Having exhausted all options available but relentless still regardless, Malaysia Airlines has asked relatives of passengers on board flight MH370 to leave the hotel accommodation it is providing and return to their homes.
It is closing the family assistance centres set up after the plane vanished on 8 March with 239 people on board.
The airline promised to keep relatives up to date on the search operation.
Meanwhile, a report by Malaysia’s transport ministry has recommended the introduction of real-time tracking of commercial air transport.
The ministry’s air accident investigation bureau said there had now been two occasions over the past five years when large passenger planes had gone missing and their last position was not accurately known – MH370 and Air France Flight 447 in 2009.
“This uncertainty resulted in significant difficulty in locating the aircraft in a timely manner,” the report noted.