Last modified: 2018-07-17 by zachary harden
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Malaysian Airlines started on 12 October 1937, as Malayan Airways Limited
(MAL), an air service between Penang and Singapore proposed jointly by the Ocean
Steamship Co. of Liverpool, the Straits Steamship of Singapore and Imperial
Airways; on 2 October 1947, MAL became the national carrier. The name of the
company was changed to Malaysian Airlines Ltd. after the formation of Malaysia
in 1963, while Borneo Airways was incorporated to the company. In 1965,
Singapore seceded from Malaysia and MAL was renamed Malaysia-Singapore Airlines.
The company split in 1973, the Malaysian branch being renamed Malaysian Airline
Ltd., subsequently Malaysian Airlines System. The common name of the company is
The flag of the national career Malaysia Airlines can be seen on photographs taken during the 4th French Open of Sepak Takraw, held in Strasbourg on 2-3 September 2006. Sepak Takraw is a sport very popular in South-Eastern Asia, and Malaysia Airlines seems to be the main sponsor of the Malaysian national team. The flag is in proportions 1:2, white with a thin red stripe on top and a thin blue stripe on bottom, in the middle the red-blue emblem of the company, below it the name of the company in blue letters.
Ivan Sache, 19 April 2008
The Malaysian Airlines logo is a depiction of the "wau bulan" which is a
traditional kite from this region. A simple google image search of this term
will show you several examples of the real kite.
Herman Felani M.Y., 19 April 2008
As for the logo itself, it was launched on October 15, 1987 and
created by Johan Ariff of Johan Design Associates, a Kuala Lumpur
based company. Sources:
Zachary Harden, 10 July 2018
image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 14 June 2016
based on image located by Jens Pattke, 10 January 2015
Image with a centred logo based on:
http://www.bloomberg.com/image/iPx59c00cwEQ.jpg at http://www.businessweek.com/news/2014-07-19/dutch-professional-cyclist-escapes-malaysian-air-crash-twice
Jens Pattke, 10 January 2015
It seems to be a 1:2 white flag with the full logo on it, both lettering and
symbol, its red/blue dividing line matching the horizontal midline of the flag.
At http://logok.org/malaysia-airlines-logo/ is more information about this logo, and at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malaysia_Airlines is more information about this company.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 14 June 2016
In an interview with the CEO of the airline in 2016, a white logo flag can be seen behind him here. While I am not certain on when this flag was put in use, I would imagine roughly around the same time after the incidents involving MH 17 and MH 370 in 2014). Zachary Harden, 10 July 2018