From a joint initiative of the Ocean Steamship Company of Liverpool, the Straits Steamship of Singapore and Imperial Airways in 1937, Malaysia Airlines can trace its history back over more than 70 years. The independent Malaysia introduced Malaysian Airline Limited, which was subsequently renamed Malaysian Airline System, on 1 October 1972. It was later branded Malaysia Airlines and continues to be the country’s national flag carrier.
Malaysia Airlines achieved a significant milestone in 2012 when it received its first Airbus A380-800, followed by the launch of its A380 scheduled service between KL International Airport and London Heathrow on 1 July of that year.
On 1 February 2013, Malaysia Airlines became a full-fledged member of oneworld alliance and is now connected to some 850 destinations in 150 countries across the oneworld alliance network. Malaysia Airlines customers are invited to join the Enrich frequent flyer programme, which offers reciprocal benefits with other oneworld alliance airlines.