Airlines

  • Malaysian Airlines to change name to boost reputation 14 hours 43 minutes ago

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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...
  • A Kiss, A Prayer: The Last Hours of MH17's Victims 6 days ago

    In a bedroom in a townhouse near Amsterdam, Miguel Panduwinata reached out for his mother. "Mama, may I hug you?" Samira Calehr wrapped her arms around her 11-year-old son, who'd been oddly agitated for days, peppering her with questions about death, about his soul, about God. The next morning, she would...
  • Young MH17 victim has eerie premonition of crash 6 days ago

    In a bedroom in a townhouse near Amsterdam, Miguel Panduwinata reached out for his mother. "Mama, may I hug you?" Samira Calehr wrapped her arms around her 11-year-old son, who'd been oddly agitated for days, peppering her with questions about death, about his soul, about God. The next morning, she would...
  • Twin air disasters threaten Malaysian tourism push 6 days ago

    Kuala Lumpur: An unprecedented second major aviation disaster in four months could further associate Malaysia with calamity in the eyes of travellers, observers warn, putting the tropical destination's vital tourism sector at risk. Even before Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down on Thursday over rebel-held eastern Ukraine in an apparent...
  • Rebels likely downed Malaysian jet MH17 'by mistake': US officials 6 days ago

    Washington: The US government believes that pro-Russian separatists most likely shot down a Malaysia Airlines jet "by mistake," not realising it was a civilian passenger flight, US intelligence officials said on Tuesday. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the "most plausible explanation" for the destruction of the...
  • US, European airlines halt Israel flights over missile fear 6 days ago

    In a sign of increased caution about flying near combat zones, US and European airlines halted flights to Israel Tuesday after a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport. Delta Air Lines and United Airlines suspended service between the US and Israel indefinitely. US Airways scrapped its one flight to...
  • No agenda beyond getting to the truth on MH17 crash: US 1 week ago

    Washington: The United States has no agenda except for getting to the truth of shooting down of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, allegedly by the Russia-backed Ukrainian separatist, the White House has said. "The (US) President's priority is that this investigation should be conducted by an international set of investigators that...
  • MH17 crash: Victim's mother slams Putin, says wants her son's body 1 week ago

    Several tragic stories have come to light after the MH17 tragedy. One such story is of Silena Frederiks whose son was on that ill-fated flight. She has now appealed to Russian President Vladimir Putin to put pressure on the rebels to return her son's body. ...
  • Russia says MH17 probe should be conducted by 'international community', not Ukraine 1 week ago

    Kuala Lumpur: Russia has called for the investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines MH17 to be led by the 'international community' and not Ukraine, its ambassador to Malaysia said on Tuesday. "This situation is quite unique, the area is a war zone. I think the international community should be flexible...
  • MH17:UN to vote on crash resolution; Russia has doubts 1 week ago

    United Nations: The UN Security Council will on Monday vote on an Australia-proposed resolution demanding international access to the Ukraine plane crash site and a cease-fire around the area, with diplomats pressuring a reluctant Russia to approve it. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said his country would view a Russian veto...
  • Dutch father angrily 'thanks' MH17 attackers for murdering daughter 1 week ago

    The Hague: A bereaved Dutch father has written a savagely ironic open letter to whoever shot down flight MH17, "thanking" them for killing his 17-year-old daughter Elsemiek, "my dear and only child". "Thank you very much Mr (Russian President Vladimir) Putin, separatist leaders or the Ukrainian government, for murdering my dear...
  • Rebels to give MH17 black boxes to Malaysia July 21, 2014

    Kuala Lampur: Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says the leader of the pro-Russian rebels has agreed to hand over both black boxes from Flight 17 to Malaysian investigators who are in Ukraine. Najib also said that the remains of 282 of the crash victims currently in Torez are being moved by...
  • MH17: Refrigerated train with plane crash bodies leaves Ukraine town July 21, 2014

    Hrabove: A refrigerated train bearing the bodies of many of the 298 people killed in the Malaysia Airlines plane disaster pulled away on Monday afternoon from a rebel-held town in eastern Ukraine. An Associated Press reporter saw the train leave from Torez, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from the crash site, and...
  • MH17 recovery operation stumbles forward July 21, 2014

    Hrabove, Ukraine: The chaotic Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 recovery effort stumbled again on Monday, with more bodies found at the sprawling crash site but a worrisome power outage in the refrigerated train holding over 200 of the dead. The shambolic attempts to investigate by the pro-Russia separatists who control the verdant...
  • Kingfisher, Jet group, SpiceJet owe about Rs 377 crore to Airports Authority of India July 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Three private carriers jointly owe about Rs 377 crore as unpaid airport and other dues to the Airports Authority of India (AAI), including Rs 172.69 crore by defunct Kingfisher Airlines alone, between April and June. Cases have been filed in the Bombay High Court against Kingfisher which has shut...
  • US presses case against Russia on MH17 as horror deepens July 21, 2014

    Hrabove: US Secretary of State John Kerry laid out what he called overwhelming evidence of Russian complicity in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 as international horror deepened over the fate of the victims' remains. Kerry demanded that Moscow take responsibility for actions of pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine...
  • UN to vote on MH17 crash resolution July 21, 2014

    Canberra: Diplomats said that the UN Security Council could vote as early as on Monday on an Australia-proposed resolution demanding international access to the Ukraine plane crash site and a cease-fire around the area. But Australia and Russia on late Sunday were still working out key differences, and Britain accused...
  • Flight attendant Sanjid Sandhu who escaped MH370, died in MH17 tragedy July 21, 2014

    Several tragic stories have come to light after the MH17 tragedy. One such story is of a flight attendant, Sanjid Sandhu, who narrowly avoided being on MH370 but wasn't so lucky this time. ...