Malaysia Airlines Baggage Allowance, Size, Weight & Fees 2022 

Oneworld airline alliance’s member and Malaysia’s national airline, Malaysia Airlines is a well-renowned airline in the aviation industry. Malaysia Airlines has owned numerous awards for its splendid service. If you are planning to fly with Malaysia Airlines, you can expect top-notch service. Before travelling do not forget to check the baggage allowance of Malaysia Airlines to avoid the excess baggage fees.

Malaysia Airlines allows one free carry-on (maximum 7kg) baggage for economy class passengers and two carry-on pieces of baggage (maximum 14kg)  for Business-class/Business suit passengers.

The allowed linear dimension for checked-in baggage is 158 cm. Malaysia Airlines allows a maximum weight of 32 kg (business class) and 23 kg (economy class) for each checked-in baggage. The total allowed free baggage allowance of Malaysia Airlines as well as excess baggage fees depend on the travel class and route.

Malaysia Airlines Cabin Baggage Allowance:

The baggage that can be hand-carried and custodial by passengers and can be stowed in the cabin is considered cabin bags. The cabin baggage allowance of Malaysia Airlines depends on the travel class. Economy class passengers are allowed to take one carry-on bag with them with a maximum weight of 7 kg. Business-class and Business suit passengers have two carry-one baggage allowances with a maximum weight of 14 kg.

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Travel ClassMaximum Weight AllowanceAllowed Number of pieces 
EconomicIn total 7 kg (15 lbs)1 piece
Business ClassIn total 14 kg (31 lbs)2 piece
Business SuiteIn total 14 kg (31 lbs)2 piece 

Allowed Liquid items in Cabin Baggage:

All forms of liquid items must be carried in a maximum capacity of 100 ml sealed containers. The containers must be sealed in a transparent plastic bag. The capacity of the transparent bag should not exceed one litre.

Malaysia Airlines Checked-in Baggage Allowance:

Allowed Baggage Dimension:

The allowed linear dimension for clecked-in baggage of Malaysia Airlines is up to 158 cm (62 inches). Baggage that is between 158 to 204 cm (62 and 80 inches) in linear dimension will be considered oversized bags. Passengers have to pay excess baggage fees(depending on the destination) for oversized bags. 

Baggage exceeding the linear dimension of 204 cm (80 inches) will not be excepted as checked-in baggage. The baggage will be referred to the freighter fleet of Malaysia Airlines ‘MASkargo’ to transport as freight.

SizeAllowedOversizedNot Accepted
DimensionLess than 158 cm (62 inches)158 to 204 cm (62 to 80 inches)Larger than 204 cm (80 inches)

Checked-in Baggage Weight Allowance:

The checked-in baggage weight allowance of Malaysia Airlines depends on the route and travel class. But each baggage should not weigh over 32 kg(70 lbs) for Business Class/Business Suite and 23 kg (50 lb.) for Economy Class.

Here are lists of FREE BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE of Malaysia Airlines based on the route and travel class.

Flights within Malayasia and Internation routes except for Malaysia to Japan, Madinah, Jeddah, and AMAL:

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Travel ClassFree Baggage allowance (Weight)
Economy Lite
Economy Basic20 Kg
Economy Flex35 Kg
Business Basic40 Kg
Business Flex50 Kg
Business Suite55 Kg

Flights from Malaysia to Japan: Passengers flying from Malaysia to Japan will get the following baggage allowance

Travel ClassFree Baggage allowance (Weight)
Economy Promo35 Kg 
Economy Basic35 Kg 
Economy Smart35 Kg 
Economy Flex35 Kg 
Business Promo40 Kg
Business Flex40 Kg

 Flights for Jeddah, Madinah, and AMAL Routes:

Travel ClassFree Baggage allowance (Weight)
Economy Promo30 Kg 
Economy Basic30 Kg
Economy Smart30 Kg
Economy Flex30 Kg
Business Promo40 Kg
Business Flex40 Kg

Flights between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore: passengers who are flying between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore will get the following baggage allowance up to 50 kg for business shuttle

Travel ClassFree Baggage allowance (Weight)
Economy Lite
Economy Basic20 Kg
Economy Shuttle35 Kg
Business Basic40 Kg
Business Shuttle50 Kg

Passengers can check in as many pieces of baggage as they want but the total weight should not exceed the allowed travel class weight.

Additional Items considered as FBA (Free Baggage allowance):

Passengers can carry baby equipment such as a baby seat, collapsible stroller (within 10 Kg), car seat, playpen, etc free of charge. Passengers with infants (on 10% tickets) can carry a bag maximum dimension of 45 inches (115cm) as cabin baggage without paying any extra fee.

People with disability are allowed to carry their own personal medical equipment e.g. wheelchairs (electric or manual), crutches, walkers, canes, back supports, braces, etc. free of cost. 

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Excess Baggage Fee:

Malaysia Airlines charge excess baggage fees if the baggage exceeds the allowance weight. The free baggage allowance of Malaysia Airlines depends on the route. Similarly, excess baggage fees are also charged based on the distance. Malaysia Airlines divides all the served countries into five zones. The excess baggage fees vary from zone to zone. 

  • Zone 1: Malaysia (Peninsular, Sarawak, and Sabah)
  • Zone 2: Bangladesh, Singapore, Cambodia, Hong Kong Vietnam, Philippines, Thailand, Brunei, Myanmar, China, Taiwan, Indonesia, and Saudi Arabia. 
  • Zone 3: India, Nepal, South Korea, Indonesia (Jakarta), Sri Lanka, Japan.
  • Zone 4: New Zealand and Australia
  • Zone 5: The United Kingdom
From/ToZone No. 1Zone No. 2Zone No. 3Zone No. 4Zone No. 5
Zone No. 15 USD8 USD14 USD20 USD28 USD
Zone No. 28 USD16 USD22 USD28 USD36 USD
Zone No. 314 USD22 USD28 USD34 USD42 USD
Zone No. 420 USD28 USD34 USD40 USD48 USD
Zone No. 528 USD36 USD42 USD48 USD56 USD

The excess baggage fees will be charged per kg above the free baggage allowance. For government officers travelling on domestic flights with a Government warrant/order, the excess baggage fees will be 3 USD per kilogram. 

Passengers can save 20 per cent on the excess baggage rates by pre-purchasing extra baggage.

Pre-purchase extra baggage:

Passengers can buy extra baggage 24 hours prior to their flight departure. If passengers purchase extra baggage 20 per cent will be reduced from their total excess baggage fees. Extra baggage can be purchased in the following ways:

  • You can buy extra baggage while booking your ticket online.
  • You can post-book via Manage My Booking
  • You can also buy extra baggage through the call centre and from the  MH Ticket Offices.

But the purchase must be done 24 hours before the flight.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How much luggage is allowed to take on Malaysia airlines?

You can take as much luggage as you want on Malaysia Airlines but the total weight should not exceed the total allowed weight of your travel class. Take a look at the above table to get the information about each class and route checked-in baggage allowance.

How many kilograms I can carry on as hand baggage on Malaysia Airlines?

Malaysia Airlines allows a maximum of 7 kg as carry-on baggage in Economy class and 14 kg in business class/business suite.

Are there any excess baggage fees for an oversized bag on Malaysia Airlines?

Malaysia Airlines usually charges excess baggage fees based on weight. Baggage that is larger than 158 cm will be considered oversized baggage and it will not be transported with airline baggage. The baggage will be referred to MASKargo to transport as freight and fees will be charged according to MASKargo policy.

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