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Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur or KL

Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia. Over 8 million people live within the greater KL area which is clearly noticeable by the huge and vast amounts of traffic that goes into the city every morning, and slowly leaves the city in the evening. Kuala Lumpur has many interesting attractions; like Merdeka Square, Chinatown, Petronas Twin Towers and much more. KL is also known as a shoppers paradise; there are are numerous huge shopping malls where you can literally shop til you drop.

Airport Taxi at KLIA

Airport Taxi at KLIA

Though using the KLIA Express is a quicker way to reach Kuala Lumpur city center, using the airport taxi is a much easier way to reach your destination within Kuala Lumpur. KLIA Express only brings you to KL Sentral while the airport taxi drops you off right in front of your hotel. If you are traveling alone it might be too expensive compared to other options as you pay RM74.30 for a ticket. You can buy tickets for a fixed price at one of the taxi counters at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

Malacca

Historical town of Malacca

Malacca is one of the most popular tourist destinations within Malaysia. Every evening the famous Jonker Street night market is buzzing with tourists from all over the world. In 2008 UNESCO listed Malacca as World Heritage Site. Besides the many beautiful historical sites Malacca is also well known for its great food. Everywhere that you look you will find places to eat; experts claim the best local dishes in Malaysia originate from Malacca.

Kuching in Sarawak

Kuching; gateway to Sarawak

Kuching is the biggest Malaysian city on Borneo and also the capital city of the state of Sarawak. Kuching is a very popular tourist destination as it serves as entry point to numerous great attractions within the heart of Sarawak. The city has enough to offer to keep tourists occupied for at least a couple of days. Popular attractions around Kuching are among others Semenggoh Rehabilitation Centre and Bako National Park. There are daily flights to Kuching from Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bharu.

Kota Bharu

Kota Bharu

Kota Bharu is the capital of the northern state of Kelantan. The city serves as main gateway to visitors that are on their way to visit the tropical island of Perhentian. The are daily flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Bharu, but you can also opt to take the bus or even the adventurous jungle train. Main attractions in the city are the many islamic museums, and also the day and night markets. Though tourist usually pass through the conservative city; there is enough available accommodation in Kota Bharu.

Travel to Malaysia

Popular Airlines that fly to Malaysia

Travel to Malaysia KLIA Airport

There are multiple airlines that fly directly (non-stop) to Malaysia. Generally; a non-stop flight to Malaysia is more expensive than a flight with a stopover. For example; when flying with Cathay Pacific you will have a stopover at the city of Hong Kong. When flying with Emirates, you will have a stop at Dubai. You could choose to stay in these cities for a couple of days, both cities are great to explore in 2 or 3 days. However, some travelers do not like these big metropolis, if you are one of them; try to get a direct flight to Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

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Top 5 airlines that fly to Malaysia

 

Malaysia Airlines or Singapore Airlines

Malaysia Airlines

The best airlines to use when flying to Malaysia are Malaysia Airlines (MAS) and Singapore Airlines (SIA). Both airlines are almost yearly renowned for being in the list of top airlines in the world. Since Singapore borders to Malaysia, it is advisable to stay there for a couple of nights. Stopover packages are quite affordable, and the city itself is simply awesome. From Singapore there are many ways to travel into Malaysia. Since Singapore Airlines is probably the best airline in the world, you will have a great time flying with them.

Singapore Airlines best stopover deals

For a direct flight to Malaysia you should fly with Malaysia Airlines. Although tickets can be a bit expensive compared to other quality airlines, flying with MAS is a great experience (same goes for Singapore Airlines, but there is the problem of the stopover when flying via Singapore). The reason why we usually choose Malaysia Airlines or Singapore Airlines is because of the excellent onboard service. The service at both airlines is outstanding; you feel your holiday starts when you board the plane. With some airlines, your holiday starts after the long flight, and sometimes you need days to recover after the flight.

Another great aspect of flying with MAS or SIA is the atmosphere onboard. Not only is the service usually splendid, the atmosphere really gets you in the mood for a perfect holiday. Add the huge space between the seats - you can almost flip back completely without being a burden to your fellow-passengers - and you will probably have an excellent flight.

 

Other great airlines

Cathay Pacific airliner

Cathay Pacific is also a very good and affordable airliner. Hong Kong is a great city to explore, so make use of the stopover and extend it with a couple of days if possible. Cathay Pacific usually is pretty affordable, though flight time takes far more hours because of the location of Hong Kong compared to Kuala Lumpur. Add around 5/6 hours to a direct flight when flying with Cathay Pacific.

Emirates is also a great airliner, but not everybody likes the long stopover at Dubai. However, prices are usually very affordable; you could save hundreds of dollars when flying with Emirates instead of MAS or SIA. So if you're looking for the cheapest luxurious flight to Malaysia (and all neighboring countries for that matter) with an airline of great quality, be sure to check out prices of Emirates. Qatar Airways has been voted best airline of 2011. Flying with Qatar to Malaysia means a stopover at Doha, which is also nice to explore before heading to Malaysia. Etihad Airways, yet another great Arabian airline has a stopover in Abu Dhabi before flying to Kuala Lumpur. Etihad too has won many prices. According to many travelers worldwide; Emirates , Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways are the top3 airlines in the world.

Of course there are many other airlines that fly (directly) to Malaysia, but not all of them are as great as the airlines mentioned earlier. Again, prices differ often, so be sure to check out the many ticket websites to find the best deal.

 

List of airlines that fly to Malaysia (alphabetical)

  • Air China
  • Air-India
  • Air France
  • American Airlines
  • Austrian Airlines
  • British Airways
  • Cathay Pacific (great choice)
  • China Airlines
  • Continental Airlines
  • Emirates (great choice)
  • Etihad Airways (great choice)
  • Eva Airways
  • Japan Airlines
  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
  • Korean Air
  • Lufthansa
  • Malaysia Airlines (great choice)
  • Qantas Airways
  • Qatar Airways (great choice)
  • Scandinavian Airlines
  • Singapore Airlines (great choice)
  • Thai Airways International
  • United Airlines
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