Malaysia Airlines plans to resume flights to several destinations this year, including New York, to boost its earnings, sources said
It is understood that MAS is studying several profitable routes, including flying to new destinations and increasing frequency of existing routes with high potential.
MAS flies direct to more than 60 destinations and a further 800 destinations in more than 150 countries via its oneworld partners.
For the flight to New York, MAS is expected to fly there via London using the A380 aircraft.
MAS had stopped all its New York flights in 2009.
From next month on, it will be flying to Krabi, Thailand, four times a week.
MAS will also fly to Vancouver, Canada, via Narita, Japan, this year through a code share agreement with Japan Airlines (JAL).
Sources said the national carrier is also evaluating existing loss-making routes in a bid to trim cost.
Speculation is rife that MAS may cut Los Angeles and Frankfurt from its network and work with its code-sharing partners to fly passengers there.
MAS has more than 25 code-share agreements with carriers like Garuda Airlines, Cathay Pacific and JAL.