Malaysia Airlines is the flag carrier of the nation and operates from its home base, Kuala Lumpur International Airport. It has a secondary hub located at Kota Kinabalu and Kuching. The airline is headquartered at the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport, which is in Greater Kuala Lumpur.
The brand first took to the skies in 1947 under the name of Malayan Airways Limited. In 1963, this was changed to Malaysian Airlines. When Singapore separated from Malaysia in 1965, the airline was renamed Malaysia-Singapore Airlines. In 1972, the airlines separated and Malaysian Airline System was born. Finally, it was rebranded to its current name of Malaysia Airlines.
Malaysian Air has been winning several awards under various categories since 2011. The most recent are Asia's Leading Airline by World Travel Awards 2013 and The World's 5-Star Airline Award by Skytrax World Airline Awards 2013.
The airline has about 100 airplanes in service currently. It has Airbus A330-300 and A380-800 as well as Boeing 737-400, 737-800 and Boeing 777-200ER aircraft. Besides, it has a separate cargo fleet.
Malaysia Airlines currently flies to 87 destinations across the world, spanning six continents. On its Middle East sector, it covers Abu Dhabi (UAE), Bahrain, Jeddah, Doha, Dubai.
Malaysia Airlines offers First, Business and Economy classes of travel. You can select a seat of your choice as well as choose from a range of in-flight entertainment options. Malaysia Airlines online booking is available through MHmobile, an app that allows you to book a flight when on the go. PayPal is also an accepted mode of payment. The MHkiosk offers the entire range of services, right from baggage status to paperless booking, offered by Malaysia Airlines on your iPad. The Malaysia Airlines online check-in is also available.
The Malaysia Airlines baggage allowance is generous. As a First Class passenger, you can carry 50 kg, Business Class entitles you to 40 kg and Economy allows 30 kg. Your luggage should be in bags not exceeding 62 inches in size. For an infant, a single bag, no bigger than 45 inches, is allowed as cabin baggage.
Along with this, one collapsible pushchair/stroller or bassinet is permitted. The entire weight permissible for an infant should not exceed 10 kg. A single piece of baggage should not exceed 32 kg in total. This is irrespective of class. All bulky items like musical instruments and sports gear will have to be checked in, but only after they are fit into protective covers.
Enrich Platinum members are allowed additional 100% baggage, irrespective of class of travel. Similarly, Enrich Gold are allowed 50% extra and Enrich Silver passengers gets 5 kg extra. GRADS are permitted 10 kg more of baggage on non-promotional fares.
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