Malaysia Airlines reopens Kuala Lumpur Platinum Lounge

The flagship lounge once again welcomes top-tier frequent flyers.

By David Flynn, July 7 2022
Malaysia Airlines reopens Kuala Lumpur Platinum Lounge

Malaysia Airlines’ flagship Platinum Lounge at Kuala Lumpur International Airport is once again open for all top-tier Oneworld frequent flyers to enjoy, with the airline promising a renewed “focus on premium service offerings.”

Located next door to Malaysia Airlines’ Golden Lounge in KLIA’s Satellite Terminal, the Platinum Lounge serves as a de facto first class lounge, given that Malaysia Airlines no longer offers ‘first class’ on its Airbus A350 flights to London.

That primo cabin was rebranded as Business Suites in 2018, with upgraded seating and service compared to the A350’s standard business class.

Most guests at the Platinum Lounge are therefore drawn from the ranks of Malaysia Airlines’ won Enrich Platinum frequent flyers and their Oneworld Emerald equivalents (including Qantas and Qatar Airways Platinums), along with holders of CIMB Enrich World Elite Mastercard and of course first class passengers on any Oneworld airline.

The dining room at Malaysia Airlines' Platinum Lounge, KLIA.
The dining room at Malaysia Airlines' Platinum Lounge, KLIA.

Those visitors can look forward to an a la carte experience at the Platinum Lounge’s dedicated dining room, and retiring to a quiet corner of the lounge after their three-course meal – ranging from local Malaysian ox tail soup and of course Nasi Lemak to international classics – to enjoy some freshly-pulled teh tarik and a view over the tarmac.

Relax and enjoy the view at Malaysia Airlines' Platinum Lounge, KLIA.
Relax and enjoy the view at Malaysia Airlines' Platinum Lounge, KLIA.

There are also well-appointed shower suites and a nap room to take the edge off a long layover.

“We are thrilled to reopen our Platinum Lounge, especially as we continue to ramp up our international frequency and network to meet the growing demands for travel,” says Lau Yin May, Malaysia Airlines’ Group Chief Marketing and Customer Experience Officer. 

Malaysia Airlines' excellent Golden Lounge at KLIA remains the go-to for business class passengers and Gold-grade frequent flyers.
Malaysia Airlines' excellent Golden Lounge at KLIA remains the go-to for business class passengers and Gold-grade frequent flyers.

“We hope guests, far and wide, will continue to enjoy the Malaysian Hospitality service that comes with flying with Malaysia Airlines; from the moment they seamlessly book their flights with us, upon their arrival at the airport, impeccable experiences at our lounges, and a comfortable journey on board.”

If you’re headed to or through KLIA with Malaysia Airlines or a Oneworld partner such as Qatar Airways, you can read our review of the Malaysia Airlines Platinum Lounge for more on what to expect.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

10 Apr 2016

Total posts 58

Have used this lounge a lot over the years.  The service is always great and most of the time you are the only person in there.  Much better than the Golden Lounge next door which at times is bursting at the seams.  

CT
CT

29 Aug 2018

Total posts 12

I just missed the opening.  The business class lounge was very quiet when I was there late last month.  The noodle station was not going to open till 10.00 am.

QF

15 Apr 2015

Total posts 17

I hope they’ve kept the Laksa cycle going!! 


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