FLIGHT

  • Live: Missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 likely 'at bottom of sea', says Indonesian rescue agency head 2 hours 35 minutes ago

    Search and rescue operations for the AirAsia plane that went missing on Sunday with 162 people on board, resumed on Monday morning. ...
  • Aerial search operations to find missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 with 162 people on board resumes 3 hours 46 minutes ago

    Jakarta: Search and rescue operation for the AirAsia plane that went missing on Sunday with 162 people on board resumed on Monday morning, rescuer said. "Some plane and helicopters have moved to the waters where the jetliner was believed to have lost since 05.30 am," Ahmad Toha, official in charge at...
  • AirAsia faces biggest crisis as jet goes missing 11 hours 32 minutes ago

    Singapore: AirAsia was built up from two planes in 2001 to an airline industry titan that operates more than 180 jets in just over a decade but now faces its biggest ever challenge. A dream run for the airline and its flamboyant boss, Tony Fernandes, turned sour on Sunday, as Indonesia...
  • Missing AirAsia flight: Sequence of events 12 hours 44 minutes ago

    An AirAsia flight from Indonesia's Surabaya airport to Singapore lost contact with air traffic control on Sunday, a Transport Ministry official said. ...
  • Missing AirAsia flight QZ 8501: Search operations halted for night; India puts 3 ships, plane on standby 16 hours 4 minutes ago

    Jakarta: Indonesia called off until first light a search for an AirAsia plane with 162 people on board that went missing on Sunday after pilots asked to change course to avoid bad weather during a flight from Indonesia's Surabaya city to Singapore. Indonesia AirAsia Flight QZ8501, an Airbus 320-200 carrying 155...
  • China to closely monitor missing Air Asia flight 16 hours 20 minutes ago

    Beijing: China said that it is "closely monitoring" the developments regarding the AirAsia flight that went missing on Sunday en route from Indonesia to Singapore after losing contact with air traffic controllers. China is deeply worried about the safety of the passengers and crew and offers condolences to their families. We...
  • Reports of crash not true, search ongoing: Malaysia 17 hours 41 minutes ago

    Kuala Lumpur: Amid reports that the missing AirAsia plane has crashed, the Malaysian Transport Minister on Sunday dismissed the claims that wreckage of the aircraft, carrying 162 people, had been found. Asked about reports that the missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 has crashed in Belintung, Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai confirmed...
  • AirAsia mourns with grey logo after plane goes missing 18 hours 15 minutes ago

    Jakarta: AirAsia on Sunday changed its bright fiery red logo to grey on its Twitter and Facebook pages after its aircraft, carrying 162 passengers, went missing en route from Indonesia to Singapore. AirAsia Flight QZ8501 with 155 people on board -- including one British, one Malaysian, one Singaporean, three Koreans, --...
  • Singapore PM expresses concern over missing AirAsia flight QZ 8501 18 hours 58 minutes ago

    Singapore: Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Sunday called Indonesian President Joko Widodo to express concern and pledged assistance of air force in the search of AirAsia plane which went missing after losing contact with air traffic controller. The plane with 162 passengers and crew on board went missing on...
  • Missing AirAsia flight: India puts 3 ships, plane on standby 19 hours 5 minutes ago

    New Delhi: India has put on standby three ships and a maritime surveillance aircraft for assistance in the search operation after an AirAsia flight with 162 people on board on Sunday went missing en route from Indonesia to Singapore after losing contact with air traffic controllers. Indian Navy sources said one...
  • Malaysia to help in search of AirAsia flight QZ 8501: Najib Razak 19 hours 14 minutes ago

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia on Sunday offered help in the search of missing AirAsia flight which lost contact with air traffic controllers between Singapore and Indonesia in the morning. Prime Minister Datuk Najib Razak said he had not been fully briefed on the aircraft's disappearance, but acknowledged that the country may be...
  • AirAsia says missing flight QZ 8501 asked to 'deviate' due to weather 19 hours 35 minutes ago

    Bangkok: AirAsia said the pilot of flight QZ8501 that went missing between Indonesia and Singapore early Sunday had requested "deviation" from the its flight plan because of bad weather. "The aircraft... was requesting deviation due to enroute weather," the Malaysia-based carrier said in a statement posted on its Facebook page. "Communication with...
  • AirAsia flight QZ 8501 with 162 people on board goes missing 20 hours 14 minutes ago

    An AirAsia flight from Indonesia's Surabaya airport to Singapore lost contact with air traffic control on Sunday, a Transport Ministry official said. The Airbus 320-200 had 155 passengers and seven crew members on board. Transport Ministry official Hadi Mustofa said the aircraft, flight number QZ 8501, lost contact with the...
  • Missing AirAsia flight had asked to fly higher to avoid cloud: official 22 hours 20 minutes ago

    Jakarta: An Indonesia AirAsia flight went missing on Sunday about half way between its origin of Surabaya in Indonesia and its destination of Singapore, an Indonesian transport official said. The aircraft was between the Indonesian port of Tanjung Pandan and the town of Pontianak, in West Kalimantan on Borneo island, when...
  • Live: Search operations for missing AirAsia jet suspended for night 23 hours 49 minutes ago

    An AirAsia flight from Indonesia's Surabaya airport to Singapore lost contact with air traffic control on Sunday, a Transport Ministry official said. The Airbus 320-200 had 155 passengers and seven crew members on board. Transport Ministry official Hadi Mustofa said the aircraft, flight number QZ 8501, lost contact with the...
  • AirAsia flight QZ 8501 from Indonesia to Singapore goes missing with 162 persons on board Yesterday

    New Delhi: An AirAsia flight from Indonesia's Surabaya airport to Singapore lost contact with air traffic control on Sunday, a Transport Ministry official said. The Airbus 320-200 had 155 passengers and seven crew members on board. Transport Ministry official Hadi Mustofa said the aircraft, flight number QZ 8501, lost contact...
  • SpiceJet says has cleared employee salaries, fuel dues 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Troubled carrier SpiceJet Ltd has paid employees' salaries for November and cleared dues of fuel companies as of Friday, its chief operating officer said. Sanjiv Kapoor met senior officials in the Aviation Ministry on Friday along with co-founder Ajay Singh, who sources have said is planning to team up...
  • Coldest December 22 in Delhi in 5 years, mercury drops to 4.2 degress Celsius 6 days ago

    New Delhi: It was the coldest December 22 in the last five years with mercury dropping to the season's lowest of 4.2 degree Celsius in national capital on Monday, even as a thick blanket of fog severely hit flight and train operations besides affecting vehicular movement. According to the MeT department,...
  • Dense fog envelops Delhi; flights delayed, 4 deaths reported 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Cold wave has intensified in North India with the National capital recording its coldest day of the season on Sunday at a minimum of 4.8 degrees Celsius. Monday too remained cold with minimum temperature hovering around 5.7 degrees Celsius. Dense fog engulfed the city and the visibility at...
  • Maran brothers' SpiceJet on the brink of collapse, change of guard likely soon December 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Beleaguered SpiceJet could see a change of guard if Indian and foreign investors, who are now carrying out due diligence of the cash-strapped airline, are convinced about investing over Rs 1,200 crore and picking up considerable stake in it, industry sources said on Sunday. After being on the brink...
  • Cash-strapped SpiceJet resumes normal operations December 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The operations of the budget carrier SpiceJet, which were hit severely last week due to the non-payment of dues to the oil companies and regulatory issues, returned to normal on Saturday with the airline operating 124 flights till Saturday afternoon. "Today's operations: SpiceJet as of 3:15 PM operated 124...
  • SpiceJet hits ground, spoils year end plans for thousands of people December 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Shweta, a housewife from New Delhi is terribly disappointed. Her five year old dream of spending the year end with husband and children in Goa has hit a huge roadblock. She had booked the tickets three months ago on SpiceJet. Now the airline is in deep trouble and...
  • Cash-strapped SpiceJet resumes operations December 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The cash-strapped airline SpiceJet resumed operations on Wednesday after facing passengers' anger for mass cancellation of flights over non-payment of fuel dues. SpiceJet Chief Operating Officer Sanjiv Kapoor has said that the flights will resume operations by Wednesday evening. "Flights scheduled to depart on or after 4 PM today...
  • Run Air India professionally, says IATA chief December 14, 2014

    Geneva: Cash-strapped Air India should be run by professionals even if the government partially off-loads its stake to investors to keep it off-the-ground, a top global aviation professional has said. "The Government has to recognise that if it is to privatise Air India, then it has to leave the management of...
  • Thai flight returns to Bangkok after passenger tosses hot water at crew member December 13, 2014

    Bangkok: A Thai airline flight to China returned to Bangkok after a passenger assaulted a flight attendant by tossing hot water at her, the airline said on Friday. A statement from the budget airline Thai AirAsia said the Chinese passenger on a Thursday evening charter flight to Nanjing berated the crew...
  • Southwest Airlines flight lands with one more passenger: Woman gives birth shortly after take off December 10, 2014

    Los Angeles: A Southwest Airlines flight landed in Los Angeles with one more passenger than when it took off. A passenger gave birth shortly after Flight 623 took off from San Francisco on Tuesday and the Phoenix-bound jet diverted to Los Angeles International Airport. The woman was assisted by the flight crew...
  • Cartoon of the day: SpiceJet stops advance bookings after DGCA's stern warning December 10, 2014

    Cash-strapped SpiceJet has cancelled over 1,800 flights across the country for December, in signs of mounting troubles for the budget airline. DGCA has asked the airline to stop taking bookings of more than one month in advance. ...
  • Hope SpiceJet will come out of financial turbulence: Aviation Minister December 9, 2014

    In more trouble for SpiceJet, the cash-strapped airline has cancelled over 1,800 flights across the country for the current month. The DGCA had asked the airline to stop taking bookings of more than a month in advance. Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapati Raju said, "We hope SpiceJet will fly out of...
  • Troubled SpiceJet cancels over 1,800 flights till December 31 December 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Cash-strapped SpiceJet has cancelled over 1,800 flights across the country for December, in signs of mounting troubles for the budget airline. The air carrier, which is part of Kalanithi Maran-led Sun Group, has cancelled a total of 1,861 flights, a few to Kathmandu in Nepal and all others connecting...