Malaysia Airlines is the flag carrier of Malaysia , Malaysian Government holding 58.8% of share holdings of the company, its real name being Malaysian Airline System Berhad, shortly MAS, and it operates from its main hub at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, with a fleet of 111 , extending its service to 60 international destinations, spread over South East Asia, East Asia, South Asia, Middle East and also in the Kangaroo route between Europe and Australia.
Malaysia Airlines apart from its business in passenger transport , has extended its activities in Aircraft Maintenance, repair and overhaul as well and it has two subsidiaries namely Firefly and MASwings, the former having its hub in Penang International Airport and later at Subang International Airport, while Malaysia Airlines’ freighter fleet is operated by MASKargo.
Malaysia Airlines operates frequent flyer programs Enrich and Grads, having alliance with Oneworld, with its company slogan “MH” is Malaysian Hospitality.
Malaysia Airlines has bagged impressive awards for safety and service, is poised to be graded as a 5 star airline by Skytrax, while it is already listed among Skytrax’s Quality Approved Airlines. operates its flights with three cabin classes namely First, Business and Economy, improving everyday in its inflight entertainment and inflight catering, has crossed many hurdles in its financial situation, yet like a phoenix it has reemerged every time as a successful Airline.
Alitalia Airlines is one of Italy’s major airline companies, reorganized and restructured as Alitalia CAI, standing for Alitalia – Compagnia Aerea Italana, meaning Alitalia- the Italian Airline Company, the primary name Alitalia itself signifying Wings of Italy, has its main hub at Rome’s Leorno Da Vinci Fumicino Airport, operating a fleet of 152 numbers and connecting 86 destinations at 41 countries and Air France KLM has recently acquired 25% of its shares with an intention of buying more shares by 2013, when both the airline companies will become one entity.
Alitalia Airlines holds codeshare agreements with 29 International airline companies, offering its Frequent flyer benefits through its MilleMiglia program, while it has also alliance with SkyTeam and subsidiary airline companies Air One and Alitalia City Liner.
Alitalia Airlines has a subsidiary which is Air One and it is operated as a low fare airline from the hub at Milan Malpensa Airport, concentrating on short haul routes, with 10 Air bus A320 aircrafts Alitalia hopes to energise the operation by carrying 3 million passengers by 2012 of which 2.4 million to be carried through Air One route.
Alitalia airlines has more than one slogan presently, committed to the theme of each, and the English literal meaning of these slogans are
•Alitalia flies with you
•Made to fly high
•Alitalia, working for you
•We move the people that keep Italy going
•The pleasure of flying made in Italy
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