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In March, Malaysia Airline Flight 370, disappeared suddenly while traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Last month, Flight 17 was shot down while flying over Ukraine. With the two tragedies tied to them, Malaysian Airlines has not been the most popular kid in the block.
Even with the heavy damage to its reputation, the carrier is still operational, but according to Howard University professor Oliver McGee, they are burning money.
“The southeast Asia air carrier burns its cash reserves at nearly $2.16 million each day,” McGee wrote in a Linkedin Post. “Operations are losing about $1.6 million a day.”
Check out some of the tweets below by passengers, as you can see, some of the flights are near empty.
At Penang Airport, flying to Kuala Lumpur. The Malaysia Airlines check-in line is empty as a Richard Marx concert
— malkovichmusic.com (@malkovichmusic) July 25, 2014
— Ping (@WanPingCoombes) August 17, 2014
The importance of brand trust & values. Malaysia Airlines queue for check in empty 1.5hrs before the flight to KL pic.twitter.com/9MStJ66YeW
— Ruslan Kogan (@ruslankogan) March 10, 2014
Can confirm my mother arrived in KL in one piece after flying Malaysia Airlines. But plane so empty she had three seats to herself in A380
— Julia Macfarlane (@juliamacfarlane) April 25, 2014
Picture sent to me of a Malaysia Airlines flight out of Australia today to Asia | pic.twitter.com/3nrsdKIBmg
— Ricardo Goncalves (@BUSINESSricardo) August 15, 2014