FLIGHTS

  • New attempt to lift AirAsia jet's fuselage fails as rope snaps Yesterday

    Jakarta/Singapore: A fresh attempt to lift the sunken fuselage of the doomed AirAsia plane from the Java Sea on Sunday failed when a wire rope snapped after the wreckage reached the surface of the water, Indonesian officials said. Efforts to lift the fuselage or the main section of the Airbus...
  • Indonesian divers recover bodies from near crashed AirAsia jet fuselage 4 days ago

    Aboard KRI Banda Aceh: Indonesian divers on Thursday found six bodies near the fuselage of an AirAsia jet that crashed last month into the Java Sea, but were unable to enter the wreckage where most of the victims are believed to be trapped, a navy official said. Days of rough weather...
  • AirAsia plane climbed too fast, then disappeared, says Indonesia 6 days ago

    Jakarta: An AirAsia plane that crashed last month with 162 people on board was climbing at an abnormally high rate, then plunged and suddenly disappeared from radar, Indonesia's transport minister said on Tuesday. Ignasius Jonan told Parliament that radar data showed the Airbus A320 was climbing at about 6,000 feet a...
  • No evidence so far of terrorism in AirAsia crash, says Indonesia 1 week ago

    Jakarta: Indonesian investigators said on Monday they had found no evidence so far that terrorism played a part in the crash of an AirAsia passenger jet last month that killed all 162 people on board. Andreas Hananto said that his team of 10 investigators at the National Transportation Safety Committee (NTSC)...
  • Sea conditions prevent divers from reaching AirAsia fuselage January 18, 2015

    Pangkalan Bun: High waves and strong currents in the Java Sea again prevented Indonesian navy divers from accessing the fuselage and what is believed to be the cockpit from the AirAsia plane that crashed three weeks ago, officials said. A team of 15 navy divers tried to get to the wreckage...
  • Dense fog in Delhi, 30 flights, 55 trains delayed January 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Dense fog on Saturday enveloped Delhi, disrupting the schedule of 30 flights and 55 trains even as the minimum temperature settled at 8.4 degrees Celsius. The visibility, which was 800 meters at 5.30 AM, decreased significantly to 50 meters at 8.30 AM with vehicles plying on the roads...
  • SpiceJet's new owners plan to cut fleet, shrink network: Sources January 16, 2015

    Singapore: The prospective owners of low-cost carrier SpiceJet Ltd plan to cut the airline's fleet, shrink its network and return to a "plain vanilla" business model to achieve profitability, two people close to the investors said. Their plans include culling the 15 Bombardier Q400 regional aircraft from the airline's fleet and...
  • Google's new Flight Search tool makes it easier for users to search for flights January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Google has launched a new Flight Search tool that lets users search directly for flights within Google. Users can go to google.co.in/flights to find, compare and book flights from their mobile device, tablet or desktop. Let's say you live in Chennai and are planning a Republic Day weekend getaway....
  • Air India offers limited period, reduces fares by upto 50 per cent for domestic flights January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Air India on Monday reduced its fares by upto 50 per cent for all its domestic flights, three days after Tata-Singapore Airlines joint venture Vistara commenced its flight services in the country and hinted that it was ready to take on the competition from the peers. The state-run...
  • Divers retrieve first black box from crashed AirAsia jet QZ 8501 January 12, 2015

    Pangkalan Bun (Indonesia): An official says divers have retrieved one of the black boxes from the AirAsia plane that crashed more than two weeks ago into the Java Sea, a major breakthrough in the slow-moving hunt. Henry Bambang Soelistyo, chief of Indonesia's search and rescue agency, says the flight data recorder...
  • AirAsia jet's black box found, to be retrieved on Monday January 11, 2015

    Jakarta/Singapore: The crucial black box of the crashed AirAsia jet was today found in the Java Sea stuck under debris from the plane's fuselage and will be retrieved on Monday as the major breakthrough in the search raised hopes of unravelling the mystery of the crash soon. Indonesia's Directorate General...
  • Searchers close in on AirAsia jet's black box as 'pings' heard January 11, 2015

    Jakarta/Singapore: Searchers closed in on the all-important black box of the crashed AirAsia jet after strong "pings" were heard in the Java Sea and a large object likely to be the plane's fuselage was located near the spot from where the tail section was retrieved. SB Supriyadi, operations coordinator for Indonesia's...
  • Indonesian search team raises tail of crashed AirAsia plane, no black box found January 11, 2015

    Indonesia: Indonesian search and rescue teams raised on Saturday the tail of an AirAsia passenger jet that crashed nearly two weeks ago with the loss of all 162 people on board, but have yet to locate the black box flight recorders. Indonesia AirAsia Flight QZ8501 lost contact with air traffic control...
  • SpiceJet says did not receive any credit from oil companies January 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Beleaguered airline SpiceJet said it has received no credit from oil companies, even as it scotched speculation about having failed to submit any revival plan. "... there was no revival plan due for submission today," SpiceJet's Chief Operating Officer Sanjiv Kapoor said late in a statement. The airline also said...
  • Delhi: Runway visibility drops to 50 metres, 10 international flights, 41 trains delayed January 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Temperatures dipped across north India with several areas blanketed under heavy fog on Thursday morning. With runway visibility dropping to 50 metres at the Delhi airport, 10 international flights have been delayed. 41 trains have also been delayed while one has been rescheduled as heavy fog disrupted transport...
  • Indonesian military chief heads to monitor the marine salvage after tail of missing AirAsia QZ8501 found January 8, 2015

    Indonesia: Indonesian Armed Forces Commander General Moeldoko said he is heading to Pangkalan Bun, the centre of the search and rescue operation, to supervise the risky salvage of the crashed AirAsia jet. "Today I'm going again to Pangkalan Bun to supervise the salvage of AirAsia8501 and to support my troops who...
  • Less number of flight diversions at IGIA this winter January 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Flight diversions at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) has come down by over one-thirds this winter so far as against the same period a year ago despite longer low visibility periods owing to a better management of flight operations. The flight cancellations too declined by 53 per...
  • May have located missing AirAsia jet's tail section: Indonesia naval captain January 6, 2015

    Pangkalan Bun: An Indonesian naval patrol vessel found on Monday what the captain said could be the tail of a missing AirAsia jet, the section where the crucial black box voice and flight data recorders are located. Ships and aircraft seeking debris and bodies from the Airbus A320-200 widened their search...
  • Indonesia cracks down on aviation sector after AirAsia crash January 5, 2015

    Pangkalan Bun: Highlighting the depth of Indonesia's air safety problems, the transportation ministry announced harsh measures on Monday against everyone who allowed AirAsia Flight 8501 to take off without proper permits including the suspension of the airport's operator and officials in the control tower. The routing permits of all airlines flying...
  • Etihad passengers complain of 12-hour wait on tarmac January 5, 2015

    San Fransico: Hundreds of air travelers landed in San Francisco, safe but irritated after a 28-hour overseas flight they say included 12 hours on a tarmac in the Middle East without food or accurate flight information. Tempers grew short on Etihad Airways Flight 183 when fog in the city of Abu...
  • Divers resume search for victims and fuselage of AirAsia QZ8501 jet January 5, 2015

    Indonesia: The weather improved on Monday and divers will attempt again to locate large objects on the ocean floor believed to be the fuselage of the AirAsia flight that crashed more than one week ago, killing all 162 on board. At least five ships with equipment that can detect the plane's...
  • Weather frustrates divers as more AirAsia wreckage found January 4, 2015

    Surabaya: Divers tried to reach sunken wreckage from a crashed AirAsia passenger jet on Sunday but were forced to return to their ship by bad weather, as Indonesian officials said they had detected a fifth large underwater object believed to be part of the plane. Indonesia's meteorological agency has said seasonal...
  • Four large parts of crashed AirAsia QZ8501 jet found on sea floor January 4, 2015

    Indonesia: Search teams hunting for the wreck of an AirAsia passenger jet that crashed with 162 people on board have found four large parts of the plane on the sea bed, the head of Indonesia's search and rescue agency said on Saturday. A multi-national task force of ships, planes and helicopters...
  • Indonesia freezes Surabaya-Singapore AirAsia flights January 3, 2015

    Jakarta: Indonesia's transport ministry on Saturday froze AirAsia's Surabaya-Singapore flight route permit effective Jan 2 until the investigation into flight QZ8501's crash is completed. The ministry said that AirAsia had violated the Foreign Flight Permit released for the year 2014-2015, Indonesia's Antara news agency reported. The permit states that AirAsia was only...
  • AirAsia's Surabaya-Singapore flight suspended January 3, 2015

    Jakarta: The AirAsia plane that crashed in the Java Sea was flying on an unauthorised schedule, Indonesian Transport Ministry has said and suspended the airline's Surabaya-Singapore route for violating the operational hours. AirAsia Indonesia is only allowed to ply that route on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. However, AirAsia Indonesia was...
  • Investigators battle weather in hunt for AirAsia QZ8501 black boxes January 2, 2015

    Indonesia: International experts with sophisticated acoustic detection gear joined teams scouring the sea for the wreck of an Indonesia AirAsia passenger jet on Friday, but bad weather was again hindering the hunt for the plane's black box flight recorders. Strong wind and heavy seas have stopped divers from looking for the...
  • Ill-fated AirAsia QZ 8501 pilot's family mourns loss January 2, 2015

    The family of the pilot of AirAsia 8501 is mourning the loss of the man they saw as a hero. They are dealing with the realization that their loved one has gone. ...
  • Investigators to use acoustic equipment to search for AirAsia black boxes January 2, 2015

    Indonesia:: A specialist multinational team armed with acoustic equipment will arrive at the suspected crash site of a sunken AirAsia jet off Borneo on Friday, bolstering the search for the plane's black box flight recorders. Bad weather has hampered the search, keeping divers from looking for the wreck of the Airbus...
  • 1st of 9 bodies from AirAsia crash identified January 1, 2015

    Surabaya: A passenger aboard AirAsia Flight 8501 became the first victim of the crash to be returned to her family on Thursday, one of many painful reunions to come, as search crews struggled against wind and heavy rain to find more than 150 people still missing. Hayati Lutfiah Hamid's identity was...
  • Identifying bodies is a big challenge, say search officials: AirAsia flight QZ8501 January 1, 2015

    CNN's Paula Hancocks is at a hospital on the Island of Borneo where the bodies of the AirAsia victims are being taken. Heavy winds, strong currents and cloudy weather are hampering the search operations. ...