Boeing 747-200 - Malaysia Airlines
Malaysia Airlines (until 1987: MAS - Malaysia Airline System) is the national airline of Malaysia. It is based at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and has a smaller hub at Kuching. The airline exists since 1947 as Malayan Airways. In 1966 it became Malaysia-Singapore Airlines (MSA) and in 1972 the airline was split up into Malaysian Airline System and Singapore Airlines.
The airline was and is operator of several types of widebody airliners. In 1976 it received its first McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 aircraft. Later it operated the MD-11 and the Airbus A300 and in 1982 the first Boeing 747-200 became part of the fleet. The airline flew 17 747-200s, one 747-100 and two 747-300s. It also acquired 24 747-400s.
The photographs show a 747-200 in the old MAS colour scheme approaching London Heathrow Airport (top) and in the later livery after the name change to 'Malaysia Airlines' (below) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).