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Air Travel in Malaysia

Posted by on May 4th, 2007
Filed Under: Flight, Transport

Getting to Malaysia is easy with over 40 airlines, including Malaysia’s own carrier, Malaysia Airlines. Malaysia’s primary gateway is the state-of-the-art Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). Visitors can take flights from KLIA to all major cities and towns in the Peninsula as well as Sabah and Sarawak.

The national budget airline is AirAsia – which flies the domestic routes as well as some international/ Asian routes.

Other domestic airlines like Pelangi Air, Berjaya Air, Mofaz Air and Firefly ply popular holiday routes such as KL-Pulau Tioman, KL-Pulau Langkawi and so on.

Air travel is popular in Sabah and Sarawak because of the states’ mountainous and lush terrain. It’s quite normal to catch a flight from Sabah to Sarawak and vice versa, as well as to hire helicopters to get around within either state.

Because of the way international airfares are structured, it is often far cheaper to purchase your Malaysia domestic flight tickets within Malaysia rather than in your home country. A good travel agency can make your flight reservations for you, and get the tickets to you, usually at no charge to you.

You can also buy your tickets right at the airport, but with Malaysia tourism booming, there may be no seats left on the plane. Advance reservations are highly recommended unless you are a very flexible traveler.

Dosmetic flights land at Kuala Lumpur’s LCCT Airport or Subang Airport. See Major Airports in Malaysia.

Malaysia Airlines is a competent national airline with good service, a young fleet, worldwide routes and domestic connections to every important Malaysia city.

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