Putting the two tragedies aside, analysts say that Malaysia Airlines has plenty of internal mistakes to correct going forward. Most significantly, its contracts with "politically connected suppliers" in which it pays higher than industry standard prices have come into question.
The reports also said that the name "Malaysia Airlines" might survive the rebranding process. The New York Times pointed out that "until the loss of Flight 370, the airline was on course to continue a rapid expansion of capacity in both its domestic and regional networks this year, after a record 29 percent annual increase in passenger traffic in 2013."
Now that the layoffs are final, it seems MH will begin a semi-holding pattern and start shopping for members of the new board that will take over next July. Then, we're sure more details of the rebranding and route reduction will be discussed.
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