Malaysia Airlines is telling relatives of the passengers on Flight 370 that they should return home.

Since the plane disappeared March 8, the airline has been putting relatives up in hotels, where they've been briefed on the search.

Now, though, Malaysia Airlines has issued a statement saying relatives should move out of hotels and wait for any news at home.

The airline says it's closing its family assistance centers around the world by May 7, and it'll soon make advanced compensation payments to relatives.