Firefly might be the next national carrier.
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Investors are no longer interested in national carrier Malaysia Airlines, and amidst being grounded from the pandemic and years of being in the red, it could potential be liquidated away.
According to NST, Khazanah Nasional Bhd may be grounding the airline permanently and turning Firefly into the new national carrier. However, the preferred option is for their investors to support the company’s attempt at restructuring instead.
Still, in the middle of all this uncertainty over the future of Malaysia Airlines, many Malaysians have taken to social media to share their memories of what Malaysia Airlines mean to them.
For many Malaysians, the national airline carries fond memories, whether it was the first time they rode on a plane…
Upper deck A380, Paris bound. Dapat tengok tempat rehat crew dalam kapal. MH is all about Malaysian Hospitality 💙❤️ pic.twitter.com/ayvBudermE— atin 🔅 (@atinnjha) October 15, 2020
…or for those who reached their dreams of a career in the air.
i grew up with @MAS, and is lucky enough to serve our national carrier as their employee ✈️— Lene. (@adlinfrn) October 15, 2020
bismillah please pray for us 🙏🏻 semoga nasib kami kakitangan malaysia airlines berhad terbela pic.twitter.com/DpRrGZmC7x
Malaysia Airlines will always be in my heart bcs my father works there…. whenever i took a flight with Malaysia Airlines, i would feel so proud as a Malaysia citizen and i miss the vibe, the dishes and the hospitality i received from the crew .. https://t.co/q56FtSBsHf pic.twitter.com/6TmGKk5dcU— Megat Ikhwan (@megatarsenal10) October 15, 2020
The airline was also involved in shipping students back home during the global pandemic.
It was on 19 April 2020, Malaysia Airlines helps us students from Egypt returning back to Malaysia. I received warmth and kind hospitality from their amazing staffs🥺✨ May Allah grant the best for our Malaysia Airlines🤍🛩 pic.twitter.com/nd5OIt9Iqe— BAtt🇲🇾 (@btrsyaaiman) October 15, 2020
The airline has been in operation for 73 years since 1947, and it may not reach its centennial.
Whether or not Malaysia Airline manages to get through this rough patch still remains to be seen, but they have certainly made a deep, long-lasting impact on the country and its people.
Anne is an advocate of sustainable living and the circular economy, and has managed to mum-nag the team into using reusable containers to tapau food. She is also a proud parent of 4 cats and 1 rabbit.