A Malaysia Airlines branch office is deserted in Jakarta on July 18, 2014 following Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 Boeing 777 shot down over Ukraine that killed 297 passengers. (AFP/Bay Ismoyo)
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HONG KONG: Hit by two astonishing tragedies in quick succession, the Malaysia Airlines brand may become the airline industry's equivalent of asbestos or News of the World: toxic to the public and, experts say, impossible to redeem.Just four months earlier, a Malaysia Airlines jetliner carrying 239 people disappeared about an hour after taking off from Kuala Lumpur.Even before the Flight 370 mystery, state-owned Malaysia Airlines was in serious financial trouble.That disaster along with the often bumbling response of Malaysia Airlines and the Malaysian government deeply scarred the carrier. Already losing about $1.6 million a day, there will be "no miracles" for Malaysia Airlines, said Aziz. Unlike Flight 370, the responsibility for which is pinned with Malaysia Airlines, the second disaster appears largely beyond the airline's control.
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