Malaysia Airlines System, MAS
Malaysia Airlines System MAS
Malaysia Airlines, the national carrier of Malaysia, is recognised
as one of Asia's largest, flying more than 14 million passengers
last year to over 100 destinations across 6 continents.
Malaysia Airlines' had its humble beginning in the golden age of
travel. A joint initiative of the Ocean Steamship Company of
Liverpool, the Straits Steamship of Singapore and Imperial Airways
led to a proposal to the government of the Colonial Straits
Settlement to run an air service between Penang and Singapore. The
result was the incorporation of Malayan Airways Limited (MAL) on
October 12, 1937. On 02 April 1947, MAL took to the skies with its
first commercial flight as the national airline. Fuelled by a young
and dynamic team of visionaries, the domestic carrier turned into an
international airline in less than a decade.
With the formation of Malaysia in 1963, the airline changed its name
to Malaysian Airlines Limited and soon after, Borneo Airways was
incorporated into MAL. Within 20 years, MAL had grown from a single
aircraft operator into a company with 2,400 employees and a fleet
operator using the then latest Comet IV jet aircraft, six F27s,
eight DCs and two Pioneers. In 1965, with the separation of
Singapore from Malaysia, MAL became a bi-national airline and was
renamed Malaysia-Singapore Airlines (MSA). A new logo was introduced
and the airline grew exponentially with new services to Perth,
Taipei, Rome and London. However, in 1973, the partners went
separate ways; Malaysia introduced Malaysian Airline Limited, which
subsequently was renamed Malaysian Airline System, or simply known
as Malaysia Airlines. Today, Malaysia Airlines flies nearly 50,000
passengers daily to some 100 destinations worldwide.
The airline holds a lengthy record of service and best practices
excellence, having received more than 100 awards in the last 10
years. The most notable ones include being the first airline to with
the "World's Best Cabin Crew" by Skytrax UK consecutively from 2001
until 2004, "5-star Airline" in 2005 and 2006, as well as No.1 for
"Economy Class Onboard Excellence 2006" also by Skytrax UK.
For more information, contact: Malaysia Airlines Kuala Lumpur Office
24-hour toll-free hotline at 1-300-88-3000 or
(If calling from overseas)
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