After separation of the Malaysia-Singapore Airlines, the majority of MSA assets to be owned by Singapore Airlines including international routes originating from Singapore. Boeing 737 and 707 owned assets in Singapore and Malaysia Airline System is just the Fokker F27, domestic routes, international and originating from Malaysia. MAS began operations on October 1, 1972. MAS first wide-body aircraft is a DC-10 in 1976 and first MAS Boeing 747 came in 1982. The use of the name of Malaysia Airlines started in 1987.
Malaysia Airlines World record furthest trip from Seattle-Kuala Lumpur with a Boeing 777-200 ER aircraft with a distance of 20 044 km within 21 Hours 23 Minutes, on April 2, 1997. Then 42 hours after taking off from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 ER arrived at Boeing Field, Seattle, Washington, United States thus regarded as a Boeing 777 Passenger Aircraft Most Farthest, safest, and Regulated World Wide.
To further consolidate operations, Malaysia Airlines launched a new airline, named Firefly in April 2007. At first, the Firefly operates with two Fokker F50 aircraft and provide twice daily service from Bayan Lepas International Airport Penang to Kota Bharu, Langkawi, Kuantan and Kuala Terengganu, with additional perkhidmatan daily to Phuket and Koh Samui in southern Thailand.
Flyfirefly operated by Firefly Sdn Bhd (formerly known as Class Services Sdn Bhd), a subsidiary of Malaysia Airlines. The airline intends to enter the SkyTeam airline alliance in 2005, but the petition has not received a response from the membership of the SkyTeam. The airline will most likely re-apply for membership. However, in the year 2011 meeting of IATA, the airline said it would enter the oneworld alliance, with the sponsorship of the Australian airline, Qantas.