Commemorative Issue of Postage Stamps to Mark the Inaugural Flight of MAS to Los Angeles
Date of Issue: 1986-07-31
Denominations: 20 cents, 40 cents, $1.00
Stamp Size: 28 mm x 32 mm
Paper: SPM watermarked, phosphor coated
Printing Process: Lithography
Printer: Security Printers (M) Sdn. Bhd. Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Sheet Composition: 100 stamps
Designer: PTM Thompson Advertising Sdn. Bhd., Kuala Lumpur
Stamps in the Series:
First Day Cover:
When Malaysian Airline System, commenced operations in 1972, its air links covered 6 international and 34 domestic destinations. The addition of new, more advanced and bigger capacity aircraft through the years has enabled MAS to fly to new international destinations. Today, MAS flies to 25 key cities in Asia, Australia, Europe and Middle East, in additional to the 34 destinations within Malaysia.
NOW TO LOS ANGELES, THE 60TH DESTINATION FOR MAS
MAS launches its services to Los Angeles on 31 July 1986. This service also marks the first trans-Pacific service for MAS. Flying twice-weekly, via Tokyo, MAS operates the fastest flight between Kuala Lumpur and Los Angeles. With Los Angeles, MAS route network covers 60 destinations in 21 countries in Asia, Australia, Europe, Middle East and U.S.A.
MAS ADDS THE MOST ADVANCED B747 TO ITS FLEET
For the first time, a B747 Stretched Upper Deck aircraft, the most advanced 747 of all, will carry the MAS fleet will be dedicated to the new trans-Pacific Services and will also support MAS European frequencies. The introduction of this new aircraft will enable MAS to further increase its existing services and network.
GOLDEN SERVICE ALL THE WAY
Apart from the comfort of the fastest flight to the USA and the luxury of extra space on the B747 Stretched Upper Deck aircraft, passengers can look forward to the MAS promise to treat them like gold. Warm, gracious courtesy and exclusive standards of service and style, which all add up to a standard of inflight service they will want to come back to!