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 Expatriate Malaysia Travel Guide -
Malaysia Airlines System, MAS

 
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
+603-7846-3000
(If calling from overseas)
or visit www.malaysiaairlines.com

Related Links:
- KLIA 2 - the new LCCT
-
Airlines Contact and Flights information

- KLIA Express linking KL City  & KL International Airport
- AirAsia Low Cost Airline

- Firefly Malaysia
- Malindo Air

 


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