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Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia 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.

On December 4 of 1977 one of their 737s exploded over the Straits of Johore[?], killing all 100 passengers.

In 1995, a smaller, Fokker 50[?] plane used by the airline to fly from Kota Kinabalu[?] to Kuala Lumpur 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 767 and Boeing 777 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.



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