10 Facts about Malaysia Airlines

Post On: April 25, 2017
By: Agustina

Get the details about a major airline in Malaysia on Facts about Malaysia Airlines. The former name was Malaysian Airline System Berhad. Today, it is recognized as Malaysia Airlines Berhad. It offers the passengers with flights to reach Europe, Oceania and Asia from Kuala Lumpur International Airport. It also has the secondary hubs located in Kuching and Kota Kinabalu. Find out other interesting facts about Malaysia Airlines below:

Facts about Malaysia Airlines 1: the headquarters

Kuala Lumpur International Airport is a home for the headquarters of Malaysia Airlines.

Facts about Malaysia Airlines 2: Khazanah Nasional

Khazanah Nasional got 69.37 percent share of Malaysia Airline after it provided fund of the company in August 2014.

Facts about Malaysia Airlines

Facts about Malaysia Airlines

Facts about Malaysia Airlines 3: subsidiary airlines

Firefly and MASwings are the two subsidiary airlines owned by Malaysia Airlines. Penang International Airport and Subang International Airport are the home bases for Firefly. The inter-Borneo flights are served by MASwings.

Facts about Malaysia Airlines 4: the history

The history of Malaysia Airlines is traced back as Malayan Airways Limited. In 1947, it had the first commercial flight. At that time, the headquarters was located in Singapore. Then it was rebranded as Malaysia Singapore Airlines in 1966.

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Facts about Malaysia Airlines 5: division

Then the assets of Malaysia Singapore Airlines were divided into Malaysian flag carrier with its Malaysian Airline System and the Singapore’s flag carrier with Singapore Airlines.

Malaysia Airlines Logo

Malaysia Airlines Logo

Facts about Malaysia Airlines 6: competition

Malaysia Airlines have to compete with the low-cost carriers in 2000s even though the airline has won a number of awards. It had earned ‘The World’s 5-Star Airline’ three times. In 2010, 2011 and 2013, it was called as the Asia’s Leading Airline by World Travel Awards.

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Facts about Malaysia Airlines 7: the routes

The routes provided by Malaysia Airlines include the international and domestic routes.

Facts about Malaysia Airlines 8: the financial struggle

Malaysia Airlines had to deal with financial struggle in 1997 until 2005. The company had to let go RM 260 million before the Asian Financial Crisis in 1997.

Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines

Facts about Malaysia Airlines 9: Idris Jala

On December 1st, 2005, the new CEO of Malaysia Airlines was Idris Jala. He was appointed by Malaysian government to deal with the issue.

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Facts about Malaysia Airlines 10: the causes of loss

The causes of loss in Malaysia Airlines were identified.  The poor revenue management and fuel costs were the two primary factors.

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