Published on : Saturday, July 19, 2014
Travellers are shying away from Malaysia Airlines post MH17 tragedy that killed 300 people on board, according to a statement given by a leading travel agent. Penny Spencer, the managing director of Spencer Travel said travellers are calling up to cancel bookings on Malaysia Airlines.
According to Spencer, booking on Malaysia Airlines recovered slightly after the inexplicable disappearance of MH370 in March. But, the recent tragedy that took away 300 innocent lives have forced travellers to avoid the carrier.
“A lot of people think it happens to them once, it can’t happen again,” she said.
“That’s human nature. You think it couldn’t strike twice.”
The airline said flights to and from Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide, Darwin and Auckland will operate as per normal schedule.
“I think the travelling public’s response after the disappearance of MH370 was fairly typical of what we have seen in the past,” Flight Centre spokesman Hadyn Long said.
“Generally, passenger numbers fell as the uncertainty continued and we then started to see a gradual recovery.”
There also have been questions on why the civil aviation authority had given a green flag to fly over a war zone despite knowing the possible risks.
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