Malaysia Airlines Boeing 747 (Photo: aeroprints.com/Wikimedia Commons) - Credit: Malaysia Airlines Boeing 747 (Photo: aeroprints.com/Wikimedia Commons)
Thursday, 3 December 2015 - 10:58
Malaysia Airlines ends flights to Amsterdam, Paris
Malaysia Airlines will no longer be flying to Amsterdam and Paris from next year. The airline singed a cooperation agreement with the Arabic Emirates and most of its Europe flights will in future be done only in cooperation with the Arabic airline. Malaysia Airlines announced the agreement with Emirates on Wednesday. Flights to Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas will be done by Emirates. And flights within Malaysia, to South East Asia and selective cities across the Asia Pacific region will be done by Malaysia Airlines. In July last year Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over East Ukraine en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. All 298 people on board were killed. A few months earlier the airline's flight MH370 disappeared without a trace on its way to Peking. According to news wire ANP, these two plane disasters on top of a weak financial position, forced the airline to cut down on its flight offer significantly. The deal with Emirates makes further reorganization possible.