Top 6 Airlines of Malaysia

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1. Malaysia Airlines

  Malaysia Airlines Berhad, formerly known as Malaysian Airline System, and branded as Malaysia Airlines, is the flag carrier airline of Malaysia and a member of the Oneworld airline alliance. The company headquarters are located at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. It operates primarily from Kuala Lumpur International Airport and from secondary hubs in Kota Kinabalu and Kuching to destinations throughout Asia, Oceania, and Europe.

Founded: 1 May 1947 ; 74 years ago (as Malayan)

Commenced operations:  1 October 1972; 49 years ago (as Malaysian Airline System)



2. AirAsia

  AirAsia Berhad is a Malaysian multinational low- cost airline headquartered near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.It is the largest airline in Malaysia by fleet size and destinations. AirAsia Group operates scheduled domestic and international flights to more than 165 destinations spanning 25 countries Its main base is klia2, the low-cost carrier terminal at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang , Selangor, Malaysia

Founded: 20 December 1993; 27 years ago.

Commenced operations: 18 November 1996; 24 years ago


  MASwings Sdn Bhd is a regional airline operating the Rural Air Services (RAS) in East Malaysia. It took over the routes operated by FlyAsianXpress (2006- 2007) and the RAS flights by Malaysia Airlines (1965-2006). The first flight was on 1 October 2007, which is also the anniversary of the founding of Malaysia Airlines in 1972. Its headquarters are located in MAS/MASwings Administration Building, Kota Kinabalu International Airport, Sabah.  Previously its head office was located in the Beautiful Jade Centre in Miri.

Founded: 1 November 2007; 13 years ago

4. Firefly (airline)

  Firefly is a Malaysian airline operating flights in Malaysia , Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand. It is a subsidiary of Malaysia Airlines and has its head office in Petaling Jaya, Selangor. Firefly operates from its main hub at Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang and from its secondary hub at Penang International Airport. The airline’s first flight was on 3 April 2007, from Penang to Kota Bharu. The company slogan is Beyond Convenience.

Founded: 16 March 2007; 14 years ago

Commenced operations-3 April 2007; 14 years ago.


5.AirAsia X

  AirAsia X Berhad operating as AirAsia X, is a long- haul budget airline based in Malaysia , and a sister company of AirAsia. It commenced operations on 2 November 2007 with its first service flown from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia, to Gold Coast Airport in Australia. AirAsia X flies to destinations within Asia , Australia, and the United States of America. The airline operates a fleet of 21 Airbus A330-300 aircraft. Indonesia AirAsia  X and Thai AirAsia X are affiliated with AirAsia X.

Founded: 17 May 2007; 14 yearsago (as FlyAsianXpress)

Commenced operations: November 2007; 13years ago.

6. Malindo Air

Malindo Airways Sdn Bhd (doing business as Malindo Air ) is a Malaysian hybrid-full service carrier owned by Indonesian Lion Air Group with headquarters in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. The name Malindo signifies a cooperative pact between Malaysia and Indonesia.

Founded: 27 September 2012; 9 years ago

Commenced operations: 22 March 2013 ; 8 years ago.

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