In a statement today, the national carrier said Economy Class guests will now be allowed one piece of cabin baggage up to a maximum seven kg instead of five kg.
Guests in First and Business Class have an allowance of two pieces of cabin baggage with a maximum weight of seven kg each.
Each cabin baggage should have a maximum height of 56cm, length of 36cm and width of 23cm.
“This guideline is applicable for all air travel and will be strictly implemented across the airline’s extensive global network effective July 1,” it said.
Apart from the streamlined cabin baggage allowance, each guest can bring on board either a notebook/laptop or briefcase or a binocular bag.
In addition, guests can also bring one small handbag and a walking stick.
Those travelling with infants below 24 months old may also bring one bag containing baby food and nappies weighing up to five kg, a carry cot and a fully collapsible baby stroller.
All cabin baggage must conform to local laws and security measures applied at the respective airports, Malaysia Airlines said, adding that its regular rates will be applied to cabin baggage in excess of these allowances.