About Malasia Airlines
MALASIA AIRLINES ROUTES
Malasia Airlines fly to/from:
Alor Setar, Bintulu, Ipoh, Johor Bahru, Kota Bharu, Kota Kinabalu,
Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Terengganu, Kuantan, Kuching, Labuan, Lahad,
Datu, Langkawi, Miri, Penang, Sandakan, Sibu, Tawau, Adelaide,
Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Vienna, Bandar Seri Begawan,
Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Paris, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Auckland,
Denpasar, Jakarta, Medan, Padang, Pontianak, Surabaya, Rome, Amsterdam,
Cebu, Manila, Singapore, Kaohsiung, Taipei, Bangkok, Phuket, Istanbul,
Los Angeles, New York, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
Cabin air pressure
Although aircraft cabins are pressurised, the air pressure is
not the same as on the ground. It is equivalent to air pressure
at the altitude of 1,500 to 2,500 metres above sea level. Because
of this the available oxygen is reduced and gases within the body
expand. The effects of reduced cabin air pressure are usually
well tolerated by healthy passengers.
Oxygen and hypoxia
Cabin air contains ample oxygen for healthy passengers. Because
of a reduction in cabin air pressure, the concentration of oxygen
in the blood is slightly reduced and may lead to mild hypoxia
(i.e. reduced supply of oxygen to the tissues).
Passengers with cardiovascular or respiratory disease, or certain
disorders of the blood, such as anaemia or sickle cell disease,
may not tolerate hypoxia well. The effect of alcohol on the brain
is also increased by hypoxia.
During your Flight
Are you trying to find the best seat for your flight, or curious
about the entertainment they have on board? Wondering what fine
cuisine they have on the menu? Or, has the in-flight shopping
bug bitten you yet?
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