• MAS gears up for double daily A380 flights on London-KL

    Malaysia Airlines will switch its second daily Kuala Lumpur-London flight from a Boeing 747 to a new Airbus A380 this month, following the airline's A380 debut earlier this year on that same route. The move is made possible by today's arrival of the third MAS A380 from Airbus HQ in Toulouse...

    POSTED 15 Nov, 2012 6 Comments

  • Malaysia Airlines starts daily A380 Melbourne-KL in March?

    Malaysia Airlines looks set to bring its new Airbus A380 superjumbo to Melbourne. Information in the global GDS reservations system, supplied by airlines for use by travel agents and tapped by the Airline Route website, lists the daily MH128/129 service between Melbourne and Kuala Lumpur as...

    POSTED 6 Aug, 2012 0 Comments

  • MAS to speed up replacing Boeing 747, 777 with Airbus A380, A330

    Malaysia Airlines is to speed up cutting older Boeing 777 and 747 planes from its fleet and standardising on the Airbus A380 and A330 jets for its longer flights. Expect the 747s to be gone as early as November, with the 777s disappearing within three years. That's pretty good news for business ...

    POSTED 31 Jul, 2012 0 Comments

  • Malaysia Airlines: A380 Sydney-Kuala Lumpur-London from Nov 26

    Malaysia Airlines will start daily 'A380 all the way' flights between Sydney and London via Kuala Lumpur from November 26 this year, adding its own twist to Qantas' Kangaroo Route superjumbo service via Singapore. MAS will run its Airbus 380 on flights MH122/123, which will connect to the recent...

    POSTED 9 Jul, 2012 0 Comments

  • Photos: MAS' Airbus A380

    Malaysia Airlines joined the ‘superjumbo club’ this weekend with the debut of its first Airbus A380 flights between Kuala Lumpur and London. Here’s a first look inside the Malaysia Airlines’ Airbus A380. Seat layout MAS will pack 494 seats into its six A380s, w...

    POSTED 2 Jul, 2012 9 Comments

  • Malaysia Airlines' Sydney Airbus A380 flights delayed to November

    Malaysia Airlines has confirmed it will push back the start of its Airbus A380 flights between Kuala Lumpur and Sydney to late November. The two-month delay appeared earlier this week in the GDS timetable database used by airlines and travel agents, and an MAS spokesman has now advised ...

    POSTED 7 Jun, 2012 1 Comment

  • Malaysia Airlines gets first Airbus A380, flights from July 1

    LATEST | Malaysia Airlines will commence 'A380 all the way' flights between Sydney and London in November this year, adding its own twist to Qantas' Kangaroo Route superjumbo service via Singapore, following this weekend's launch of its debut A380 service between Kuala Lumpur and London...

    POSTED 29 May, 2012 8 Comments

  • Alan Joyce not giving up on Qantas' premium Asian-based airline

    Qantas CEO Alan Joyce isn't giving up on his ambitious and controversial plan for a premium Asian-based airline, with failed discussions with prospective partner Malaysia Airlines seen as more of a delay than a coup de grâce. In March Joyce shelved his scheme to establish&nb...

    POSTED 23 Apr, 2012 3 Comments

  • Malaysia Airlines defends baby ban, kid-free zone on Airbus A380

    Malaysia Airlines is declaring a kid-free zone on the upper deck of its Airbus A380 – and it's not in business class, but in the economy cabin. An advisory issued to travel agents reveals that infants and children under 12 will not be allowed to sit in the upstairs economy section of MAS' ...

    POSTED 13 Apr, 2012 5 Comments

  • Malaysia Airlines, like Qantas, drops plans for premium airline

    Malaysia Airlines has followed Qantas in shelving plans for a premium airline. MAS intended its offshoot to focus on destinations within four hours of Kuala Lumpur and primarily target the business travel market rather than the low-cost leisure sector. However, the airline has now s...

    POSTED 3 Apr, 2012 0 Comments

  • Qantas shelves plan for premium Asian-based airline with MAS

    Qantas appears to have grounded its proposed Asian-based premium airline even before it launched. Qantas CEO Alan Joyce has cancelled plans to establish the new premium airline, which was tipped to be branded Red Q or OneAsia (although wags were quick to christen it 'Qantasia'), as a j...

    POSTED 9 Mar, 2012 6 Comments

  • Malaysia Airlines adds extra flights, focuses on ASEAN routes

    Malaysia Airlines is adding flights from its hub in Kuala Lumpur, with Bangkok, Beijing, Jakarta, Los Angeles, Manila, Medan, Phnom Penh and Taipei all seeing extra scheduled services. That's good news for business travellers connecting to Asian destinations on MAS via KL, since extra flights ca...

    POSTED 11 Jan, 2012 1 Comment

  • Malaysia Airlines adds more business class seats to Airbus A380

    Update | Malaysia Airlines will introduce its brand new Airbus A380 onto the Sydney-Kuala Lumpur route later this year – click here for details of the layout and dashing new-look livery. Previous | Malaysia Airlines is adding more business class seats to its Airbus A380, which is set ...

    POSTED 10 Jan, 2012 4 Comments

  • MAS signs up Master of Wine to bolster in-flight offerings

    Malaysia Airlines is strengthening its play for the premium travel market with the appointment of Dr Ron Georgiou, Master of Wine – yes, that's a proper title. Very proper... in fact the Australian-based Georgiou is one of only 299 Masters of Wine in the world, says MAS. Through ...

    POSTED 20 Dec, 2011 0 Comments

  • Qantas still revved for premium Asian-based Red Q airline

    UPDATE | Qantas has now confirmed it has shelved plans for the Asian-based premium airline – click here for full details. Previous | Despite speculation that Qantas may ground its ‘Red Q’ Asian-based premium offshoot before it even launches, and potential Red Q p...

    POSTED 9 Dec, 2011 3 Comments

  • Qantas to ground Asian-based 'Red Q' airline before it launches?

    UPDATE 1 | Qantas has now confirmed it has shelved plans for the Asian-based premium airline – click here for full details. UPDATE 2 | Qantas CEO Alan Joyce has denied a report in today's Australian Financial Review claiming that the airline is set to shelve its Asian-based ...

    POSTED 28 Nov, 2011 2 Comments

  • Malaysia Airlines adds new wines, crew wine training to flights

    Malaysia Airlines is upping its wine game with a new selection for business and first class passengers on its international flights, aided by Australian Master of Wine Dr Ron Georgiou. MAS' cabin crew have undergone a special wine training module, and will be certified as Malaysia Airlines Wine ...

    POSTED 25 Oct, 2011 0 Comments

  • Melbourne, Adelaide to see Malaysia Airlines' new Airbus A330

    Malaysia Airlines passengers from Melbourne and Adelaide will be the latest to see the airline's newest seats and cabins when the latest Airbus A330-300 aircraft arrive on the routes in late September. Business class passengers will see a new cabin, with angled lie-flat seats, on-demand entertai...

    POSTED 29 Aug, 2011 0 Comments

  • MAS flights to Adelaide, Melbourne & Perth get new business class

    Malaysia Airlines passengers will see a number of changes to Australia flights starting next month, as the airline shuffles its planes around on Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth services. The news is mostly good for business class passengers, since it means more flights on the airline's new Airbus ...

    POSTED 12 Aug, 2011 0 Comments

  • Malaysia Airlines defends controversial 'baby ban' in First Class

    Malaysia Airlines is extending its controversial 'baby ban' to the upper deck economy section of its new Airbus A380, and also prohibiting children under 12 for good measure: see our full report  UPDATE | Stung by a worldwide wave of criticism over its ban on infants travelling in first cla...

    POSTED 7 Jul, 2011 11 Comments

  • Qantas: no shared MAS frequent flyer points or lounges until 2012

    Qantas intends to begin frequent flyer point sharing and reciprocal lounge access with Malaysia Airlines ahead of MAS' official entry into oneworld, but it's unlikely to happen this year. MAS' oneworld membership, which is being sponsored by oneworld founding partner Qantas, is initially expecte...

    POSTED 6 Jul, 2011 3 Comments

  • Virgin Australia & Singapore Airlines alliance to offer 'new routes, larger aircraft'

    Virgin Australia and Singapore Airlines intend to add new routes to their alliance and introduce larger aircraft on existing services to boost capacity, as the first firm details of the proposed partnership emerge. Documents tendered to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (AC...

    POSTED 28 Jun, 2011 3 Comments

  • Malaysia Airlines' A380 headed to Sydney and Melbourne?

    Update 2 | Malaysia Airlines will introduce its brand new Airbus A380 onto the Sydney-Kuala Lumpur route later this year – click here for details of the layout and dashing new-look livery. Update 1 | Sydney and Melbourne are on the shortlist for Malaysia Airlines' new Airbus...

    POSTED 6 Jun, 2011 4 Comments

  • Malaysia Airlines to join oneworld alliance

    Malaysia Airlines is set to join the oneworld airline alliance, with the airline announcing its move this morning during the annual IATA airline industry conference in Singapore. MAS CEO Tengku Azmil, who presented the news alongside Qantas boss Alan Joyce, says the airline's oneworld membership...

    POSTED 6 Jun, 2011 1 Comment

  • Malaysia Airlines unveils premium 'check-in lounge' at KL airport

    Malaysia Airlines has replaced one of its four check-in aisles at Kuala Lumpur International Airport with a 'check-in lounge' for first, business and platinum Enrich frequent flyer passengers. The new check-in area will have a meet-and-greet service where staff will be briefed and waiting for el...

    POSTED 16 May, 2011 0 Comments

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