The fleet consists of 3 Airbus A330-200s, 11 Airbus A330-300s, 37 Boeing 737-400, 3 Boeing 737-800, 14 Boeing 747-400 and 17 Boeing 777-200ER (as of September 2009).
The airline was founded under the name of Malayan Airways during the British colonial period. It was renamed Malaysian Singapore Airlines when the country gained independence in 1966. As a result of the partition in 1971 of Malaysia and Singapore, Singapore Airlines (MAS) was also divided, then to form Singapore Airlines and Malaysisan Airline System (MAS). There were therefore two major airlines in the Southeast Asian region. Malaysian Airlines at first operated to domestic destinations. A few years later, European destinations like London, Amsterdam and Frankfurt were incorporated into the network. The first flights to the United States were admitted in 1982 with two Boeing 747-200.
Malaysia Airlines serves over 100 destinations in the world, with particular emphasis on the East Asian region. It flies to destinations in Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Africa, North and South America. Malaysia Airlines also offers nonstop flights from Frankfurt to Kuala Lumpur.