A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 in Perth, Australia (Wikimedia/Darren Koch) - Credit: A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 (Wikimedia/Darren Koch)
Monday, 25 January 2016 - 10:20
Malaysia Airlines flying last plane from Schiphol today
Update, 11:41 a.m., 25 January 2016: Malaysia Airlines flight MH19 for Kuala Lumpur departed from Amsterdam on time at 11:40 a.m. Update, 11:35 a.m., 25 January 2016: A previous version of this story indicated that incidents with flight MH17 and MH370 took place "last year," when in actuality they occurred in 2014. The last Malaysia Airlines flight from Schiphol Airport is departing at 11:40 a.m. on Monday. The airline is withdrawing from several European markets, ANP reports. Malaysia Airlines CEO Huib Gorter told Het Parool that this was an emotional weekend. The airline was active on Schiphol for 35 years. The Schiphol-based staff will present gifts to the last passengers at the gate on Monday morning. The airline has to cut back on routes and destinations due to financial troubles caused by two major aircraft disasters in March and July of 2014 with 537 combined victims: the downing of flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine and the disappearance of flight MH370. Monday is also the last day the airline will fly from Paris. A partnership with the Emirates airline will help serve Malaysia Airlines passengers in those cities, Malaysia Airlines announced in December.