Malaysia Airlines - Airline Information
Malaysia Airlines is the national airline of Malaysia. The airline offers services from a range of Australian cities including Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth to Asia (incl. Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Phuket, Penang, Langkawi, Bali and more), Europe (incl London, Paris, Rome and more) and the Middle East. The airline flies to over 100 destinations, moving almost 50,000 passengers per day.
Why Fly On Malaysia Airlines
Founded in 1971, Malaysia Airlines is privileged and proud to have achieved more than 100 awards over the years. Recently, in 2012 and 2013 they received the World’s 5-Star Airline Award by Skytrax. In addition they received the Skytrax World’s Best Cabin Staff Award in 2012
Malaysia Airlines operates flights from its home hub Kuala Lumpur International Airport and a secondary hub at Kota Kinabalu and Kuching.
Although the airline has suffered from three periods of unprofitability and partially due to fuel price increases, their financial performance has improved as a result of some financial restructuring through a business turnaround and its route rationalization program in 2013. In 2007, the airline gained the highest ever profits in its history, and received recognition for the best turnaround. Malaysia Airlines currently has over 20 subsidiaries of which 13 of them are fully owned by them. Most recently, Malaysia Airlines joined the Oneworld Alliance in 2013.
The airline has also been a key player in the Kangaroo Route, where the airline provides onward connections from main European gateways to Australian and New Zealand gateways via Kuala Lumpur International Airport, all within 5 hours.
Malaysia Airline Flights
Malaysia Airlines operates flights in Southeast Asia, South Asia, East Asia, and Middle East and the Kangaroo Route between Europe and Australasia. It also operates transpacific flights from Kuala Lumpur to Los Angele, via Tokyo.
As of December 2013 Malaysia Airlines operates a total of 102 aircraft, most of which are Boeing 737-800. They fly to 87 destinations across 6 continents. They also have codeshare agreements with over 25 airlines.
Malaysia Airlines Holidays and Vacations
When you visit their website, you won’t want to miss the Deals of the Day and Golden Holidays when searching for your next holiday or vacation.
The Deals of the Day are for flight specials only, at their best prices. However, there are specific booking periods in addition to specific travel periods.
Golden Holidays are basically a wide variety of all-inclusive holiday packages to fit just about any budget. They do have feature destinations such as Beach Holidays where you can simply enjoy sandy beaches, and plenty of sunshine and relaxation. If you choose the Cultural Heritage package then you’ll be dancing to tribal drums and enjoying cultural dishes including a visit to all of the heritage sites. The Nature and adventure is as its name implies. You’ll visit ancient rainforests and explore the jungle wildlife including a visit to the Mulu caves and the Crocodile Farm of Malaysia.
On Board Malaysia Airlines
All of the aircraft have an Economy and a Business Class section. Although, First Class is only available on Airbus A380 aircraft. Babies are banned from first class and have been widely criticized for this. Their reason for this decision is that they received far too many complaints from passengers that paid a high price for their tickets and couldn’t get a full nights rest from crying babies. In addition to this the airline banned children under the age of 12 from the upper deck as the upper deck was for business travelers.
First Class has the widest seats in the sky on the A380 aircraft. There are only 8 semi-enclosed suites with a 23 inch flat screen television and only on flights to Hong Kong, London Heathrow and Paris Charles de Gaulle.
Economy Class is available on all of the flights of Malaysia Airlines. The seats are approximately 17- 17.25 inches wide and a 6.5 inch personal TV that is behind every seat. Some of the older planes have a foot rest that is below the seat in front.
Three types of inflight entertainment systems are offered onboard Malaysia Airlines depending on which class of seating you are in and the type of aircraft you are on. The Select 3000i is found mostly on First Class and Business Class areas of the cabin. It features audio and video in 14 languages and a touch-screen personal TV. The Select 3000i Portable Media Player is found on most Business Class flights for regional and semi-long hauls. Movies, TV shows and sports are featured on this equipment.
The Select Mainscreen is primarily used in Economy Class and feature a 15 inch dropdown retractable LCD screens at every 4th seat row in the portion of the aircraft.
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Malaysian offers three travel classes on its international flight services including Economy Class, Business Class and First Class. Domestic services within Malaysia typically only feature two classes (Economy and Business).
Malaysia Airlines Business Class
Business Class seating features wide comfortable seats with in-seat power supply and USB port and the new Select 3000i entertainment system that is on a 15.4 inch touch screen panel. The seats do have recline ability. Meals for First Class and Business travelers are available as Chef-On -Call. This feature allow passengers to pre order their meal on a selection of over 25 meal options. However, meals must be ordered 24 hours prior to your flight.
According to the Malaysian Airlines website, first class is “all about luxury, space and comfort”. First class passengers can enjoy flat bed seat (within the privacy of a curved shell) on select aircraft. Additional comfort is provided by the memory (preset) seat positions and electronic seat massage features. Every seat features an individual foot rest which doubles as a visitor's seat, whilst a 15-inch LCD touch-screen monitor is offered for entertainment as well as a range of fine dining options.
Malaysia Airlines Economy Class was voted as number one for “Economy Class onboard excellence 2006” by Skytrax UK. Economy class passengers can enjoy a range of in-flight entertainment and dining options. Malaysian Airlines also offers some of the most competitive flights from Australia to Asia and Europe.
Malaysia Airline Lounges
Known as the Golden Lounge for eligible members, it is the airport lounge for Malaysia Airlines First Class, Golden Club Class passenger and Enrich Platinum and Enrich Gold, eligible Oneworld and code-share partner members. The Golden Lounges are maintained in 14 Lounges throughout the world.
The clubs all have open bars and food catering along with services such as business centres, and child care centres.
Malaysia Air – Enrich Frequent Flyer
Malaysia Airlines operates a frequent flyer programme called Enrich, which as Blue, Silver, Gold and Platinum membership levels. Members may earn points through flights with Malaysia Airlines or airline partners and through transactions with other travel and non-travel partners. Enrich members may earn free flights, upgrades, lounge access and priority check in (dependent upon membership level). Platinum members may be accompanied to the Golden Lounge by two guests, while Gold members may bring one companion.
Booking Your Flights with Malaysia Airlines
Tickets can be purchased online through Malaysia Airlines secure website or you can call the 24 hour call centre. Better yet, you can use your mobile phone to book your next flight on their mobile site or download the mobile app onto your smartphone and Malaysia Airlines will be right at your side.
Top destinations for this airline include Aberdeen,
Bandar Seri Begwan,
For more information go to http://www.malaysiaairlines.com.au or contact them at; 16 Spring St,
Sydney NSW 2000
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