Flights with Malaysian Airlines:
An overview of Malaysian Airlines
The airline, as the name suggests, is the Malaysian flag carrier and was formed in the year 1963. Malaysian Airlines is based in Kuala Lumpur and has its secondary base in Kota Kinabalu. The airline maintains a stronghold over the markets in East Asia, Middle Asia, South Asia and South East Asia.
It also has a very strong presence in Australia and Europe. The airline also operates across the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean to Newark and Los Angeles. In 1997 Malaysian Airlines broke the record creating what was then the longest flight, non-stop from Seattle to Kuala Lumpur. This was a non-commercial flight that took off from the Seattle Air Base.
Besides aviation, Malaysian airlines also generate revenue from the repair, overhaul and maintenance of aeroplanes. In addition to this, the airline also has two subsidiaries: MASWings and Firefly. MASWings concentrates on the airlines inter-Borneo flights while Firefly, which is situated in Penang, concentrates on the tertiary cities. The airline’s cargo division called MASKargo. In addition to all of the above the Malaysian airlines subsidiary MASCharter, focuses on the provision of chartered flights.
Over the years, Malaysian Airlines has built a steadfast brand for itself and today the airline is recognized as one of the best in the industry. It has also won many awards from Skytrax and other international bodies. The airline is also accredited for its safety practices in its operations. The Malaysian Airlines brand has become synonymous with safety and service in the industry. Malaysian Airlines is one of the six airlines that achieved a five star status by Skytrax.
The airline also has two extensive frequent flyer programs called Grads and Enrich. ‘Grads’ is a frequent flyer program that is specially designed to suit students and their needs, while Enrich is a frequent flyer program for regular travellers. This program consists of a variety of credit cards, banks, hotels, lifestyle stores and airlines around the world.
Travelling with Malaysian is always a treat. Their service and hospitality is one of the best in the industry and is evident right from the time of check in to arrival at your final destination. They have world-class lounges, check in systems, cabins and in-flight entertainment, all designed for the comfort of their passengers. Malaysian Airline airport lounges are available at Kuala Lumpur, Frankfurt, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Penang, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Perth, Singapore, London and Sydney.
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While Malaysian Airlines is not part of any alliance, it does have a code share agreement with many partner airlines. They are: Air India, Alitalia, Air Mauritius, All Nippon Airways, British Midlands, Austrian Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Continental Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Egyptair, Dragon Air, Garuda Indonesia, KLM, Gulf Air, Myanmar Airways International, Korean Air, Qatar Airways, SilkAir, Royal Brunei Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Sri Lankan Airlines South African Airways, Swiss International Airlines, Transaero Airlines, Thai Airways International, Virgin Blue and Uzbekistan Airways.
In South Africa, Malaysian Airlines only uses South African Airways – albeit that they offer their own routes from this country as well. From Cape Town Malaysian Airlines fly to: Alor Setar, Bangkok, Beijing, Bintulu, Denpasar Bali, Guangzhou, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Johor Bahru, Kota Bharu, Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Terengganu, Kuantan, Kuching, Labuan, Lahad Datu, Langkawi, Macau, Manila, Medan, Miri, Mukah, Penang, Phnom Penh, Phuket, Sandakan, Shanghai, Siem Reap, Singapore, Surabaya, Sydney, Tawau, Tokyo and Xiamen.
From Johannesburg Malaysian Airlines fly to: Alor Setar, Bangkok, Beijing, Bintulu, Buenos Aires, Denpasar Bali, Guangzhou, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Johor Bahru, Kota Bharu, Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Terengganu, Kuantan, Kuching, Labuan, Lahad Datu, Langkawi, Macau, Manila, Medan, Melbourne, Miri, Mukah, Penang, Phnom Penh, Phuket, Sandakan, Shanghai, Siem Reap, Singapore, Surabaya, Sydney, Tawau, Tokyo and Xiamen
So, from South Africa to the east, this airline offers flights and routes aplenty.