Malaysia Airlines

Overview

Cheap flights to exciting destinations around the world and Malaysia, including Kuala Lumpur, London, Paris, Amsterdam, LA, Tokyo, Osaka, Jakarta, Beijing and Shanghai are available today on Malaysia Airlines.

Malaysia Airlines operates 72 flights weekly* from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Darwin and Perth to Kuala Lumpur, offering convenient connections across the world from Phuket, Hong Kong, London or Paris. February 2014 marks the airline’s one year anniversary as a full member of the award winning oneworld alliance. The alliance serves almost 160 countries with special privileges and rewards for frequent flyers, including earning and redeeming miles and points across the entire alliance network.

Malaysia Airlines’ commitment to providing high standards of service to their customers has been recognised through various industry awards over the years. The most notable ones include claiming the title of “Asia’s Leading Airline” at the World Travel Awards 2013 while also being awarded the first airline with the "World's Best Cabin Crew" by Skytrax UK consecutively from 2001-04, 2007, 2009 and again in 2012 – the most for any airline. Malaysia Airlines have also received the ‘Best Airline Signature Dish’ award in 2012 and 2013 and is furthermore one of only seven airlines worldwide to be accredited a "5-star Airline" at the World Airline Awards 2013 organised by Skytrax.

Realising the need for greater capacity and higher levels of service, Malaysia Airlines has introduced its upgraded checked in baggage allowance of 50, 40 and 30 kg for First, Business and Economy Class respectively as well as collaborating with guest Chefs in developing special menus. Malaysia Airlines’ flagship A380-800 services direct daily flights from Kuala Lumpur to Hong Kong.


Pre-Flight Information

Choose How You Check In

For your convenience, Malaysia Airlines offers several ways to check in: online, mobile, at the counter or with their self-service kiosk. 

Web check-in

Jump the queue and check in from anywhere with Malaysia Airlines's online service. Available from 48 hours to 90 minutes before your flight, with the option to either print out your boarding pass or send it to your mobile phone. 

Mobile check-in

If you have the Malaysia Airlines app installed, you can check in to your flight as early as 48 hours before departure.

Save time and skip the queue!

Counter check-in

Let Malaysia Airlines assist you with checking in – just present your travel documents at the Malaysia Airlines counter and leave the rest to their capable team.

For all domestic and international flights:

  • The check-in counter will close 60 minutes before departure.
  • The departure gate will close 30 minutes before take-off. 

Self-service kiosk

Quick and intuitive, their self-service kiosks allow you to select your preferred seat as well as print your baggage tags and boarding pass. You can then continue to the baggage drop counter or proceed directly to the boarding gate.

You can do this anytime from 48 hours to 90 minutes before take-off. 

Baggage Requirements

Malaysia Airlines offers several baggage options. Here's what you need to know.

Cabin baggage

Keep important personal items (and everything else you need for a good flight) close at hand.

The number of baggage pieces allowed varies based on cabin class:

  • Economy Class - 1 piece with a total max. weight of 7kg
  • Business Class - 2 pieces with a total max weight of 14kg
  • Business Suite - 2 pieces with a total max weight of 14kg

In addition to the free cabin baggage allowance, the passenger may carry ONE of personal items below free of charge (for e.g., a handbag or briefcase), and all the combined items (as a total) must be within the max. weight of the cabin baggage allowance stated above with respective travel classes.

Checked baggage

Each piece of baggage you check in must have linear dimensions (length + height + width) of less than 158cm or 62in.

A bag is considered oversized if its linear dimensions are between 158cm-204cm or 62in-80in. It may be subject to a surcharge.

Each piece of checked bag cannot weigh more than 32kg or 70lb for Business Suite/ Business Class and 23kg or 50lb for Economy Class. 

Should you require it, Malaysia Airlines would be happy to transport any personal medical equipment such as wheelchairs and walking aids; or infant care equipment such as strollers, baby seats, car seats and playpens – at no additional cost. 

Extra baggage

If you need to bring more than the regular baggage allotment, it’s best to buy extra baggage in advance.

You can enjoy 20% off your extra baggage fee when you buy it online.

You can pre-purchase extra baggage up to 24 hours before take-off.   

Flights

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Airfare Specials

Lounges

Whether it's for business or pleasure, make waiting a breeze in Malaysia Airlines' Golden Lounge. Lounge entry is available to First and Business Class passengers and Enrich Platinum and Gold members. Experience the Front end check-in lounge at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, an upgraded and premium check-in facility for First and Business Class passengers.

In-Flight Experience

Indulge in our dining selections

Savour incredible Malaysian and international flavours as we put our national passion for food on every plate we serve you. We have a standard, special and premium menu to cater for every need and preference.

 

Enjoy non-stop entertainment

Make time fly on board as you immerse yourself in our wide selection of movies, music, and TV shows.

 

Stay connnected with on-board Wi-Fi

Surf the net, work, chat, play games and more when you fly on our A350 planes. Choose from our various packges to ensure you're always in touch with your world. 


Cabin Classes

Golden Club Business Class
 

Seating

From state-of-the-art equipment to unparalleled luxury, guests are sure to enjoy every single detail of Malaysia hospitality during your journey with Malaysian Airlines. Taking the special needs of business travellers into careful consideration, Malaysia Airlines' Business Class offers a multitude of features and comforts. Just because you're flying Business Class doesn't mean it's all work – you still need a good night's rest. That's why, in Golden Club Business Class, you can enjoy a spacious 60 inch seat pitch on the Airbus A330-300 which transforms into a lie-flat seat at a 12-degree sleeping angle.

Dining

Start with an aperitif while you decide on your selection of favourites from their à la carte menu featuring an extensive assortment of appetisers, main courses, desserts and beverages. When travelling in Business Class, Malaysia Airlines use only the best ingredients from around the world for your discerning tastes and those that are chosen personally by its team of chefs.

Entertainment

When it's time to take a break, choose from their plethora of entertainment options. Passengers can fold out their personal 15.4 inch LCD screen complete with Audio and Video on Demand, TV shows, music and interactive fun. In-flight connectivity also features a power outlet that accepts multiple plug types.

 

Economy Class
 

Seating

Passengers will enjoy comfortable seating on the Airbus A330-300 aircraft with a 32 inch seat pitch - one of the roomiest Economy Class seats in the industry

Dining

Malaysia Airlines serves Halal meals and welcomes specific requests to make your flying experience all the more enjoyable.

Entertainment

Each 8.9 inch TV screen offers the same level of entertainment accorded in First and Business.



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Frequently Asked Questions

Where does Malaysia Airlines fly to?

Malaysian Airlines flies to regions all across the globe, including Asia, the Middle East, Australasia, Europe and North America. 

How and when was Malaysia Airlines formed?

Malaysia Airlines, the national carrier of Malaysia, was formed on October 12, 1937, under the name "Malayan Airways Limited." It was initially a joint venture between the Ocean Steamship Company of Liverpool and Imperial Airways. The airline's first flight took off on April 2, 1947, with a route from Singapore to Penang. Over the years, the airline went through several name changes and expansions, ultimately becoming Malaysia Airlines in 1972.

What do I do if my Malaysia Airlines flight is impacted?

If your Malaysian Airlines flight is impacted, promptly check your email or messages for notifications. Additionally, review your travel insurance policy, if you have one, to understand coverage for flight disruptions. Please see our support page for more information.