Airlines

  • US plane diverted as passengers fight over seat reclining 17 hours 8 minutes ago

    New York: A flight from Newark to Denver was diverted to Chicago after a mid-air brawl erupted when a man set up a gadget that would not let the woman in front of him recline in her seat and she tossed a cup of water in his face. The scuffle forced...
  • Air India's grand celebratory sale: Tickets at just Rs 100 17 hours 10 minutes ago

    New Delhi: National carrier Air India on Wednesday will celebrate its merger with erstwhile Indian Airlines as 'Air India Day', offering tickets for Rs 100 for a limited period. "This is the first time the airline will be celebrating the 'Air India Day'. A function will be held to celebrate the...
  • 'Airlines' review, episode 1: The story of an ambitious girl's journey through a world of gender discrimination is a must watch 19 hours 38 minutes ago

    Are you tired of watching the Indian daily soaps or the reality shows don't impress you anymore? Then this new serial on StarPlus might interest you other than the Pakistani shows you love watching on Zindagi. The scriptwriter of the show is Advait Kala, who is also the writer...
  • Now covere Juhu to Lonavala in 30 minutes by commercial sea-plane Yesterday

    The Juhu-Lonavala commercial sea-plane service was launched on Monday. The first flight took off from Juhu beach in Mumbai. Now cover the 82-km long journey from Mumbai to Lonavala in just 30 minutes. ...
  • Juhu-Lonavala sea plane service scheduled to be launched today 2 days ago

    Mumbai: The Juhu-Lonavala commercial sea-plane service is scheduled to be launched on Monday. The state government is looking at it as a step to boost tourism in Maharashtra. The first flight will take off around 11 am from Juhu beach in Mumbai and will land at the Pawana dam near Lonavala. The...
  • MH17 bodies returned as Malaysia battles fallout 3 days ago

    Kuala Lumpur: Carried by soldiers and draped in the national flag, coffins carrying Malaysian victims of Flight MH17 returned home Friday to a country still searching for those onboard another doomed jet and a government battling the political fallout of both tragedies. The bodies and ashes of 20 victims from the...
  • MH370 passengers may have died of oxygen starvation: Report 6 days ago

    London: All 239 passengers aboard missing Malaysian flight MH370 may have died of oxygen starvation as the pilot deliberately turned off the supply before crashing into the Indian Ocean, a new report claimed on Wednesday. Passengers lost consciousness up to four hours before the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 - dubbed the...
  • Jet Airways London flight departs after nearly 24-hour delay August 16, 2014

    Mumbai: Around 300 air passengers, who were stranded for nearly 22 hours after a London-bound Jet Airways plane was grounded due to a technical glitch, finally left for for their destination this morning. "The stranded flight took off at around 11.45 AM today after a long delay of 22 hours. The...
  • Civil Aviation Ministry issues series of instructions to Air India August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Civil Aviation Ministry has issued a series of instructions to Air India, including redeployment of its "surplus" staff, to tighten its belts to face heightened competition, particularly from the proposed Tata-SIA backed Vistara airline. In order to turn it into a 'lean and mean' airline to face growing...
  • Malaysia Airlines crew member sexually assaults passenger August 14, 2014

    Kuala Lampur: A Malaysia Airlines cabin crew member was on Thursday detained in France for questioning for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman passenger who expressed nervousness about flying with the disaster-prone carrier. "The staff member in question was detained following allegations by a passenger travelling on flight MH20 from Kuala Lumpur...
  • Vistara airline promises seamless, personalised experience of domestic travel August 12, 2014

    The Tata Sons-Singapore Airlines joint venture unveiled the brand name of its new airline 'Vistara', and said it is expected to launch operations by October with the first aircraft coming in by September. The new airline promises a "seamless and personalised" experience of domestic travel. ...
  • Tata Sons-Singapore Airlines joint venture 'Vistara' set for October launch August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The Tata Sons-Singapore Airlines joint venture on Monday unveiled the brand name of its new airline 'Vistara', and said it is expected to launch operations by October with the first aircraft coming in by September. "We are in the last lap of the process of securing the Air Operator...
  • CBI probes Rs 900 crore loan given to Kingfisher Airlines by IDBI bank August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Sunday begun a probe into Rs 900 crore loan given by the IDBI Bank to the now defunct Kingfisher Airlines. The loan was given in 2009 despite an internal bank report that the aviation company was in the red. The report was...
  • Spicejet offers 'SpiceMAX' in its flights August 8, 2014

    Chennai: With a view to enhance convenience for passengers, the country's second largest low fare airline Spicejet on Friday announced introduction of 'SpiceMAX' that offer more leg room for little more money from August 15. Designed for customers who want more comfort and convenience, but are not willing to pay the...
  • Jet Airways extends special economy fare offer by two days August 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Jet Airways on Tuesday extended its special economy class fare offer by two more days. The city-headquartered airline had on July 31 launched a pan-India sales scheme, offering fares as low as Rs 1,499 on all its economy class domestic networks. Originally the offer was to end on Tuesday. But...
  • European Union imposes new sanctions in 'a strong warning' to Russia July 30, 2014

    Brussels: After months of hesitation, the EU agreed on Tuesday to impose economic sanctions against Russia, hoping this "strong warning" would make it change course in Ukraine as fighting intensified around cities held by pro-Russian rebels. But at the same time the European Union told Moscow that should it reconsider its...
  • Malaysian Airlines to change name to boost reputation July 29, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Reeling under the pressure of two catastrophic aviation tragedies, Malaysia Airlines is mulling a name change and restructuring of routes in a bid to repair its reputation, a media report has said. The Malaysian flag carrier, majority-owned by the government, is likely to change its name as part...
  • Malaysia Airlines to change name to boost reputation July 28, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur/London: Reeling under the pressure of two catastrophic aviation tragedies, Malaysia Airlines is mulling a name change and restructuring of routes in a bid to repair its reputation, a media report has said. The Malaysian flag carrier, majority-owned by the government, is likely to change its name as part of...
  • Downing of flight MH17 'may amount to a war crime': UN July 28, 2014

    Kiev: The downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 "may amount to a war crime", the UN said Monday, adding that fighting in east Ukraine has claimed over 1,100 lives with both government and rebel forces using heavy weaponry in built-up areas. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay condemned the...
  • Securing MH17 site a 'dangerous tightrope act': experts July 25, 2014

    Hague: Sending Western forces to secure the MH17 crash site in rebel-held Ukraine and protect investigators will be a perilous balancing act involving unpredictable separatists and Russian pride. "It's going to be a dangerous tightrope act," defence analyst Justin Bronk said, referring to a Dutch and Australian push to put troops...
  • US says Russia firing artillery over border at Ukraine military July 25, 2014

    Washington: The United States said on Thursday that Russia was firing artillery across its border with Ukraine to target Ukrainian military positions in the conflict with pro-Russian separatists. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf also said there was evidence that the Russians intended to deliver heavier and more powerful multiple rocket launchers...
  • MH17: Planes with Ukraine bodies arrive in Netherlands July 25, 2014

    Kharviv (Ukraine): Two more military aircraft carrying remains of victims from the Malaysian plane disaster arrived in the Netherlands on Thursday, while Australian and Dutch diplomats joined to promote a plan for a UN team to secure the crash site which has been controlled by pro-Russian rebels. Human remains continue to...
  • Russia says will cooperate with MH17 probe led by Netherlands July 25, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Russia will cooperate with the investigation into the downing of a Malaysian airliner a week ago and is satisfied that the Netherlands, rather than Ukraine, is leading the effort, the country's ambassador to Malaysia said on Thursday. Liudmila Vorobyeva also rejected suggestions that the pro-Russian separatists blamed by Western...
  • Ukraine's PM resigns amid deadly rebellion complicating MH17 probe July 24, 2014

    Donetsk: Ukraine's prime minister resigned Thursday after his governing coalition collapsed, plunging the former Soviet state into political limbo as it struggles to quell a deadly rebellion in the east. The shock announcement added to a already chaotic situation in the rebel-controlled east, where international experts are carrying out a complex...
  • "Weeks or months" until Malaysian remains from MH17 can be returned home: PM July 24, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Thursday it might take "weeks or months" before remains of his compatriots who perished in the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine can be brought home. Malaysia, a majority Muslim country, had initially sought to have the remains returned by...
  • Malaysian Airliner's voice recorder in good condition, says UN Civil Aviation body July 24, 2014

    Ottawa: The cockpit voice recorder of the Malaysian airliner downed over Ukraine is in good condition, the United Nations civil aviation body said on Wednesday, adding that it was holding talks with airlines and states on how to assess the danger posed by conflicts. Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was shot down...
  • Two planes carrying 40 bodies of MH17 passengers arrives in Netherlands July 23, 2014

    Two military planes carrying 40 bodies of MH17 passengers has arrived in Eindhoven in the Netherlands. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and the Dutch royal family received the planes at the airport. Of the 298 people who died, 193 were Dutch citizens. The bodies have been taken to the Netherlands...
  • Chinese airline tests WiFi on flight July 23, 2014

    Beijing: A leading Chinese airline tested a programme to allow passengers to use in-flight WiFi, paving the way for the technology's application for the first time in China's booming aviation market. The satellite-based WiFi service was made available on a flight operated by China Eastern Airlines, the first test of the...
  • Black boxes of downed MH17 arrive in UK for examination July 23, 2014

    London: The black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines in eastern Ukraine arrived in the UK on Wednesday for expert analysis by air accident investigators. The Air Accidents Investigation Branch said that the black boxes of Flight MH17 which crashed in eastern Ukraine on July 17 had been delivered to...