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Covid-19 could be impetus for MAS-AirAsia merger

Kang Siew Li
Kang Siew Li3/27/2020 07:00 AM GMT+08  • 5 min read
Covid-19 could be impetus for MAS-AirAsia merger
Recently, Malaysia Airlines (MAS) group chief financial officer Boo Hui Yee told its 13,000 employees that many airlines are now at risk of going bankrupt, and the national flag carrier is no different.
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(Mar 27): As airlines around the world take more drastic steps to continue operating as the Covid-19 outbreak virtually halts all travel, they are also calling for government support.

On March 5, British airline Flybe became the first airline casualty since the start of the outbreak, putting 2,400 jobs at risk.

But critics have already decried such a rescue, saying a bailout is not the answer as the industry is already facing headwinds that have now been made worse by Covid-19.

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