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Malaysia Airlines (MAS Air) is the flag carrier of Malaysia and is headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The airline is one of Asia's largest airlines and serves 40,000 guests on 330 flights to more than 50 destinations daily and has two subsidiaries — MASWings and Firefly. These airlines fly regional routes that Malaysia Airlines doesn't focus on itself. Malaysia Airlines has codeshare agreements with Air Mauritius, All Nippon Airways, British Airways, American Airlines, Oman Air, Philippine Airlines, Japan Airlines, Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines and many others.

In December 2015, Malaysia Airlines and Emirates signed an agreement to expand their partnership to give their customers an international network connecting Malaysia to more than 90 destinations on the Emirates network across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas. Malaysia Airlines will add its code on flights of Emirates to Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas. In return, Emirates will add its code on flights on Malaysia Airlines to domestic routes in Malaysia, South East Asia and selective cities across the Asia Pacific region.

Baggage Policy

Malaysia Airlines offer different baggage allowances depending on the class fare you have booked.

Carry-on Baggage

Carry-on baggage on Malaysia Airlines flights must not exceed 7kg / 15lbs in weight and 115cm / 45 ins in dimensions (length + height + width). Please don't pack any prohibited items in you carry-on as this will be removed and disposed at airport security. Prohibited items include illegal substances, sharp objects, and any liquids over 100ml.

Checked Baggage

Passengers flying in First Class on Malaysia Airlines flights are allowed two pieces of baggage with a maximum weight of 50kg / 110lbs. Passengers flying in Business Class on Malaysia Airlines flights are allowed two pieces of baggage with a maximum weight of 40kg / 88lbs. Passengers flying in Economy Class on Malaysia Airlines are allowed two pieces of baggage with a maximum weight of 30kg / 66lbs. First and Business Class passengers are entitled to two pieces of baggage each included in their airfare and Economy Class passengers are allowed one piece of baggage.

Cabin Classes

Economy, or Coach, a class with Malaysia Airlines is comfortable with enough legroom for all travellers.

Economy Class

Economy Class Facilities

The facilities included in Malaysia Airlines Economy Class are in-flight entertainment with a dedicated tv screen per passenger, a power supply, a USB port and a delicious meal of either breakfast, lunch or dinner, depending on your flight time.

Economy Class Seats

Seating in Economy Class is comfortable with ample legroom and width space, along with a reclining function.

Seat layouts vary from aircraft, from 3x3x3 to 2x4x2.

Business Class

Passengers flying Business Class with Malaysia Airlines can enjoy a luxurious passenger lounge as well as a relaxing flight experience.

Business Class Facilities

The modern in-flight entertainment system built into your seat booth will provide Business Class passengers on Malaysia Airlines with hours of entertainment. Malaysia Airlines offers a "Chef on Call" option, offering passengers pre-order dishes.

What are Malaysia Airlines Business Class seats like?

Business class seats are located on the main deck with a 1-2-1 seat formation with a full flatbed an enclosed monument and an individual IFE screen. Each seat comes along with its personal stowage for coat, luggage and personal belongings.

First Class

What does Malaysia Airlines First Class include?

Malaysia Airlines has rebranded its first-class cabins as a premium business class service and would be sold “at an attractive price point for passengers” in response to high business traveller demand, with corporate policy often restricting the use of the first class. The suites are in a 1-2-1 formation. The A350 has four seats with a retractable privacy door while the A380 has eight open suites. Passengers will get a dedicated check-in counter, access to the airline’s premium First Class Lounge and a 50KG baggage allowance. There will also be a delicious range of regional dishes and a large amenity kit which includes cologne, cosmetics, a Malaysia Airlines key ring and a comfortable pair of pyjamas slippers and socks. 

Does Malaysia Airlines have a First Class lounge?

Passengers flying in First Class with Malaysia Airlines can visit the airline's Golden Lounge where they can enjoy a range of international tastes and be stunned by the incredible Malaysian hospitality.

In-flight Entertainment & WIFI

Malaysia Airlines offers a range of inflight entertainment services to help passengers have the most enjoyable flight possible. Its entertainment systems offer Movies, TV, Audio on Demand and even Radio. Audio Video is available on A380, A350, A330-300, and B737-800 aircraft. Overhead screens are available on board B737-800 aircraft and portable players are available in Business Class on board B737-800 aircraft


Malaysia Airlines offers an excellent selection of popular TV shows in Chinese, Japanese, English, Korean, Malay and Hindi. Find sitcoms, kids' shows and much more on board your Malaysia Airlines Flight.


Malaysia Airlines offers an incredible range of movies on its inflight entertainment system. From new releases such as Ocean's 8 to fun family hits like the Incredible, there's something for everyone on board your Malaysia Airlines flight.

Food & Drink

Malaysia Airlines offers food and drink that is available to purchase once onboard your flight. Special meals are also available to pre-purchase before your flight.

Malaysia Airlines Meal Options

Malaysia Airlines offer many food options for inflight meals, which depend on the class travelling and the route flying. Economy class passengers can pre-book products from snacks to meals or celebratory cakes. Passengers in First and Business Class have a ‘Chef on-Call’ option, where passengers have a choice of meals to create a personalised dining experience. The menus for ‘Chef on-Call’ can be found here, which can be pre-ordered at least 24 hours before departure.

Special Dietary Requirements

Malaysia Airlines provide special meals for passengers with special dietary requirements such as vegan or vegetarian, religious, medical or dietary. Special Meals include:

All Malaysia Airlines meals are prepared in strict compliance with halal. Special meals can be requested 24 hours before flight departure, by one of the options shown on this page.

Drinks & Alcohol

There will be a drinks service offered onboard Malaysia Airlines flights.


Malaysia Airlines offer check in both online and at the airport. The time at which you can check in will differ depending on the method.

Online Check-in

Passengers can check in online for their Malaysia Airlines flight by visiting the web check-in page and entering either their booking reference or their e-ticket number. Online check-in opens 48 hours before Malaysia Airlines flights scheduled departure time and closes 90 minutes before.

Airport Check-in

Passengers can check in for their Malaysia Airlines flight at the airport by either visiting the check-in counter or by using the self-service check-in kiosk. Check-in for flights at the check-in counters and self-service kiosks close 45 minutes before departure time on domestic flights and close one hour before on international flights. 

Frequent Flyer Programme

Malaysia Airlines Frequent Flyer Club is called Enrich.


Malaysia Airlines operates a frequent flyer program called Enrich to reward regular travellers with the airline. Enrich Miles can be redeemed for award flights on Malaysia Airlines, Oneworld member airlines and Enrich partner airlines.

Enrich members will receive the Enrich Blue Card and can be upgraded to Enrich Silver, Gold and Platinum membership levels.

Enrich Platinum entitles passengers to a Meet & Greet Service, access to Platinum Lounge at KLIA, Priority Reservation Waitlist and Guaranteed Seat.

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Destinations that Malaysia Airlines flies to

Malaysia Airlines flies to many destinations including Adelaide, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Dhaka, Phnom Penh, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Denpasar, Jakarta, Medan, Kota Bharu, Kuching, Kuantan, Langkawi, Auckland, Yangon and many others.

As of September 2022, Malaysia Airlines flies to the following:

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Hub Airport

Kuala Lumpur International Airport

Kuala Lumpur International Airport is Malaysia's main international airport and is one of the busiest airports in South East Asia. It's situated in the Sepang District of Selangor, around 45 kilometres (28 mi) south of Kuala Lumpur and serves the city's greater conurbation. In 2020, Kuala Lumpur International Airport handle over 13 million passengers, 500,000+ tones of cargo and over 120,000 aircraft movements, making it the 23rd-busiest airport by passenger traffic.

Kuala Lumpur International Airport has 2 passenger terminals, the original terminal, KLIA Main and the new terminal 2 also known as KLIA2. The KLIA Main is located between the 2 runways. There are a total of over 200 check-in counters, located in 6 different islands, identified by the letters A – M (excluding I) in the main terminal. Terminal 2 is the largest purpose-built terminal optimised for low-cost carriers in response to the exponential growth of low-cost travel in the region.

It's the hub airport for Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia, AirAsia X MYAirline and Malindo Air. Other airlines which fly to and from Kuala Lumpur International Airport include Air Astana, Air China, Air France, Air Mauritius, AirAsia, flyGlobal, Cathay Pacific, Korean Air, Kuwait Airways, Lion Air, Lufthansa and PAL Express.


The airline's fleet of 6 A380s is configured with 8 First Class seats (main deck), 66 Business Class seats (upper deck) and 420 Economy Class (upper and main deck).

The Malaysia Airlines fleet includes Airbus A330-300, Boeing 777-200ER, Airbus A380-800 and Boeing 737-800.

Seat Selection

You can now browse available Malaysia Airlines seats and choose your preferred seat for your flight. Make sure you get the extra legroom you need on your flight. Need some help making your seat reservation? Visit our how to book seat page.

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