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Malaysia Airlines Baggage Policy




Founded : 1947

Key people : Wan Zulkiflee (Chairman), Izham Ismail (CEO)

Country : Malaysia

Office Address : 4th Floor, East Wing, Admin Bldg, SSZ - Kuala Lampur Intl Airport

City : Sepang

State : Selangor,

Zip Code : 64000

Phone number : 00 60 1-300-88-3000

Official Website :

Baggage allowance 

Carry-on baggage 

Malaysia Airlines permits economy class passengers to carry one piece of carry-on baggage. In addition to this, the baggage can weigh a maximum of 7kg. On the other hand, business class and business suite passengers can carry two pieces of carry-on baggage. In addition to this, the baggage can weigh a maximum of 7kg each. Therefore, in total they can carry 14kg. Lastly, any liquids or gels over 100ml are not allowed in the carry-on baggage.


Checked baggage 

Malaysia Airlines permits first class (business suite) passengers to carry two pieces of checked-in baggage that weighs a maximum of 50kg.  Furthermore, business class passengers can bring 2 pieces of baggage up to 40kg weight. Economy class passengers can also bring two pieces of baggage with a maximum 30kg weight. In addition, one piece of baggage cannot exceed 32kg weight with a maximum 158 dimensions.


Extra baggage

Passengers have the option of purchasing extra baggage. They can do so by contacting the call centre of Malaysia Airlines or they can also go to the website and go to the “Manage Booking” section. Moreover, this service is only available for up to 24 hours prior to the departure of the flight. Please refer below for excess baggage rates:

Zone   Country/ Destination Rate/kg(USD)
1* Malaysia (Peninsular, Sabah & Sarawak) 5
2 Vietnam, Singapore, Cambodia, Thailand, Brunei, Myanmar, Philippines, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Indonesia (Denpasar, Surabaya, Kuala Namu), China, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh 8
3 India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Indonesia (Jakarta), Japan, Republic of Korea 14
4 Australia & New Zealand 20
5 United Kingdom 28

*Passenger travelling on MH domestic services with a Government warrant/order, the excess baggage rate on all domestic services will be USD3 per kilogram

From/To   Zone 1 Zone 2 Zone 3 Zone 4 Zone 5
Zone 1 USD 5 USD 8 USD 14 USD 20 USD 28
Zone 2 USD 8 USD 16 USD 22 USD 28 USD 36
Zone 3 USD 14 USD 22 USD 28 USD 34 USD 42
Zone 4 USD 20 USD 28 USD 34 USD 40 USD 48
Zone 5 USD 28 USD 36 USD 42 USD 48 USD 56
  • Charges will be calculated based on distance flown from point of departure to the final destination in one single itinerary
  • Rates will be charged on per kg basis (over and above the permitted free baggage allowance of the cabin class)


Special/Sporting equipment

Malaysia Airlines permits passengers to purchase an extra seat, cabin seat baggage. This basically allows passengers to carry heavier items into the cabin, items that are not accepted in the aircraft hold. For instance, these items include works of art, diplomatic baggage, musical instruments, electronic equipment and valuable baggage. Lastly, Malaysia Airlines allows passengers to carry the following sporting equipment:

  • Golf equipment
  • Surf boards/windsurfing
  • Sailboards and masts
  • Canoes
  • Bikes / Bicycles (Touring or Racing – non motorized)
  • Fishing equipment
  • Archery equipment
  • Bowling equipment
  • Hunting equipment
  • Parachutes
  • Sporting Firearms and Ammunition
  • Scuba Diving equipment
  • Snow/Water Skiing equipment

Malaysia Airlines Baggage Policy FAQ's

You can measure your baggage dimension by adding up length, width and height (length + width + height.


You can contact call center of Malaysia Airlines on 1 300 88 3000 or +60 3 7843 3000


For details on this please click here.


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