As rebels in Ukraine finally release bodies and remains of victims of the MH17 crash, Malaysia Airlines is trying to reassure would-be flyers that the airline won’t be anywhere close to the area in the future. On its website, the airline has a map of Ukraine (including Crimea), with the borders all red-lined. “Malaysia Airlines now avoids Ukranian airspace entirely, flying farther south over Turkey.” Meanwhile, any customers who go to the carrier’s “Deals of the Day” link get a one-sentence message. “Sorry, there are no deals at the moment.”
Nearly a week after the downing of MH17 in Ukraine, MAS executives are focusing on finding a way to save the company. The carrier this week is going to present a plan to its parent, state-run Khazanah Nasional, Bloomberg News reported yesterday. Bankruptcy is one option. Taking the company private is another.