Malaysia has several airlines in its history. The most notable one is Malaysia Airlines with its rich history while in recent decades we have seen a rapid expansion by one low-cost airline, AirAsia. Both of them managed to capture significant market share for flights within Malaysia and ASEAN region.

Airlines based in Malaysia

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AirAsia Airplane – 9M-AHA

AirAsia – low cost airline serving many routes within ASEAN destinations, Asia, Australia and Hawaii. More information: AirAsia Fleet

Firefly – Firefly is a full-service carrier in Malaysia headquartered in Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (SZB), Subang, Selangor

Malaysia Airlines – Malaysian flag carrier. Currently owned by Malaysian government sovereign wealth fund, Khazanah. More information: Malaysia Airlines Fleet

MASwings – MASwings is a regional airline operating in East Malaysia (Sabah and Sarawak). When it was formed, it took over Rural Air Services (RAS) formerly operated by FlyAsianXpress.

Malindo Air – Malindo Air is a Malaysia-based airline. The airline has designated themselves as “premium airline”. It started its operations on 22 March 2013.


Airlines Outside of Malaysia

Cathay Pacific – Cathay Pacific was founded on 24 September 1946 and its hub is Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA)