Malaysia Airlines was initially born as Malayan Airways Limited in October 1937, through a joint initiative between the Ocean Steamship Company of Liverpool, the Straits Steamship of Singapore and Imperial Airways which led to a proposal to the Colonial Straits Settlement government to run an air service between Penang and Singapore. In April 1947, MAL took to the skies with its first commercial flight as the national airline. Malaysia Airlines Limited was created some years later, in 1963 and in 1965, with the separation of Singapore from Malaysia, Malaysian Airlines Limited became a bi-national airline being renamed Malaysia-Singapore Airlines (MSA). The airline demonstrated positive signs of growth when a new logo was introduced as well as new services to Perth, Taipei, Rome and London. In 1972, however the partners went separate ways and Malaysia introduced Malaysian Airline Limited, subsequently renamed as Malaysian Airline System, taking to the skies in October of the same year. Branded as Malaysia Airlines, the airline continues to operate as the country’s national flag carrier and in 2013 became a fully-fledged member of oneworld alliance. This agreement has connected the airline to some 850 destinations in 150 countries across the oneworld alliance network.Malaysian Airlines are headquartered in Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang, Selangor, Greater Kuala Lumpur, and operate flights out of its main hub at Kuala Lumpur International Airport and from its secondary hubs in Kota Kinabalu and Kuching to destinations throughout Asia as well as some destinations in Europe and Oceania.The airline was renationlised in August 2014 when the Malaysian government's sovereign wealth fund Khazanah Nasional, which already owned 69.37% of the airline, announced its intention to purchase remaining ownership from minority shareholders and remove the airline from Malaysia's stock exchange. Malaysia Airlines holds a lengthy record of excellent service, having received more than 100 awards over the last decade.
Malaysia Airlines cabin luggage information
This allowance differs depending on class of travel.
If you are travelling First Class/Business Class then two pieces of baggage is allowed per person.
If in Economy Class only one item per person is accepted. Each cabin baggage must not exceed 7kg and 35x55x25 cm (total 115 cm) in dimension.
In addition to your carry-on luggage, you are allowed to carry an additiona personal item as cabin baggage, such as a briefcase, handbag, carry cot.
Your checked luggage allowance depends on your travel class of ticket purchased.ç
If travelling first class, you are entitled to two items of checked luggage, weighing a maximum of 50 kg (110 lbs) which do not exceed 158 cm (62 inch) in size.
Business class allows you to check in 2 items of luggage also, weighing 40 kg (88 lbs) and not exceeding the aforementioned dimensions.
If travelling Economy class, although 2 pieces of luggage are allowed, the weight allowance is a maximum of 30 kg (66 lbs) and the dimensions are the same as previous.
News about Malaysia Airlines
Malaysia Airlines is considering a ""modular product model"" says the carrier's new CEO, with an aim of offering better value to passengers and drive up sales.The fact that the airline does not have a premium economy product means that there is a large difference in price between its premium offering and its lowest travel class. By offering customers the possibility of flying in business without the additional ""frills"" like lounge access, extra checked baggage or mileage accrual, MAS would be able to to reduce the cost of business class, at the same time as opening up the premium cabin to those that were previously priced out of it.
Malaysia Airlines announced they are to undergo a complete overhaul as it restructures a new company, with a rebranding that will be unveiled next week and changes planned to its fleet and network strategies. Malaysia Airlines has seen successive years of losses, have suffered huge damage to its brand when flight MH370, disappeared in March last year, in what is now one of the greatest mysteries in aviation history. Analysts say that apart from the brand, the key to a revival will be their ability to reduce costs, deploy capacity more efficiently, and create a profitable network that takes advantage of Kuala Lumpur's position as a regional hub.
Check in Information
Malaysia Airlines offers passengers the ability to check online via their mobile device or computer. So don't want to wait in line? Then check in onine from 48 hours and up to 90 minutes prior to the scheduled flight departure time. Note that selected destinations are exempt from online check in as follows; Brunei, Dubai, Kunming, Xiamen, Krabi and codeshare flights operated by partner carrier.Checking in online allows you to check in your luggage in advance, select your seat and meal options (if available). All this before you depart for the flight. Be sure to check the details of checking your luggage in at the airport carefully as they may vary or you may not be able to check in online in advance for some of the follwing reasons for example;.You beed to be flying domestically within Malaysia. You already have an eTicket with a confirmed booking. You are traveling in a group of nine of less (excluding infants). You are not a passenger with special requirements (i.e. unaccompanied minor).Overall, be sure to leave enough time at the airport to pass through security, check in your bags, and get the gate on time. It is recommended that if you are travelling internationally then try to get to gate at least 30 minutes before the scheduled flight departure.