Malaysia Airlines retires MH17 flight code, offers full refunds

2014-07-22 08:30
Cape Town – Malaysia Airlines announced that it will be retiring the flight number MH17 out of respect for the 298 people killed on the Boeing 777, believed shot down by a missile in rebel-controlled eastern Ukraine last Thursday.

The airline followed the same course of action after passenger airline MH370 disappeared over the Indian Ocean in March this year.

Malaysia Airlines' Amsterdam - Kuala Lumpur service will be MH19 as of July 25. 

reports that the airline will also offer full refunds to travellers who are looking to cancel their tickets as well as those wanting to postpone their flights.  

The airline says passengers have until Thursday, July 24 to cancel or change their tickets, valid for travel until December 31, 2014.

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