Malaysia AirlinesMalaysia Airlines is the international airline of Malaysia. It also serves many domestic destinations.
Malaysia Airlines began in 1952, as the Malaysia-Singapore Airline. A few years later, the airline split, resulting in Malaysia Airlines and Singapore Airlines, which, separately, are two of the leading Asian air carriers.
In 1995, a smaller, Fokker F50 plane used by the airline to fly from Kota Kinabalu to Tawau crashed, 34 of the 53 people on board dying. Those two times have been so far the only times Malaysia Airlines suffered a major accident.
Malaysia Airlines nowadays uses Boeing 747, Boeing 777 and Airbus A330 equipment for its long international routes, while the Boeing 737 is often used for shorter international destination, and always used for domestic flights from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, the airline's headquarters.