Missing QZ8501 saddens AirAsia; turns logo from red to gray
Netizens are expressing empathy and prayers in fast forward mode at #PrayforAirAsia in Twitter after AirAsia Indonesia confirmed that flight QZ8501 was missing on December 28, 2014.
(Search continues despite bad weather)
Even as more bodies are found, condolences are being said online using this hashtag. A total of twenty two remains of QZ 8501 passengers have been recovered.
Related hashtags include #PrayforQZ8501, #QZ8501, #StayStrongAirAsia and #DeepCondolences.
This developed as AirAsia conveyed sadness by replacing the bright red color of its logo and related designs with the color gray in its social media channels and the AirAsia website.
AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandez personally handed over the recovered remains of one AirAsia stewardess to her family. (Read More)
AirAsia Indonesia has confirmed that flight QZ8501 from Surabaya to Singapore has lost contact with air traffic control at 07:24 (Surabaya LT) this morning. The flight took off from Juanda International Airport in Surabaya at 0535hours.
(Check out AirAsia Indonesia’s official statement)
Some Netizens misunderstood the change in color and misinterpreted the move as having given up.
However, many defended the change in color saying this reflects respect and sensitivity. AirAsia has not given up. In fact, the airline is cooperating in the on-going search and rescue operations. But it removed pictures and colors in its social media channels that evoked fun. Several netizens, on the other hand, urged AirAsia to remain steadfast and strong.
Meanwhile, AirAsia announced corrections in the nationalities of the 155 passengers, two pilots, and five cabin crew.
Have you already urged your friends to also say their prayers for all those on board AirAsia flight 8501? Let’s use #PrayforAirAsia #PrayforQZ8501. Be among the first to use the comments section below to express condolences.
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Our heartfelt condolence.
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