What are the best airlines for domestic travel in Malaysia?
The following airlines are Malaysian airlines which operate domestic flights within the country:
The AirAsia Group is one of the biggest airline groups within Asia. It's founding airline, AirAsia is based at Kuala Lumpur International Airport and flies to more than 15 destinations across Malaysia.
The airline is the biggest airline within Malaysia and the most popular choice when it comes to low-cost airlines. Other than its hub at Kuala Lumpur International, the airline also has secondary hubs at Johor Bahru, Kota Kinabulu, Kuching, Langkawi and Penang and flies domestically from all of these destinations.
On top of its domestic flights, AirAsia flies to more than international destinations too.
Malaysia Airlines is the national carrier of Malaysia and, while it doesn't fly to as many domestic destinations as it used to, still flies to 15 destinations within Malaysia.
Previously, the airline flew to more than 30 destinations across the country. But, with the launch of its subsidiaries FireFly and MASwings, scaled back on domestic flights and focused on expanding its international route network.
Malaysia Airlines is based at Kuala Lumpur International Airport and flies to domestic destinations including Alor Setar, Kota Bharu, Labuan, Miri, Sandakan and more.
Malindo Air is a hybrid airline that is based at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. The airline is best known for connecting destinations in Malaysia with destinations in Indonesia. But, it has a pretty large domestic route network too, made up of more than 15 Malaysian destinations.
The airline flies to destinations such as Alor Setar, Ipoh, Kerteh, Malacca, Tawau and more.
MASWings is one of the subsidiaries of Malaysia Airlines. Its main hub is at Kota Kinabalu International Airport and it offers domestic flights to destinations mainly within the Sabah and Sarawak states. MASWings has the biggest domestic route network in all of Malaysia and is the top choice when it comes to travelling to/around the Sarawak state. Overall, the airline flies to more than 20 destinations.
MASWings is an all-domestic airline, other than the one international destinations that it serves in Tarakan, Indonesia.
FireFly is the other subsidiary of Malaysia Airlines. It is based at Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport and flies to eight destinations within Malaysia. It also has a secondary hub at Penang International Airport. From its hubs, FireFly flies to destinations including Johor Baru, Kuantan, Alor Setar, Langkawi and many more.
Amal Airlines is a charter airline and subsidiary of Malaysia Airlines. It mainly operates flights for the Muslim pilgramage community and flies to Jeddah and Medina during the Hajj season. Amal also flies to select cities in Malaysia and Southeast Asia including Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Kuching, Bangkok and Medan, among others.
Sabah Air is a Malaysian airline that operates non-scheduled flights around the islands and beaches of Sabah in Malaysia, including Gaya, Manukan and Sapi.