Founded 1 May 1947 (66 years ago) (as
Commenced operations 1 October 1972
(41 years ago)
Hubs Kuala Lumpur International Airport
Secondary hubs Kota Kinabalu International
Kuching International Airport
Fleet size 98
Tan Sri Md Nor Yus of (Chairman)
Ahmad Jauhari Yahya (Managing Director)
Destinations 61 exl. code-share and
Company slogan "Going beyond
Parent company Penerbangan Malaysia
Berhad (Government Holding Company)
Headquarters Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport
Subang, Selangor, malaysia.
I. To be the Preferred Premier Carrier
Our Journey towards making this Vision a reality
requires us to:
I. Put our People first and be the Employer of Choice
II. Anticipate, consistently deliver and exceed
III. Build on our recognized personalized and sincere
'Malaysian Hospitality‘ service
IV. Innovate to make travel and doing business with us
V. Sustainable value creation for our shareholders
Malaysia Airlines experienced its worst loss in
FY2005, with RM1.25 billion losses. Since then,
the Business Turnaround Plan was introduced to
revive the airline, in the year 2006.
At the end of the airline's turnaround program, in
financial year 2007, Malaysia Airlines gained
RM851 million net profit: a swing of RM987
million compared to RM134 million in losses in
FY2006, marking the national carrier’s highest-
ever profit in its 60-year history.
The achievement was recognized as the world’s
best airline-turnaround story in 2007.
Malaysia Airlines being awarded the Phoenix
award by Penton Media's Air Transport World:
the leading monthly magazine covering the
global airline industry.
In 2003, Malaysia Airlines’ parent company, Penerbangan
Malaysia Berhad, signed a Contract with Airbus to
purchase six Airbus A380-800 aircraft.
On 7 June 2011, the first A380 for Malaysia Airlines
entered into final assembly phase at the Airbus Final
Assembly Line in Toulouse, France. On 20 October, the
A380 makes its maiden test flight from Toulouse to
Hamburg upon completion of the final assembly & system
Malaysia Airlines first A380 to arrive in Kuala Lumpur on
19 June 2012. Malaysia Airlines A380 inaugural flight from
Kuala Lumpur to London on 1 July 2012.
Malaysia Airlines introduced double daily Airbus A380
flights on the London route on 24 November 2012, Paris
route is effective daily from 1 March 2013 and Hong Kong
route on 1 May 2013.
13 3/10 0 36 247 283
All with New Product
Features consistent with
Airbus A380 and Boeing
6 — 8 66 420 494
16 — 0 16 128 144 To be retired until 2014.
15 — 0 16 150 166 Leased
27 24/10 0 16 144 160 Replacement of 737-400
15 — 0 35 247 282
Exit from service in 2016.
2 Aircraft reserved for Hajj
and Charter services.
Malaysia Airlines operates a fleet of aircraft with two-
cabin and three-cabin configurations. The 777-200
fleet has a two-cabin configuration, with Golden Club
Class and Economy Class. The Airbus A380 fleet has a
three-cabin configuration, also including First Class.
The Airbus A330-300, Boeing 737-800 and Boeing
737-400 aircraft have a two-cabin configuration.
Lounges are maintained at the following airports:
There have been two accidents involving
passenger fatalities on Malaysia Airlines, with a
total of 134 fatalities:
4 December 1977 - Malaysia Airlines Flight 653,
a Boeing 737-200 (9M-MBD) was hijacked and
crashed in Tanjung Kupang, Johor, killing all 100
people aboard. It remains the deadliest crash of
all time in Malaysia up to this day.
15 September 1995 - Malaysia Airlines Flight
2133, a Fokker 50 (9M-MGH) crashed during
approach in Tawau, Sabah due to pilot error. 34
people were killed.