Singapore Airlines insensitive social posts after MH17 tragedy

After the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 tragedy where the plane was shot down, Singapore Airlines posted an insensitive message on its Facebook and Twitter account, and has since made an apology.

Social media is a haven for making statements, offering good business deals, and getting the word out, but for thousands they thought Singapore Airlines was a little to insensitive after posting a message saying, “Customers may wish to note that Singapore Airlines flights are not using Ukraine airspace.”

The message is a little untactful just after flight MH 17, Singapore Airlines did make a public apology on Saturday and even posted another Facebook and Twitter post stating, “Our thoughts are with the passengers and crew of MH17, and their families.”

Over on Facebook under the Singapore Airlines post ‘Our thoughts are with the passengers and crew of MH17, and their families’ one commenter said, “Would have been better PR if you had posted this before the other one!!’ with the other SA tweet saying, “Customers may wish to note that Singapore Airlines flights are not using Ukraine airspace.” These were also posted on Singapore Airlines Twitter account – TWEETS shown below.

298 people were killed after the Malaysia Airlines plane was shot down, and many are very angry after Singapore Airlines way of thinking saying it was a publicity stunt that should not have happened during the MH17 crisis.

The posts were in a way contradicting seeing as Singapore Airlines flight from Copenhagen to Singapore was only 25 kilometres from MH17 when it was shot down according to SMH.

Do you think Singapore Airlines were a little too harsh with its Facebook and Twitter posts?

Singapore Airlines insensitive social posts after MH17 tragedy