Malaysia Airlines could change its name

2014-07-28 11:51
Cape Town - Malaysia Airlines is looking to rebrand itself with a name-change said to be on the cards, following two major catastrophes in the space of six months.

First Flight MH370 vanished with a rigorous global search for it turning up nothing; then Flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine killing all 298 passenger and crew on board.

Commercial Director Hugh Dunleavy told the Sunday Telegraph its majority shareholder, the Malaysian government is already busy with the process of assessing the future shape of the airline - and that the tragic incident of MH17 will only serve to speed up the process.  

The company is planning new routes, that avoid any war zones - recently rerouting its Kuala Lumpur-to-London flight over Syrian airspace instead of using the usual route over Ukraine which remains closed. 

The airline is reportedly also calling for a single global body to monitor threats and decide where civilian aircraft are allowed to fly.

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