Malaysia Airlines expresses deepest sympathy to MH370 families in media statement

MAS said that it would continue to provide latest updates and information to the families and fully cooperate with the relevant authorities on the investigation and recovery of the tragic accident.
MAS said that it would continue to provide latest updates and information to the families and fully cooperate with the relevant authorities on the investigation and recovery of the tragic accident. PHOTO: THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia Airlines (MAS) has expressed its deepest sympathy to the families and friends of those on board flight MH370 following the news that the debris found on Reunion Island is indeed from the aircraft.

"Family members of passengers and crew have already been informed and we extend our deepest sympathies to those affected.

"This is indeed a major breakthrough for us in resolving the disappearance of MH370. We expect and hope that there would be more objects to be found which would be able to help resolve this mystery," the airline said in a statement early on Thursday.

MAS added that it would continue to provide latest updates and information to the families and fully cooperate with the relevant authorities on the investigation and recovery of the tragic accident.

The full statement is as follows:

"Malaysia Airlines would like to sincerely convey our deepest sorrow to the families and friends of the passengers onboard Flight MH370 on the news that the flaperon found on Reunion Island on 29 July was indeed from Flight MH370.

"This has been confirmed jointly today by the French Authorities, Bureau d' Enquetes et d' Analyses pour la Securites de I'AviationCivile (BEA), the Malaysian Investigation Team, Technical Representative from PRC and Australian Transportation Safety Bureau (ATSB) in Toulouse, France and subsequently announced by the Prime Minister of Malaysia Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

"Family members of passengers and crew have already been informed and we extend our deepest sympathies to those affected.

"This is indeed a major breakthrough for us in resolving the disappearance of MH370. We expect and hope that there would be more objects to be found which would be able to help resolve this mystery.

"Moving forward, Malaysia Airlines' priority will continue to provide latest updates and information to the families and will fully cooperate with the relevant authorities on the investigation and recovery of this tragic accident."