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Malaysia Airlines

Published: 24 Mar 2013 22:04:08 PST
Company Profile

Malaysia Airlines (Malay:Syarikat Penerbangan Malaysia; MYX: 3786) is the flag carrier of Malaysia. On 12 October 1937, the Liverpool-based Singaporean Steamshipping Company and Imperial Airways proposed to the colonial governments in Penang and Singapore a scheduled flight service between the two cities. Malayan Airways Limited (MAL) was founded.

Malaysia Airlines operates flights from its home base, Kuala Lumpur International Airport, and its secondary hub in Kota Kinabalu. Despite a financial restructuring exercise in 2006, Malaysia Airlines maintains a strong presence in Southeast Asia, East Asia, South Asia, Middle East and on the Kangaroo Route between Europe and Australasia. Malaysia Airlines also operates transatlantic flights from Kuala Lumpur to Newark, via Stockholm, and transpacific flights from Kuala Lumpur to Los Angeles, via Taipei. In 1997, the airline flew the world's longest non-commercial, non-stop flight from Boeing Field in Seattle to Kuala Lumpur, flying eastward passing the European and African continents and breaking the Great Circle Distance Without Landing record for an airliner on a Boeing 777-200ER; this record is now held by the Boeing 777-200LR.


Passenger aircraft fleet:

  1. Boeing 747-400
  2. Boeing 777-200ER
  3. Boeing 737-400
  4. Airbus A330

Malaysia Airlines Airbus A330 aircraft in Hong Kong Airport

  1. Airbus A330

Malaysia Airlines operates two variants of the Airbus A330: the Airbus A330-200 (3 in fleet) and the Airbus A330-300 (11 in fleet). This aircraft is used to fly short-to-medium-haul routes, such as Kunming and Chennai. Malaysia Airlines owns all A330-200 and -300 aircraft, and the first was delivered in 1995. Malaysia Airlines' Airbus A330 aircraft bear registrations of 9M-MK*. Their Golden Club Class interiors and seats have been refurbished.

Malaysia Airlines' Airbus A330-300 and A330-200 aircraft will be refurbished in batches with new seat covers, carpet and un-pleated curtains, coupled with fresh and vibrant colors which improve its overall ambiance. Seat cushion and arm caps will be replaced with a new material designed to enhance the seat comfort level.

All 14 Airbus A330 aircraft are painted in the standard Malaysia Airlines' livery, with its logo on the tailfin.

  1. Airbus A380

Malaysia Airlines signed a contract with Airbus EADS to purchase 6 Airbus A380 in 2003. The airline expected to receive its first Airbus A380 in 2007, but delivery was delayed due to manufacturing problems. On 3 October 2006, upon completion of a review of the A380 program, the deliveries were pushed approximately two years back to 2009.[38] [39] Malaysia Airlines and Airbus agreed on compensations and a new schedule for the deliveries on 31 March 2008, considering the new overall plans of the airline, with the deliveries to be done in 2011. [40] [41] [42]

  1. Boeing 737

Malaysia Airlines operates 36 Boeing 737-400 aircraft. These fly to regional South-East Asia and domestic destinations. All planes are owned by Malaysia Airlines and have an average age of 14.6 years. The Boeing 737-400 will be retired when 35 new Boeing 737-800 Next Generation aircraft are delivered, starting in 2010. (The 737-800 order was announced at the Farnborough Air Show on July 16, 2008.) The 737-800 aircraft will enable much longer ranges to be flown using Boeing 737-series aircraft.

  1. Boeing 747

Malaysia Airlines Boeing 747 aircraftMalaysia Airlines first received Boeing 747-400 aircraft in the year 1989. Two of the older aircraft were sold to Qantas, while Malaysia Airlines leased one Boeing 747-400 to Singapore Airlines. The aircraft is deployed on medium-long and long-haul routes such as London and Los Angeles. All 13 Boeing 747-400 passenger aircraft are owned. The airline also owns 2 Boeing 747-400F cargo aircraft.

The Boeing 747-400 aircraft have an average fleet age of 11.5 years. All aircraft have been fitted with new interiors, new seats in Economy class, angled, lie-flat beds in Golden Club Class and flat beds in First Class, and next-generation inflight entertainment systems. Malaysia's Boeing 747-400 is now its only aircraft series to have a 3-class cabin configuration. The fleet of Boeing 747-400 aircraft bear a registration number of 9M-MP*.

Two of the Boeing 747-400s (9M-MPB and 9M-MPD) were painted in Hibiscus livery from 2005 to 2008.

  1. Boeing 777

Malaysia Airlines Freedom of Space aircraft in Kuala Lumpur International AirportAll Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 aircraft are Extended Range (ER) models. The airline deployed these aircraft to fly medium-to-long-haul routes, such as Melbourne, Frankfurt, Perth and Shanghai. The Boeing 777 aircraft bear the registration numbers 9M-MR*, and have a maximum flight range of 12,779 km (6,900 nm). Malaysia Airlines owns all of its 17 777-200ERs. In 1997, the airline also

became the record-holder of the world's longest non-commercial non-stop flight, from Boeing Field in Seattle to Kuala Lumpur, flying eastward, passing over the European and African continents, breaking the Great Circle Distance Without Landing record for an airliner with its Boeing 777-200ER dubbed Super Ranger: a record now held by the Boeing 777-200LR.

The first 777-200ER was delivered in 1997, and the average age is 8.5 years. All aircraft are in a two-class configuration, equipped with Audio Video On Demand (AVOD) in all traveling classes and 
angled, lie-flat seats in Golden Club Class. One of the Boeing 777-200ERs (9M-MRD) was painted in Heliconia livery from 2005 to 2008.

Shipping Lines
  • Southeast Asia
  • East Asia
  • South Asia
  • Middle East
  • Kangaroo Route between Europe and Australasia
  • Kuala Lumpur to Newark, via Stockholm
  • Kuala Lumpur to Los Angeles, via Taipei

Online Services
  • Booking flight
  • E-timetable
  • Hotel booking
  • Retrieve booking
  • Car hire 

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