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Malaysia Airlines

by Giuseppe TovarDecember 12, 2013

Malaysia Airlines is the airline of Malaysia. The airline operates flights from its base of operations, Kuala Lumpur International Airport and with a secondary school in Kota Kinabalu and Kuching. The company has its headquarters in the land of Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang, in Large Kuala Lumpur.

It operates flights in south East Asia, Asia, South Asia, Middle East and the Kangaroo route between Europe and Australasia. Trans-pacific operates flights from Kuala Lumpur to the city of Los Angeles, through Tokyo.

The airline has two subsidiaries: Firefly and MASwings. Firefly serves routine flights from its two bases of origin Penang International Airport and the International Airport in Subang. The company focuses on the tertiary cities. MASwings focuses on interactions Flights Borneo. The airline has a fleet of MASkargo operated load, which handles cargo flights, and load capacity-hold of the aircraft for passenger flights at all of its airlines. MASCharter is another subsidiary of the airline, which operates charter flights with its aircraft. After recovering from the losses in the past, the airline is very interested in mergers and acquisitions (M & A): in particular the activities of airlines in the Asia Pacific region. The airline ranked second with a score of 88 companies of high performance of Aviation Week, which measures the financial viability of an airline.

The differing needs of the two shareholders, nonetheless, provoked the separation of the airline just 6 years later. The Singapore government favored to expand Malaysia Airlines’ global routes, while the Malaysian government had no option but to develop the domestic network first before going regional and eventually international. The airline ceased activities in 1972, with its valuables divided between two new airlines; Malaysian Airline System (MAS), and Singapore Airlines.

With the Singapore government determined to develop Singapore Airlines’ international destinations, it took the whole fleet of seven Boeing 707s and five 737s, which would of granted it to continue employing its regional and long-haul international routes. Since most of the airline’s international routes were flown out of Singapore, most of its international routes were in the hands of Singapore Airlines. In addition, the airline’s headquarters, which are in Singapore, became the headquarters of the airline.

The initials MSA were well regarded as an airline icon, and both carriers tried to use them. Acronyms for airline names later became less chic, and both carriers decided to use their descriptive names.

An economic boom in Malaysia during the 1980s spurred growth at the airline. By the end of the decade it was flying to 47 overseas objectives, including eight European, seven Oceania objectives, and the US destinations of Los Angeles and Honolulu. In 1993 the airline reached South America when the airline received its Boeing 747 aircraft. The airline became the first airline in Southeast Asia to serve South America via its flights to Buenos Aires, Argentina. It also flew to Mexico City between 1994 and 1998 with fifth-freedom rights to carry passengers between Mexico City and Los Angeles, on the way to Kuala Lumpur.

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  • anatovar
    December 13, 2013 at 2:20 am

    I recently flew Malaysia Airlines CDG-KUL-CDG. I was on the latest A380. The airplane was new and clean. The check-in was quick, the departure was on time. The flight attendants were marvelous. The inflight food was tasty and satisfactory. I loved the breakfast which was shrimp accompanied by rice, it was delightful. The cabin attendants were affable and kept smiling with willingness. Lots of variety and excellent touch-screen monitor. The seat was very pleasant and I had a wonderful sleep with enough legroom (I’m 6’2″). Overall, I was very much satisfied with this airline and I wouldn’t hesitate to fly them again.

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