AIRLINES

  • Hackers take down Google Malaysia home page 3 days ago

    Kuala Lumpur : Internet users were denied access to Google Inc's Malaysia website on Tuesday, and were redirected to a hacked page saying "Google Malaysia Hacked by Tiger-Mate #Bangladeshi Hacker." The company has reached out to the organization that manages the domain name to resolve the issue, MYNIC, a Google...
  • SC rejects Kingfisher's plea challenging Rs 372 crore TDS demand April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has dismissed the plea of grounded Kingfisher Airlines Ltd against an order of the Karnataka High Court asking it to pay around Rs 372 crore to the Income Tax department for non-payment of TDS, cut from salaries of its employees. A bench of Justices Ranjan...
  • Air India to reward pilots who make onboard announcements in Hindi April 5, 2015

    New Delhi: State-run Air India plans to reward those pilots who make onboard announcements in Hindi, almost 10 months after the Central government came out with a circular on the use of official language in various public departments. Most of the pilots currently make onboard announcements in English. "They should do so...
  • Cabin video shows Germanwings airliner passengers screaming in final seconds: media reports April 1, 2015

    A video purportedly showing the final seconds inside the cabin of the ill-fated Germanwings airliner minutes before it crashed has emerged, two European media outlets said on Tuesday, although French police denied the claims. One sequence reportedly shows a chaotic scene with passengers screaming "My God". French magazine Paris Match and...
  • Germanwings to rebuild trust March 30, 2015

    It's been almost a week since the Germanwings plane crash which has shaken air travellers across the world. But the reassuring words of a pilot on a recent Germanwings flight has gone viral on the internet. ...
  • Air Canada plane leaves runway, 23 injured March 30, 2015

    Air Canada officials said they will cooperate with authorities to find out why a jet carrying 133 passengers and five crew members left the runway as it tried to land on Sunday. ...
  • SpiceJet to add 7 planes; another Rs 500 crore infusion in April March 29, 2015

    New Delhi: As it embarks on a revival path, budget carrier SpiceJet plans to lease seven more Boeing 737 aircraft by May while another Rs 500 crore is expected to be infused by its new owner Ajay Singh in April. Singh has already pumped in Rs 500 crore into the carrier...
  • Germanwings Airbus A320: Torn-up sick notes show crash pilot should have been grounded March 27, 2015

    Germany: German authorities found torn-up sick notes showing that the pilot who crashed a plane into the French Alps was suffering from an illness that should have grounded him on the day of the tragedy, which he apparently hid from the airline. French prosecutors believe Andreas Lubitz, 27, locked himself alone...
  • Discount drive helps domestic airlines log healthy growth in February March 27, 2015

    New Delhi: A series of heavy discount ticket offers by domestic carriers helped India's air passenger traffic log a healthy 21.48 per cent growth in February over the same period in 2014, DGCA data shows. Eight Indian carriers -- three full service, four budget and one regional -- together ferried 122.61...
  • Germanwings co-pilot intentionally crashed the plane: Officials March 26, 2015

    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 March 26, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Germanwings co-pilot wilfully crashed jetliner, says French prosecutor March 26, 2015

    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 March 26, 2015

    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 March 23, 2015

    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 March 22, 2015

    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 March 20, 2015

    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 March 19, 2015

    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...