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Malaysia Airlines
Founded 1 May 1946; 77 years ago (1946-05-01) (as Malayan Airways)
Commenced operations 1 September 2015; 7 years ago (2015-09-01) (as Malaysia Airlines Berhad)
Hubs Kuala Lumpur International Airport
Kota Kinabalu International Airport
Secondary hubs Kuching International Airport
Frequent-flyer program Enrich
Airport lounge Golden Lounge
Alliance Oneworld
  • Firefly
  • MASwings
  • MASkargo
Fleet size 76
Destinations 55
Company slogan Enchantment Whenever You Fly
Parent company Khazanah Nasional
Headquarters Kuala Lumpur International Airport
Key people Ahmad Jauhari Yahya (Group Chief Executive Officer)

Malaysia Airlines Berhad is the flag carrier airline of Malaysia. Its home base is Kuala Lumpur International Airport and its secondary hubs are Kota Kinabalu and Kuching. The airline is based in Greater Kuala Lumpur. It is a member of the Oneworld airline alliance. In March 2014, a Malaysia Airlines flight from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Beijing Capital International Airport went missing with 239 people. It is believed the plane crashed. In July 2014, another Malaysia Airlines flight from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to Kuala Lumpur International Airport crashed. That crash killed 298 people. Malaysia Airlines has been going through many problems after those 2 accidents.


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