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  • Germanwings co-pilot intentionally crashed the plane: Officials 8 hours 22 minutes ago

    Just one of the two pilots of the Germanwings airliner that crashed in the French Alps was in the cockpit at the time it went down, a German state prosecutor said on Thursday. The statement came after the New York Times reported that "black box" recordings showed one of the...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob 8 hours 50 minutes ago

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  • News 360: Germanwings co-pilot wilfully crashed jetliner, says French prosecutor 9 hours 45 minutes ago

    Just one of the two pilots of the Germanwings airliner that crashed in the French Alps was in the cockpit at the time it went down, a German state prosecutor said on Thursday. ...
  • Co-pilot of Germanwings flight that crashed into the French Alps took sole control of plane and intentionally started descent: Officials 14 hours 25 minutes ago

    Paris: Just one of the two pilots of the Germanwings airliner that crashed in the French Alps was in the cockpit at the time it went down, a German state prosecutor said on Thursday. The statement came after the New York Times reported that "black box" recordings showed one of the...
  • AirAsia offers 3 million seats at discounted prices 3 days ago

    New Delhi: In one of the biggest discounted sale offers, Malaysian carrier AirAsia on Monday put three million (30 lakh) seats up for grab for destinations including India. As part of this mega sale offer, AirAsia has rolled out fares as low as Rs 3,399 for a Visakhapatnam-Kuala Lumpur and Rs...
  • Airlines hike fares for Australia with India entering World Cup semis 4 days ago

    New Delhi: With the defending champions India set to take on Australia in the second semi-final of the 2015 ICC World Cup at Sydney on Thursday, airlines have hiked their fares substantially for Down Under. The fares for Sydney and Melbourne have already shot up by 15-20 per cent in the...
  • PMO seeks performance report from Air India 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Concerned over the overall health of Air India, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) has asked the national carrier to submit a detailed performance report on its losses, profitability and revival plan. The state-run airline, however, termed these queries as "routine" and a senior official on Friday said that a...
  • SpiceJet promoter Ajay Singh gets security clearance 1 week ago

    New Delhi: SpiceJet's new promotor Ajay Singh has got the mandatory security clearance from the Home Ministry. Civil Aviation Ministry has received the files relating to Singh's security clearance from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Thursday, official sources said in New Delhi on Thursday. Security agencies had conducted a...
  • Passenger removed from United Airlines flight after yelling 'Jihad!' March 17, 2015

    Washington: Alert passengers on board a United Airlines flight averted a potentially dangerous situation when they subdued a young co-passenger started yelling "Jihad! Jihad!" and appeared to threaten a hijacking. United Flight 1074 bound for Denver returned to Dulles International Airport outside Washington, DC last night after passengers pounced on...
  • 31 priority, 114 emergency landings in 3 years: Government March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Domestic carriers, including erstwhile Kingfisher Airlines, had made 31 precautionary or priority landings and 114 emergency landings at various airports in the country due to engine defects or failure, medical and other reasons in last three years. Most number of precautionary landings (18) were made by the planes...
  • Package found on Australian beach may be linked to missing Malaysian Ailrines flight MH370 March 10, 2015

    Canberra: An unwrapped towelette, bearing the Malaysia Airlines logo that washed up on an Australia beach, is being examined to determine whether it could have come from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. The package was found by a couple Kingsley and Vicki Miller as they walked along the beach at the...
  • Lost Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: A year without a clue to the tragedy March 8, 2015

    A Malaysian Airline flight MH370 from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people onboard mysteriously disappeared. A year after, there is no clue about the flight and families of the people on board are still waiting for their loved ones. ...
  • A year on, MH370 passenger's family awaits her return March 8, 2015

    Mumbai: Even after a year, families of MH370 passengers are awaiting their return. The Malaysian Airline flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people onboard mysteriously disappeared. Prahlad Shirsat, husband of one of the passengers, scours the Internet every morning looking for some lead, somewhere. His wife Kranti who had...
  • Families mark MH370 anniversary with vow to never give up March 8, 2015

    Kuala Lumpur: Families of the 239 people on board Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on Sunday were marking the anniversary of the plane's disappearance with a vow to never give up on the desperate search for wreckage and answers to the world's biggest aviation mystery. Voice 370, a support group for the...
  • It has been a frustating wait for answers, says missing MH370 Indian passenger's husband March 7, 2015

    MH370 passengers' families still live in uncertainty as one year passes. "After a year we are back to where we started. We don't know where the plane is, where the passengers are, we don't know what happened, why it happened, we don't know who did what. It's a wide open...
  • Beijing yet to approve MH370 commemoration: Relatives March 6, 2015

    Beijing: Chinese relatives of those on board Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 said on Friday they were still waiting for permission from authorities to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the plane's disappearance. Two-thirds of the 239 people on board the Malaysia Airlines flight were from China, where the stability-obsessed ruling Communist Party...
  • Giving up Flight 370 search would be bitter pill for many March 6, 2015

    Sydney: She wakes up every morning and reaches for the smartphone on her nightstand, searching for the same jumble of letters and numbers that have consumed her life for a year: MH370. She scrolls through the news results, hoping for something --anything -- that could explain what happened to her husband...
  • Qatar Airways interested in more airline stakes, including IndiGo March 5, 2015

    Berlin: Qatar Airways would like to raise its stake in the owner of British Airways and Iberia at some point and may invest in other well-run airlines, its chief executive said on Wednesday. Qatar Airways bought a 9.99 per cent stake in International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) in January, aiming to...
  • Turkish Airlines jet with 238 onboard misses runway while landing at Kathmandu airport March 4, 2015

    Kathmandu: A Turkish Airlines jet with nearly 240 people on board had a lucky escape when the plane missed the runway on landing in dense fog at the Kathmandu airport on Wednesday day and skidded onto nearby grassland. The Airbus A330 from Istanbul skidded off after over-shooting it at the Tribhuvan...
  • Pakistan International Airlines acquires property in Delhi March 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Pakistani carrier PIA purchased immovable property in the national capital without obtaining prior approval from the Reserve Bank, Parliament was informed on Tuesday. Replying to a question on foreign companies acquired flats/offices in India without prior approval, Minister of State for Finance, Jayant Sinha said one case has...
  • SpiceJet clears plane rental dues, pays $10 million to lessors March 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Having settled its dues with the tax authorities and the public sector oil marketing firms, budget carrier SpiceJet on Monday cleared its aircraft rentals dues by paying USD 10 million to some of its lessors. SpiceJet paid these dues after the new owner Ajay Singh infused a fund of...
  • No plane, many discoveries in yearlong search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 March 1, 2015

    Wellington: The yearlong search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has turned up no sign of the plane, but that doesn't mean it's been unproductive. It has yielded lessons and discoveries that could benefit millions, including coastal Australians, air and sea travelers and scientists trying to understand ancient changes to the...
  • ATF price hiked by 8.2%; non-subsidised LPG to cost Rs 5 more March 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Jet fuel price was on Sunday hiked by a steep 8.2 per cent while the rates of non-subsidised LPG was increased by Rs 5 per cylinder on firming international oil rates. The price of aviation turbine fuel (ATF), or jet fuel, in Delhi was hiked by Rs 3,849.97 per...
  • Jet Airways lowers its fare on international routes February 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Jet Airways on Wednesday lowered the base fares by up to 35 per cent on its international routes for a limited period, which will also be applicable on the network of its partner airline Gulf-based Etihad. Jet Airways offer comes a day after another domestic airline, SpiceJet announced fares...
  • British Police launch appeal to find 'Syria-bound' schoolgirls February 21, 2015

    British police launched an appeal on Friday to trace three London schoolgirls who are believed to be making their way to Syria, having flown to Turkey earlier this week. The three friends, two aged 15 and one 16, left their east London homes on Tuesday and travelled to Gatwick airport where...
  • Competition Commission clears SpiceJet deal with Ajay Singh February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Fair trade watchdog Competition Commission on Thursday cleared Ajay Singh's proposal to acquire a majority stake in cash-strapped SpiceJet, moving closer to the much-needed recapitalisation of the budget carrier. With clearance from the Competition Commission of India (CCI), the low-cost carrier's original promoter is closer to taking the management...
  • TCS, Singapore Airlines develop app for cabin crew to offer personalised service to passengers February 12, 2015

    Mumbai:Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) has jointly developed a mobile app for cabin crew in partnership with Singapore Airlines. "The tablet-based mobile app - CrewCollab - delivers personalised customer service to automate and streamline in-flight process for cabin crew," the software major said in a statement here Wednesday. As the launch customer for...
  • Jet Airways back in black; posts Rs 3 crore quarterly operating profit February 6, 2015

    New Delhi: After seven straight quarters of losses, Jet Airways on Friday returned to profitability with Rs 3-crore profit from operations in the three months ended December 2014 on the back of higher international passenger traffic and lower fuel prices. The airline had posted a loss of Rs 284 crore in...
  • No alcohol, seafood: Jet Airways pilots observe safety week February 1, 2015

    New Delhi: No alcohol for one week. This is what the pilots of private carrier Jet Airways have decided as part of a novel way to observe a flight safety week at the airline from January 30 to February 5. The airline pilots, who have seldom found themselves at the receiving...
  • SpiceJet plans to raise Rs 1,500 crore; Marans exit Board January 30, 2015

    New Delhi: Low cost carrier SpiceJet, which is going through an ownership change, plans to raise Rs 1,500 crore by way of issuing securities and allotting non-convertible preference shares to Marans, its promoters, who will be exiting the company. The Board of SpiceJet, in its meeting on Thursday, has approved the...