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Encyclopedia > Malaysia Airlines
Malaysia Airlines (MAS)
Penerbangan Malaysia
IATA
MH
ICAO
MAS
Callsign
MALAYSIAN
Founded 1947 (as Malayan Airways)
Hubs Kuala Lumpur International Airport
Focus cities Kota Kinabalu International Airport
Kuching International Airport
Frequent flyer program Enrich by Malaysia Airlines
Grads
Member lounge Golden Lounge
Subsidiaries
Fleet size 84 (+26 orders)
Destinations 112[1]
Parent company Penerbangan Malaysia Berhad
Headquarters Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Key people Idris Jala (Managing Director & CEO)
Website: www.malaysiaairlines.com

Malaysia Airlines (Abbreviated: MAS, Malay: Penerbangan Malaysia) is the national airline of Malaysia, operating scheduled services to over 100 destinations worldwide. It also operates domestic network and charter services. Its main base is Kuala Lumpur International Airport, while Kota Kinabalu International Airport, Penang International Airport and Kuching International Airport serve as regional hubs.[2] Image File history File linksMetadata MalaysiaAirlinesLogo_New. ... IATA airline designators, sometimes called IATA reservation codes, are two-character codes assigned by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to the worlds airlines in accordance with the provisions of Resolution 762. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with ICAO airline code. ... Most airlines employ a distinctive and internationally recognised call sign that is normally spoken during airband radio transmissions as a prefix to the flight number. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Malaysia Airlines (Abbreviated: MAS,马航 ; Malay: Penerbangan Malaysia; Mandarin: 马来西亚航空公司;Hanyu Pinyin: MálaixÄ«ya Hángkōng GōngsÄ«)is the national airline of Malaysia, serving international and domestic destinations. ... An airline hub is an airport that an airline uses as a transfer point to get passengers to their intended destination. ... The KLIA logo Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) (IATA: KUL, ICAO: WMKK) is one of southeast Asias major aviation hubs, along with Bangkoks Suvarnabhumi Airport, Manilas Ninoy Aquino International Airport and Singapore Changi Airport, and Malaysias main international airport. ... In the airline industry, a focus city is a location that is not a hub, but from which the airline has flights to at least several destinations other than its hubs. ... Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA) (IATA: BKI, ICAO: WBKK) is located about 8 km from the city of Kota Kinabalu, the state capital of Sabah, Malaysia. ... Kuching International Airport (IATA: KCH, ICAO: WBGG) (KIA) is Sarawaks main international airport and is situated 11 km (6NM) south of the city of Kuching. ... Membership cards of FFP This article is about airline frequent flyer programs. ... The lounge at ZRH, Switzerland An airport lounge is a lounge owned by a particular airline (or jointly operated by several carriers). ... A subsidiary, in business, is an entity that is controlled by another entity. ... Firefly is a low cost airline and a full subsidiary of Malaysia Airlines. ... MASwings is a new regional airlines operating the Rural Air Services (RAS) in East Malaysia. ... Malaysia Airlines Kargo () is a cargo division of Malaysia Airlines and commercially known as MASkargo. ... A holding company is a company that owns enough voting stock in another firm to control management and operations by influencing or electing its board of directors. ... Nickname: Motto: Maju dan makmur (English: Progress and Prosper) Location in Malaysia Coordinates: , Country State Establishment 1857 Granted city status 1974 Government  - Mayor (Datuk Bandar) Datuk Abdul Hakim Borhan From 14 December 2006 Area  - Total 243. ... Not to be confused with the Malayalam language, spoken in India. ... For other uses, see Flag carrier (disambiguation). ... The KLIA logo Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) (IATA: KUL, ICAO: WMKK) is one of southeast Asias major aviation hubs, along with Bangkoks Suvarnabhumi Airport, Manilas Ninoy Aquino International Airport and Singapore Changi Airport, and Malaysias main international airport. ... Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA) (IATA: BKI, ICAO: WBKK) is located about 8 km from the city of Kota Kinabalu, the state capital of Sabah, Malaysia. ... Penang International Airport (IATA: PEN, ICAO: WMKP), previously known as Bayan Lepas International Airport, is situated in the Bayan Lepas area of Penang, Malaysia. ... Kuching International Airport (IATA: KCH, ICAO: WBGG) (KIA) is Sarawaks main international airport and is situated 11 km (6NM) south of the city of Kuching. ...


It is one of only six airlines in the world to have been awarded a 5-star rating by Skytrax besides Asiana Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines and Kingfisher Airlines. Malaysia Airlines is accredited by IATA with IATA Operational Safety Audit for its operational safety practices.[3] Skytrax is a United Kingdom-based researching company for commercial airlines. ... // Asiana Airlines (아시아나 항공 Asiana Hanggong KOSDAQ: 020560) (Formerly Seoul Airlines) is an airline based in Seoul, South Korea and is one of South Koreas two major airlines, along with Korean Air. ... Cathay Pacific, full name Cathay Pacific Airways Limited (SEHK: 0293) (traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ), is an airline based in Hong Kong, operating scheduled passenger and cargo services to 120 destinations worldwide. ... Qatar Airways (Arabic: القطرية) is the flag carrier airline of Qatar, based in Doha. ... Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-400 9V-SPA takes off from London Heathrow Airport bound for Singapore Changi Airport. ... Kingfisher Airlines Limited is an airline based in Bangalore, India. ... The International Air Transport Association is an international trade organization of airlines headquarted in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ...

Contents

History

On 12 October 1937, the Liverpool-based Singaporean Steamshipping Company and Imperial Airways proposed to the colonial governments in Penang and Singapore to establish a scheduled flight service between the two cities. Malayan Airways Limited (MAL) was founded but the first paying passengers could be welcomed onboard a plane only 10 years later on the 2nd February 1947. This inaugural flight with only five passengers was bound for Kuala Lumpur instead of Penang. In the same year, MAL expanded its network to Jakarta, Medan, Palembang and Saigon, still operating from its main hub Singapore. is the 285th day of the year (286th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Imperial Airways Empire Terminal, Victoria, London. ... State motto: Bersatu dan Setia (United and Loyal) (formerly Let Penang Lead) State anthem: Untuk Negeri Kita (For Our State) Capital George Town Ruling party Barisan Nasional  - Yang Di-Pertua Negeri Tuan Yang Terutama Abdul Rahman bin Haji Abbas  - Ketua Menteri Tan Sri Dr. Koh Tsu Koon History    - Ceded by... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1957, the airline turned into a state-run stock corporation. With the delivery of an 84-seat Bristol Britannia in 1960, the airline could launch its first long-haul international flight, to Hong Kong. Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... Bristol Britannia was also a car produced by Bristol Cars from 1982 to 1993. ...


After the formation of Malaysia the name was changed to Malaysian Airways Limited in November 1963. Following the separation of Singapore from the Federation of Malaysia on 9 August 1965, the Singapore and Malaysia governments took over majority control from BOAC and other shareholders and the airline was renamed Malaysia-Singapore Airlines. is the 221st day of the year (222nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... After technical problems with the Comet, BOAC resumed jet service with imported Boeing 707s. ... Malaysia-Singapore Airlines (MSA) came into being in 1966 as a result of a joint ownership of the airline by the governments of Malaysia and Singapore. ...


20 years after its first flight the airline operated a fleet comprising Comet IV jets, six Fokker F27, eight Douglas DC-3and two Twin Pioneers and employed more than 2400 people. On 3 April 1971 the airline was split into two companies, Singapore Airlines and Malaysian Airline System (MAS). In 1972 MAS operated flights to more than 34 regional destinations and six international services. This article is about the de Havilland Comet jet airliner. ... The Fokker F27 Friendship is a turboprop airliner designed and built by the Dutch aircraft manufacturer Fokker. ... The Douglas DC-3 is a fixed-wing, propeller-driven aircraft, which revolutionized air transport in the 1930s and 1940s and is generally regarded as one of the most significant transport aircraft ever made (also see Boeing 707 and Boeing 747). ... The Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer was a British STOL transport aircraft of the 1950s built by Scottish Aviation Limited at Prestwick Airport, Scotland. ... is the 93rd day of the year (94th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar, known as the year of cyclohexanol. ... Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-400 9V-SPA takes off from London Heathrow Airport bound for Singapore Changi Airport. ...


On 15 October 1987, the trading name was changed to Malaysia Airlines.[2] is the 288th day of the year (289th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ...

Boeing 747-400
Boeing 747-400

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Corporate Information

Malaysia Airlines is listed on the stock exchange of Bursa Malaysia under the name Malaysian Airline System Berhad (MYX: 3786). The airline had suffered high losses over the years due to poor management and fuel price increases. As a result of a financial restructuring (Widespread Asset Unbundling) in 2002, led by BinaFikir, Penerbangan Malaysia Berhad became its parent company, in exchange for assuming the airline's long-term liabilities. On the operational side, the Government of Malaysia appointed Idris Jala as the new CEO on 1 December 2005 to execute changes in operations and corporate culture. Under his leadership, Malaysia Airlines unveiled its Business Turnaround Plan (BTP) in February 2006 which highlighted low yield, an inefficient network and low productivity (overstaffing). The airline headquarters building in downtown Kuala Lumpur has been sold. The new corporate headquarters is now at Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang, Petaling. The Bursa Malaysia or Malaysia Exchange, MYX previously known as Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (KLSE, Bursa Saham Kuala Lumpur in Malay) dates back to 1930 when the Singapore Stockbrokers Association was set up as a formal organisation dealing in securities in Malaya. ... The Bursa Malaysia or Malaysia Exchange, MYX previously known as Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (KLSE, Bursa Saham Kuala Lumpur in Malay) dates back to 1930 when the Singapore Stockbrokers Association was set up as a formal organisation dealing in securities in Malaya. ... is the 335th day of the year (336th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (ICAO airport code: SZB) is an airport located in Subang Jaya, Malaysia. ... Subang is a small town in Petaling district in Selangor, Malaysia. ...


The airline is owned at Penerbangan Malaysia Berhad (PMB) (69.34%), Employees Provident Fund Board (10.72%), Amanah Raya Nominees (Tempatan) Sdn Bhd (5.69%), State Financial Secretary Sarawak (2.71%) and Warisan Harta Sabah (2.4%). It has 19,546 employees (at March 2007).[2]


Subsidiaries

Malaysia Airlines has over 20 subsidiaries and associates including:

Malaysia Airlines Cargo Sdn. Bhd.[4]
MASkargo
MASkargo
Malaysia Airlines Cargo Sdn. Bhd. is a cargo division of Malaysia Airlines and commercially known as MASkargo. It is a cargo carrier based in Advanced Cargo Center in KL International Airport.
MAS Aerotechnologies Sdn. Bhd.
MAS Aerotechnologies Sdn. Bhd. or also known as MAS Aerospace Engineering is an engineering and maintenance division of Malaysia Airlines also known as Malaysian Airlines' Engineering and Maintenance Division. Malaysian Airlines' Engineering and Maintenance Division offers aircraft maintenance, calibration services, engineering & maintenance training and engineering & maintenance support to airline customers, including KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Garuda Indonesia and Royal Brunei Airlines.
MAS Academy Sdn. Bhd.
MAS Academy Sdn. Bhd. is a training facility for employees of Malaysia Airlines. The Academy also provides training for other organisations in airline operations and other related sectors.
MAS Golden Holidays Sdn. Bhd.
Golden Holidays
MAS Golden Holidays Sdn. Bhd. is a division of Malaysia Airlines. Known as Golden Holidays, the division is responsible for marketing and selling Malaysia Airlines holiday packages and tours.
Firefly
Firefly
Firefly
Main article: Firefly (airline)
Launched on April 3rd 2007, Firefly, Malaysia's first community airline, is operated under FlyFirefly Sdn. Bhd., and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Malaysian Airline System Berhad. Operating out of its hub in Penang, Firefly provides exclusive routes daily to Subang, Penang, Kuantan, Kuala Terengganu, Kota Bharu and Langkawi in Malaysia, and 4 times a week to Phuket and Koh Samui in Thailand. Malaysia's First Community Airline, FireFly</ref>
MASwings
Main article: MASwings
MASwings is a newly formed subsidiary of Malaysia Airlines. The airline has taken over the rural air services in Sabah and Sarawak from FlyAsianXpress. MASwings has plans to purchase 10 ATR 72-500 aircraft to replace its 9 Fokker 50. They will also replace the current fleet of DHC-6-300 Twin Otters with the newer "Series 400" model.[5]

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Corporate image

Female uniform - Sarong Kebaya
The design of the Sarong Kebaya was introduced on 1 March 1986. It was designed by the School of Fashion at Mara Institute of Technology (Malay: Institut Teknologi Mara) and later known as Mara University of Technology (Malay: Universiti Teknologi Mara). The batik material depicts the kelarai motif which is a bamboo weave pattern. It appears in the background in subdued hues of the basic uniform colour. Superimposed on the kelarai motif is a mixture of Malaysian flora such as the cempaka, jasmine and the leaves of the hibiscus. The geometric Sarawakian motif is used for the lapels of the baju, edges of sleeves and the sarong.
On 1 January 1993, the colors of the batik were enhanced to complement the color of the male cabin crew's new uniform.
Color Code
  • Sarong Kebaya with yellow flowers are for the Inflight Supervisors.
  • Sarong Kebaya with pink flowers are for the Chief Stewardesses, Leading Stewardesses and Flight Stewardesses.
  • Sarong Kebaya with magenta flowers are for the ground frontliners.
Male uniform - Classic Jackets
Male cabin crews are required to wear the classic jacket whenever they are outside or inside the aircraft. The male uniforms are color-coded.
Color Code
  • Dark shade Ottanio color jackets are for Inflight Supervisors, Chief Stewards, Leading Stewards and Flight Stewards.
  • Light shade Ottanio color jackets are for male ground frontliners.

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Corporate logo

Winged Tiger
The history of the airline started in 1937 when Malayan Airways Limited was registered as a company. Flying operations started in 1947, with the aircraft bearing the symbol of a Winged Tiger. In 1963, the airline was renamed Malaysian Airways Limited when the Federation of Malaysia was formed. Subsequently, Borneo Airways Limited was absorbed by Malaysian Airways Limited.
MSA
In 1965, with the political separation of Singapore from Malaysia, there was continued participation by the governments of Malaysia and Singapore in the airline. In 1967 the company changed its name to Malaysia-Singapore Airline Limited (MSA), which was the joint national air carrier for both countries, and a new logo was introduced.
Moon Kite
1971-1987: The original moon kite
since 1987
since 1987
In 1971, Malaysia-Singapore Airline Limited was separated into two airlines, each with its own policies and objectives, leading to the birth of Malaysia's flag carrier, Malaysian Airline System (MAS) on 3 April 1971. The name was chosen because, in abbreviated form, MAS(as in EMAS) in Malay means gold, to symbolize quality service.
Current logo (since 1987)
A new corporate logo designed by Mara Institute of Technology (Malay: Institut Teknologi Mara) later known as Mara University of Technology (Malay: Universiti Teknologi Mara) was introduced on 15 October 1987, retaining the essence of the moon kite, with a sheared swept-back look.
Along with the new corporate logo, a new type style - MALAYSIA, was created. . It is italicized to slant parallel with the logo to accentuate speed as well as direction. Within this corporate typestyle, the alphabets MAS bear red clippings to denote initials of the statutory name of the airline, Malaysian Airline System (MAS) were added after the original design was rejected by former Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir. The introduction of blue to the original red logo has national significance. The red and blue divides equally in the mid-spine to denote equilibrium.

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Destinations

Under the Business Turnaround Plan (BTP), Malaysia Airlines began restructuring. The plan is based on the hub-and-spoke approach and the new Domestic Rationalism Policy announced by the Government. This resulted in Malaysia Airlines’ domestic routes being restructured from 118 to 22 routes and international routes from 114 to 90. The domestic restructuring plan began in August 2006, whilst the restructuring of the international sector is being phased. Phase one - rerouted flights via KL International Airport as the primary hub and phase two, which required routes to be axed if found unprofitable. Malaysia Airlines flies to the following destinations as of November 2006. ...

Boeing 747-400 in special colours
Boeing 747-400 in special colours
Boeing 777-200ERin Heliconia livery
Boeing 777-200ERin Heliconia livery

The plan is not just to reduce the airline flights but also to improve connectivity and frequency on targeted routes. Previously, Malaysia Airlines only operated 2 daily waves of flight arrivals and departures, but from August 2006, the airline operated 4 waves of flight per day. The airline also launched new flight schedules effective August 2006 to ensure better connectivity. The Boeing 747-400 is the latest version of the Boeing 747 in service. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1200x846, 799 KB) slef made File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1200x846, 799 KB) slef made File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Boeing 777 is a family of long-range wide-body twin-engine airliners built by Boeings Commercial Airplanes division. ...

International
As of August 2006, Malaysia Airlines flies to 58 destinations worldwide plus 16 destinations within Malaysia. In cooperation with codeshare partner airlines, the airline serves a further 23 destinations worldwide. It was the first airline in Southeast Asia to fly to South Africa following the demise of apartheid and the only airline in Southeast Asia that serves South America via its services to Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 2006, it suspended its routes to Manchester, Vienna, Fukuoka, Chengdu, Nagoya, Xi'an, Cairo, Kolkata, Ahmedabad and Zurich under its Business Turnaround Plan. Beginning 2008, the airline operated new destinations with Macau and Yogyakarta being the latest edition to its list of destinations. The airline may even reinstate routes that used to be served.
Domestic
The implementation of Domestic Rationalism Policy in August 2006, saw Malaysia Airlines lose its non-trunk domestic routes and it will operate only 19 trunk routes within Malaysia. The national carrier operates 7 trunk routes between KL International Airport (KLIA) and Peninsular Malaysia cities, 6 trunk routes between KLIA and Sabah/Sarawak, and 6 trunk routes within Sabah and Sarawak. However, in July 2006, Malaysia Airlines will fly to 3 additional non-trunk routes increasing its domestic routes to 22.
A domestic route map of direct flights operated by Malaysia Airlines as of February 10, 2008.
A domestic route map of direct flights operated by Malaysia Airlines as of February 10, 2008.
Rural Air Services
From its creation, up until 31 July 2006, Malaysia Airlines provided air links between remote areas of East Malaysia and its urban centers through Rural Air Services (RAS). Using the 19-seater Twin Otter aircraft, Malaysia Airlines provided services to the airstrips in Bakalalan, Bario, Belaga, Kudat, Lawas, Limbang, Mukah, Long Akah, Long Banga, Long Lelang, Long Seridan, Marudi, Mulu and Tomanggong. The loss making RAS was inherited by Malaysia Airlines through the creation of Malaysian Airline System (MAS), from 1971 until 2006. The service is now operated by MASWings, a newly formed subsidiary wholly owned by Malaysia Airlines, which previously operated by FlyAsianXpress

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Fleet

Passenger

The Malaysia Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft as of March 2008:[6][7]

Malaysia Airlines Fleet
Aircraft Total Passengers
(First/Golden Club/Economy)
Routes Notes
ATR 72 (20 orders) ? Domestic , International short haul 10 to firefly,10 to MAS Wings
Airbus A330-200 3 224 (0/42/182 International long haul All with PTV , leased
Airbus A330-300 11 294 (0/44/250)
302 (0/42/260)
International short-medium haul Portable Media Player provided for Business Class passengers
Airbus A380-800 (6 orders) International long haul Entry into service: 2008
Boeing 737-400 37 140 (12/0/128) Domestic/Regional short haul Exit from service: 2014
Boeing 747-400 11 359 (12/41/306)
384 (18/50/316)
International medium-long haul All with AVOD
Boeing 777-200ER 17 282 (0/35/247) International medium-long haul All With AVOD

The ATR 72 is a twin-turboprop short-haul regional airliner built in France by the ATR company (Avions de Transport gional). ... Air Canada Airbus A330 The Airbus A330 is a large_capacity medium_to_long_range commercial passenger airplane manufactured by Airbus. ... Air Canada Airbus A330 The Airbus A330 is a large_capacity medium_to_long_range commercial passenger airplane manufactured by Airbus. ... The Airbus A380 is a double-deck, wide-body, four-engine airliner manufactured by the European corporation Airbus, an EADS subsidiary. ... 737 in new Boeing Colors. ... The Boeing 747-400 is the latest version of the Boeing 747 in service. ... The Boeing 777 is a family of long-range wide-body twin-engine airliners built by Boeings Commercial Airplanes division. ...

Cargo

Malaysia Airlines Cargo Fleet
Aircraft Total Cargo Capacity
(kg)
Notes
Boeing 747-200F 4 100,000kg
Boeing 747-400F 2 120,000kg

Notes The Boeing 747, sometimes nicknamed the Jumbo Jet,[4][5] is a long-haul, widebody commercial airliner manufactured by Boeing in the United States. ... The Boeing 747, which is also known as the jumbo jet, is the second largest passenger airliner after the Airbus A380. ...

-RNSD aircraft is a refurbished aircraft with brand new cabin features.
-As of November 2007, the average age of Malaysia Airlines' fleet was 11.2 years

The airline flies Boeing 747-400, Boeing 777-200ER and Airbus A330-200 aircraft mainly for medium to long haul international routes, while the Boeing 737-400 & Airbus A330-300 aircraft are used for shorter international and domestic flights departing from KL International Airport, Kota Kinabalu International Airport, Penang International Airport and Kuching International Airport. The Boeing 747, sometimes nicknamed the Jumbo Jet,[4][5] is a long-haul, widebody commercial airliner manufactured by Boeing in the United States. ... The Boeing 777 is a family of long-range wide-body twin-engine airliners built by Boeings Commercial Airplanes division. ... Air Canada Airbus A330 The Airbus A330 is a large_capacity medium_to_long_range commercial passenger airplane manufactured by Airbus. ...


Fleet Expansions

Airbus A380 MSN001 with Malaysia Airlines stickers
Airbus A380 MSN001 with Malaysia Airlines stickers
  • On April 26, 2007, MAS has put a proposal to Boeing and Airbus for up to 55 aircraft to replace the 737-400s and has shown interest in purchasing 55 wide-bodied aircraft for its long haul service, rumored to be the Boeing 747-8, Airbus A350 or the Boeing 787.[8]
  • On April 28, 2007, Idris Jala announced that they are looking at options regarding the future of their A380 order. They are:
  • a compensation payment for the delay in delivery of the superjumbos,[9]
  • cancelling the order

They have yet to decide on the matter. However, MAS parent company Penerbangan Malaysia Berhad is still in talks with Airbus parent company EADS for the A380 delay & delivery date.[10] Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (1200 × 800 pixel, file size: 277 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (1200 × 800 pixel, file size: 277 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... The Airbus A380 is a double-deck, wide-body, four-engine airliner manufactured by the European corporation Airbus, an EADS subsidiary. ... is the 116th day of the year (117th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The Boeing 747-8 is the latest variant of the Boeing 747, officially announced in 2005. ... A350 redirects here. ... The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a mid-sized, wide-body, twin engine jet airliner currently in production by Boeing Commercial Airplanes and scheduled to enter service in November 2008. ... is the 118th day of the year (119th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Historic

List of aircraft that Malaysia Airlines and its predecessor companies have flown in the past.[11]

Malaysia Airlines Retired Fleet
Aircraft Total Exit From Service Notes
Airbus A300 6 July 1995
Airbus A310 1 October 1990
Airbus A330-200 2 October 2007
Airbus A330-300 2 (11 still in service)
Boeing 707 10 February 1980
Boeing 737-100 5 September 1972
Boeing 737-200 23 March 1978
Boeing 737-400 36 (37 still in service)
Boeing 737-500 9 October 2000
Boeing 737-700 BBJ 1 June 2003
Boeing 737-800 2 March 2006 Leased out from Travel Service Airlines
Boeing 747-200 4 October 2005
Boeing 747-300 1 April 2002
Boeing 747-400 8 (13 still in service)
Bristol Britannia 9 1963 Malayan Airways leased from BOAC 1961-1963
Britten Norman Islander 4
De Havilland Canada Comet 7 November 1969 5 operated by Malaysian Airways/
Malaysia-Singapore Airlines 1965-1969,
2 leased to Malaysia-Singapore Airlines
from BOAC 1967-1969
De Havilland Canada DHC Beaver
De Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 7 August 2006
Fokker F27 20
Fokker F50 12 August 2006 Now operated by MAS subsidiaries,
MASWings,
Firefly albeit only 10 of them
Douglas DC-3
Douglas DC-4
Lockheed Super Constellation
McDonnell Douglas DC-10 6 March 2000
McDonnell Douglas MD-11 6 March 2000
Twin Pioneers 2
Vickers Viscount 2 September 1963 Malayan Airways 1959-1963

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Cabin

Malaysia Airlines offers travel classes First, Golden Club, and Economy Class.


First Class

The newer version of First Class was introduced in 2005 and is only available on the Boeing 747-400 with 12 or 18 seats. It features a 180 degree flat bed seat with a pitch of 80" and a width of 20.5". The passenger can choose from a variety of positions at the touch of a button. The seat also doubles as a visitor’s seat. There is a 115 AC power outlet for the notebook or electronic devices, 15-inch LCD touch screen monitor for Select 3000i that can be stowed away when not in use and a personal controller unit. Amenity kit and a turn down seat service is available on all flights, where the cabin crew will transform the seat into a bed. First Class cabins are fitted with mood lighting system where it is synchronised with the time and duration of the journey which enables passengers to adjust to the destinations' time zone, reducing the effects of jetlag. First class sleeper cabin on American Airlines. ... Jet lag (or jet-lag) is a physical condition caused by crossing multiple time zones during flight. ...

New business class
New business class

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Golden Club Class

Business Class or Golden Club Class is available on all of Malaysia Airlines fleet. The newer business class that was introduced in 2005 can only be found on Boeing 747-400 which has 41 seats , Boeing 777-200ER which has 35 seats. It features 171 degree lie flat seat with a pitch of 58" on the Boeing 747s and the Boeing 777s. The seat is a width of 20.25" which is electronically controlled that can choose from a variety of positions at the touch of a button. There is a 10.4-inch LCD touch screen monitor, a personal controller unit and a 115 AC power outlet for other devices into. Other business class are available on Airbus A330-300 series feature recliners. Apart from First Class cabins, Golden Club Class cabins are also fitted with mood lighting system where it is synchronised with the time and duration of the journey which enables passengers to adjust to the destinations' time zone, reducing the effects of jetlag. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Virgin Atlantic Airways Boeing 747-400 Tinker Belle taxiing to the take off point at London Heathrow Airport The Boeing 747-400 is at present the only model of the Boeing 747 in production and will remain the largest commercial airliner in service until the introduction of the Airbus A380. ... The Boeing 777 is a family of long-range wide-body twin-engine airliners built by Boeings Commercial Airplanes division. ... LCD redirects here. ... Nintendo DS Touch screen A touch screen is an input/output device that allows the user to interact with the computer by touching the display screen. ... Air Canada Airbus A330 The Airbus A330 is a large_capacity medium_to_long_range commercial passenger airplane manufactured by Airbus. ... Jet lag (or jet-lag) is a physical condition caused by crossing multiple time zones during flight. ...


Economy Class

Economy Class is available on all of Malaysia Airlines fleet. The seats feature a pitch of 34" and width of 17" with foot rests and lumbar support except B737-400. On Boeing 747-400, Boeing 777-200ER and Airbus A330-200, it offers a 6.5" Personal TV located behind each seat and footrest located below the seat in front while the Airbus A330-300 only offers audio entertaiment with a movie or 2 to be viewed by every passenger on the overhead LCD screen while the Boeing 737-400 is a standard seat only. 2 or rarely 3 choices of meals will be served to passengers on medium and long haul flights while mealboxes will be served to passenger on certain short haul flights. Orange Juice, Mineral Water, Coffee and Tea (selection of either Chinese Tea or English Tea) are the usual choices of beverages. Beer, Wine and other beverages are also available but only on international flights. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


In-flight entertainment

Select 3000i Portable Media Player
Select 3000i Portable Media Player

Select is the in-flight entertainment system of Malaysia Airlines. There are three types of Select, Select 3000i and Select Mainscreen. However, Boeing 737-400 doesn't have Select Mainscreen or Select 3000i and doesn't offer audio entertainment or an overhead screen. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,024 × 768 pixels, file size: 379 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (1,024 × 768 pixels, file size: 379 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ...

Select 3000i
All Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 and Boeing 747 aircraft are fitted with the Select 3000i. Passengers can choose over 500 hours of audio and video programming. With 200 music CDs and 50 on-demand movies and television shows available, passengers can start, stop, forward and rewind their selected programme at will. A touch screen personal TV is available for First Class passengers and Golden Club Class (Business Class) on board Boeing 747-400 and Boeing 777-200ER aircraft. Select 3000i is developed by Panasonic Avionics Corporation. Apart from offering programs in 14 languages, Select 3000i also offers free language lessons in 22 languages.[12]
Select 3000i Portable Media Player
Developed by e.Digital Corporation, Select 3000i Portable Media Player is an inflight entertainment system provided to Malaysia Airlines' Business Class passengers on selected regional, semi-long haul A330-300 aircraft on North and South Asia routes. Passengers can choose over 100 hours of on-demand movies, TV shows, and sports. The system is similarly used by Lufthansa, Air France-KLM and Alitalia.[13][14]
Select Mainscreen
This is available on the Airbus A330 series . The Airbus A330-300 does not have personal screen and offers only audio entertaiment. Movies are played on the mainscreen and also the overhead screen. The Airbus A330-200 have a personal tv screen on every seat but only offers limited choice of entertainment.

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Frequent flyer programs

Malaysia Airlines has two frequent flyer programs, Grads for Students by Malaysia Airlines (Grads) and Enrich by Malaysia Airlines (Enrich). Grads is a frequent flyer program with benefits designed for students. Enrich by Malaysia Airlines is a frequent flyer program for frequent travelers that comprises a variety of airlines, banks, credit card issuers, hotels and lifestyle retailers around the world.


Enrich by Malaysia Airlines

On September 30, 1987, Malaysian Airline System introduced the Esteemed Traveller frequent flyer program. In the early 1990s, Malaysia Airlines, Cathay Pacific Airways, Thai Airways International and Singapore Airlines launched their joint Asian frequent flyer program Passages. The joint program was officially dissolved in 1999 and the Enrich frequent flyer program made its debut after the split from Passages. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Cathay Pacific Airways Limited (國泰航空有限公司 Pinyin (in Mandarin Chinese):Guótài Hángkōng Yŏuxiàn Gōngsī, abbreviated 國泰) is an Asian commercial airline based in Hong Kong. ... Headquarters Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (Thai: ) (SET: THAI) is the national air carrier of Thailand, operating out of Suvarnabhumi Airport, and is a founding member of the Star Alliance network. ... Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-400 9V-SPA takes off from London Heathrow Airport bound for Singapore Changi Airport. ... Passages is a musical album in the style of chamber music co-composed by Ravi Shankar and Philip Glass and released in 1990 by RCA Victor. ...

Enhanced Enrich
On July 12, 2006, Malaysia Airlines introduced its enhanced Enrich frequent flyer program. The program is now known as Enrich by Malaysia Airlines (Enrich), modeled after its more successful frequent flyer program Grads for Students by Malaysia Airlines. One of the enhancements in the program was the introduction of the Enrich Silver membership, which focuses on economy class travelers, while retaining the other memberships – Enrich Blue, Enrich Gold and Enrich Platinum.
Member
Enrich current membership of one million is spread over 240 countries, with the strongest in Malaysia at about 60%, followed by Australia (14%), Singapore, Britain and the US. Enrich membership numbers have been growing at an average of 23 percent per year, well above the industry’s average of 18 percent. Enrich members clocked in a total of 2.5 billion miles in 2005.
Benefits
There are four levels of Enrich memberships, each offering privileges including priority check-in, priority standby, extra baggage allowance, amongst others. Miles can be accrued on qualifying Malaysia Airlines services, as well through partners, including airlines, hotels, car rental agencies and credit card companies. Miles accrued by members allow for redemption for free travel, free upgrades and other complimentary services.
Partners
Members of Enrich are able to accrue miles on qualifying flights/stays on the Enrich Partners such as:[15]

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Grads

Grads for Students
GRADS is Malaysia Airlines' frequent flyer program for students above 12 years old. The program enables students holding the membership card to enjoy benefits from Malaysia Airlines and partners merchant outlets.
Benefits[17]
Students holding GRADS membership card are entitled for discounted airfare, and also discounts on partners merchant outlets.

Codeshare & Partners agreements

Malaysia Airlines has codesharing partnerships with 25 airlines – including four from SkyTeam, two from oneworld and seven from Star Alliance - and is close to signing further codeshare deals in India and Turkey. [18][19] Code sharing is a business term used in the airline industry for a procedure whereby one airline operates a service using its own flight number, e. ...

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Incidents & accidents

Malaysia Airlines is accredited by IATA with the IOSA (IATA Operations Safety Audit).


There have been two accidents involving passenger fatalities on Malaysia Airlines.Total death are 134 fatalities.

  • 15 September 1995 - A Fokker F50 (9M-MGH) crashed during approach in Tawau, Sabah due to wind shear. 34 passengers were killed.

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  • 15 March 2000 - An Airbus A330-300 (9M-MKB) was damaged by a chemical called oxalyl chloride which leaked from canisters when unloading, causing damage to the fuselage. The 5 year old Airbus was damaged and was written off.
  • 30 November 2003 - A cable in a Boeing 777-200ER that allows pilots to turn the plane on the ground had snapped before the Bombay-bound jet was to take off. The incident came just weeks after several wires on an Airbus A330-300 bound for Australia were found to have been cut shortly before take-off. Three of the airline's staff were arrested and later released over what a spokesman described as an act of vandalism, not sabotage.[22] The government and police regarded both incidents as sabotage.
  • 1 August 2005 - A Boeing 777-200ER (9M-MRG) made an emergency landing in Perth after the fly-by-wire primary flight control and autopilot failed to operate.
  • 3 November 2006- A Boeing 777-200 (9M-MRI) encountered problems shortly after lifting out of Arlanda Airport in Stockholm, Sweden, when the #1 jet engine on the left wing catastrophically failed, and burst into flames. Although the crew did not initially get any indication in the cockpit that something was wrong, they were forced to turn back to Stockholm, where the plane landed safely[23]
  • 23 November 2007- An Airbus A330-300 flying to Seoul which took off from KLIA at 1:10am made an emergency landing at Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam after smoke was detected in its cargo compartment. The aircraft landed safely in Ho Chi Minh City at 3:11 am.[24]
  • 24 November 2007 - An Airbus A330-300 from Guangzhou was forced to circle KLIA due to landing gear malfunction. The crew manage to lower the landing gear manually and the flight landed safely, although the runway had to be closed due to spillage[25]

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References

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  1. ^ Malaysia Airlines Destinations
  2. ^ a b c "Directory: World Airlines", Flight International, 2007-04-10, p. 46. 
  3. ^ Malaysia Airlines IOSA Profile
  4. ^ http://www.maskargo.com/module.php?folder=about&filename=about "MASkargo: Corporate Info"]
  5. ^ MASWings to replace Fokkers with ATR planes by 2009
  6. ^ Malaysia Airlines Fleet Information
  7. ^ "AeroMalaysia: Malaysia Airlines: Current Fleet"
  8. ^ Malaysia Airlines invites Airbus, Boeing to bid for new planes - report
  9. ^ Airbus To Compensate MAS For Delay In Delivery Of A380 Superjumbo
  10. ^ Options undertaken in regards to the delay of A380
  11. ^ "AeroMalaysia: Malaysia Airlines: Former Fleet"
  12. ^ LESSONS IN FLIGHTAround the World
  13. ^ eDigital eVU
  14. ^ Malaysia Airlines Successfully Launches e.Digital's Portable 8" eVUTM IFE System and Services
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  16. ^ Virgin Blue (DJ) now joins Malaysia Airlines, Enrich Loyalty programme.
  17. ^ Grads for Students Benefits
  18. ^ Malaysia Airlines Codeshare Partners
  19. ^ Network strategy returns tidy profits for Malaysia Airlines
  20. ^ Malaysia Airlines Begins Codesharing With Alitalia
  21. ^ Malaysia Airlines Begins Codesharing With South African Airways
  22. ^ Wires of B777 cut off
  23. ^ MAS B777 Stockholm Incident
  24. ^ MAS flight diverted
  25. ^ MAS plane lands safely

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External links

  • Malaysia Airlines - Official website
  • Malaysia Airlines latest timetable - Official website
  • Penerbangan Malaysia Berhad - Parent Company

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