and operates scheduled and charter air cargo services. Malaysia Airlines also owns its own charter flight division. Malaysia Airlines' charter flights have flown to destinations around the world, such as Guilin, which was previously one of Malaysia Airlines' scheduled destinations, and Christmas Island. Malaysia Airlines has also been the official airline for the Manchester United Asian Tour.
Malaysia Airline was crowned 'The World's 5-Star Airline' by Skytrax multiple times (2009, 2012 and 2013) and recognition from the World Travel Awards as 'Asia's Leading Airline' (2010, 2011 and 2013). The airline received the "World's Best Cabin Crew" award by Skytrax in 2012, bringing home the international accolade eight times since 2001.