Airlines

  • Air India to lease 14 Airbus A-320s to strengthen domestic network 24-04-2014 07:52 PM

    New Delhi: Aiming to strengthen its domestic route network, Air India would lease 14 Airbus A-320s for up to six years in a phased manner from the current financial year. The national carrier on Thursday re-issued a tender for leasing these planes which should not be more than six years...
  • Australia rules out link between debris and Malaysian plane 24-04-2014 03:58 PM

    Perth/Melbourne: Authorities ruled out any link between debris picked up on an Australian beach and a missing Malaysian jetliner on Thursday as a tropical cyclone again threatened to hamper a 26-nation air, surface and underwater search of the Indian Ocean. The debris, found on Wednesday on a beach at the...
  • Australia vows to keep searching to solve Malaysian plane mystery 23-04-2014 05:13 PM

    Perth: Australia vowed on Wednesday to keep searching for a missing Malaysian plane despite no sign of wreckage after almost seven weeks, and as bad weather again grounded aircraft and an undersea drone neared the end of its first full mission. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott admitted the search strategy...
  • Missing Malaysian jet may have landed and not ended in ocean? 22-04-2014 08:31 PM

    The probe into the mysterious disappearance of the Malaysian jet is now looking at the possibility that the plane may have landed somewhere as no debris has been found so far, a media report has said. A report in the New Strait Times quoting sources within the international team probing...
  • We prayed to our gods during those hours, say MH192 passengers 22-04-2014 04:56 PM

    Bangalore: Airport arrivals are where one can spot some of the happiest faces. But happiness is an understatement when you see your child coming safe after an air-scare. This is what Tejaswi's mother felt as she hugged her daughter at the Kempegowda International Airport in Bangalore. Tejaswi was one of...
  • Cyclone halts air search for missing MH 370 22-04-2014 10:42 AM

    Air search operations to hunt for the crashed Malaysian airliner were suspended for Tuesday due to a tropical cyclone heading south over the Indian Ocean, as a robotic mini-submarine neared completion of its underwater search with no sign of wreckage. "Planned air search activities have been suspended for today due...
  • US boy flies 3,700 km hidden in jet's landing gear 21-04-2014 11:23 PM

    Washington: A teenager stowaway in the US survived a 3,700-km flight from San Jose in California to Hawaii hiding in the landing gear of a jetliner, the media reported on Monday. The 16-year-old managed to sneak into the wheel well of the Hawaiin Airlines' Boeing-767 after jumping an airport fence....
  • Why are Americans obsessed with missing plane? 21-04-2014 02:39 PM

    From the disappearances of aviator Amelia Earhart to labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa, there's just something about a good mystery that Americans find too tantalizing to resist. Perhaps that's why the saga of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has continued to rivet the country long after people elsewhere have moved...
  • MH370: Robotic submarine searches two-thirds of underwater area 21-04-2014 10:49 AM

    Perth: A robotic mini-submarine deployed to unprecedented depths underwater to hunt for the crashed Malaysian airliner has searched nearly two-thirds of the focused area of the Indian Ocean floor with no sign of any wreckage, as it ended its eighth mission on Monday. Autonomous underwater vehicle Bluefin-21, a US Navy...
  • Watch: Reactions of relatives of Malaysian flight MH192 passengers 21-04-2014 08:34 AM

    More than 40 days after MH 370 went missing, there was another Malaysian airline scare after flight MH192 from Kuala Lumpur to Bangalore turned back mid-air, when a malfunction was detected. Malaysian Airlines has reported that the flight has landed safely at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport. The Bangalore bound...
  • Bangalore-bound Malaysian jet pilot praised upon safe landing 21-04-2014 07:49 AM

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's Transport Minister has praised the pilot of a Bangalore-bound troubled Malaysia Airlines (MAS) plane that was forced to make an emergency landing early on Monday at an airport for his "skillful" handling of the aircraft. "The passengers, despite being tired, expressed their admiration for the pilot's skillful...
  • Bangalore-bound Malaysian Airlines lands safely at Kuala Lumpur after turning back mid-air 20-04-2014 11:54 PM

    New Delhi: Malaysian Airlines reported that its Kuala Lumpur-Bangalore flight MH192 has landed safely at Kuala Lumpur International Airport at 1.56 am after making an air turnback. In a media statement issued, the Airlines said that the aircraft's right-hand landing gear malfunctioned upon takeoff and is expected to make an...
  • MH370: Malaysia Airlines to provide financial aid to families 20-04-2014 05:04 PM

    Perth: A Malaysian official met on Sunday with relatives of passengers who were aboard the missing jetliner and discussed ways of providing them with financial assistance, as an unmanned submarine continued to search for any signs of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Hamzah Zainuddin met with the...
  • Malaysian plane search in 44th day, sea bed scans could end in days 20-04-2014 09:51 AM

    Sydney/Perth: The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 entered its 44th day on Sunday as Australian search officials said a crucial series of sonar scans of the Indian Ocean floor could be completed within a week. The air, surface and underwater search is now focused on footage taken by...
  • US submarine search for Malaysian plane to be finished in a week 19-04-2014 04:51 PM

    Perth: A robotic submarine looking for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet is expected to finish searching a patch of the Indian Ocean seabed within a week after so far coming up empty, and the search area may be expanded after that, officials said on Saturday. As the hunt for Flight...
  • Should complete current underwater search for plane in 5-7 days: Australia 19-04-2014 12:28 PM

    Australian officials supervising the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 told Reuters on Saturday that an underwater search for the black box recorder based on "pings" possibly from the device could be completed in five to seven days. A US Navy deep-sea autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) is scouring a...
  • Missing Malaysian Airlines: Robotic submarine completes third search mission 17-04-2014 01:36 PM

    A mini-submarine deployed to locate the missing Malaysian plane's wreckage on the floor of the Indian Ocean has completed a full 16-hour mission mission at its third attempt, authorities said on Thursday. Two previous missions by autonomous underwater vehicle Bluefin 21, a US Navy probe equipped with side-scan sonar, to...
  • US submarine makes second dive to search for missing Malaysian plane 16-04-2014 05:49 PM

    Perth: As a robotic submarine dived into the ocean to look for lost Flight MH370, angry Chinese relatives stormed out of a teleconference meeting on Wednesday to protest the Malaysian government for not addressing them in person. The Bluefin 21 submarine surfaced early for the second time in as many...
  • Undersea drone hunt for Malaysian plane may take two months 15-04-2014 04:18 PM

    Sydney/Perth: A US Navy underwater drone sent to search for a missing Malaysian jetliner on the floor of the Indian Ocean could take up to two months to scour a 600 sq km area where the plane is believed to have sunk, US search authorities said on Tuesday. The prediction...
  • Robotic submarine deployed in search for missing Malaysian plane 14-04-2014 09:35 PM

    Perth: Search crews sent a robotic submarine deep into the Indian Ocean on Monday to begin scouring the seabed for the missing Malaysian airliner after failing for six days to detect any signals believed to be from its black boxes. Meanwhile, officials were investigating an oil slick about 5,500 meters...
  • Woman tweets she's from the Al Qaida, planning 'something big', backtracks after joke bombs and airlines threatens action 14-04-2014 02:42 PM

    Samir Mezrahi, senior editor at Buzzfeed, on Sunday tweeted a screengrab of a Twitter interaction between a user @queendemetriax_ (the account has been deleted since) and American Airline (@AmericanAir) that has created quite an uproar online. The story played out like this. The user tweeted a joke "hello my name's...
  • List of false leads in the search for MH370 14-04-2014 11:52 AM

    If the signals detected deep in the Indian Ocean are truly from the wreckage from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, they ultimately will close the book on a frustrating long list of false leads in the effort to find the jet. Here are the most prominent moments in which hopes of...
  • Australia considers deploying undersea robot in hunt for MH370 14-04-2014 09:49 AM

    Sydney/Kuala Lampur: Australian officials leading the search for a missing Malaysia Airlines plane in the southern Indian Ocean are weighing when to deploy an underwater robot to aid in the hunt, now in its sixth fruitless week. Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 disappeared soon after taking off on March 8 from...
  • Missing Malaysian plane's black box batteries may have died 13-04-2014 12:57 PM

    Perth: Following four strong underwater signals in the past week, all has gone quiet in the hunt for the missing Malaysian airline, meaning the batteries on the all-important black boxes may have finally died. Despite having no new pings to go on, crews are continuing their search Sunday for debris...
  • Co-pilot of missing Malaysian plane made mid-air phone call: report 12-04-2014 01:50 PM

    Kuala Lumpur: The co-pilot of missing Malaysia Airlines plane made a desperate call from his mobile phone moments before the jet went off the radar with 239 people on board under mysterious circumstances on March 8. The call from co-pilot Fariq Abdul Hamid's phone, however, ended abruptly, but not before...
  • Searchers race to find MH370; no new signals heard 12-04-2014 10:14 AM

    Perth: With no new underwater signals detected, the search for the missing Malaysian passenger jet resumed on Saturday in a race against time to find its dying black boxes five weeks after families first learned their loved ones never arrived at their destination. The ocean search area has been condensed,...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 10-04-2014 10:35 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Malaysia plane hunt resumes amidst optimism over new 'pings' 10-04-2014 04:07 PM

    The search for a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner resumed on Thursday with a renewed sense of optimism, after Australian officials said they had detected two new 'ping' signals that may have come from the plane's black box recorders. The mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, which disappeared more than a...
  • Flight 370 search intensifies after pings heard 10-04-2014 01:24 PM

    With hopes high that search crews are zeroing in on the missing Malaysian jetliner's crash site, ships and planes hunting for the aircraft intensified their efforts Thursday after equipment picked up sounds consistent with a plane's black box in the deep waters of the Indian Ocean. Thursday's search zone was...
  • Underwater pings relocated in hunt for Malaysian jet MH370: Australia 09-04-2014 08:54 AM

    Perth: An Australian official says equipment on a ship searching for the missing Malaysian jet has relocated an underwater signal that is consistent with a plane's black boxes. Angus Houston, the head of a joint agency coordinating the search in the southern Indian Ocean, said on Wednesday that the Australian...