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One month on, Malaysians hold silent vigil for lost flight MH370

City lights may have brightened Dataran Merdeka last night, but the iconic landmark was unmistakably sombre, as small groups of people quietly gathered there to hold a candlelight vigil for the passengers and crew of the missing Malaysia Airlines plane. It has now been exactly one month sincRead More

Commercial operations of A-380 in India to begin from May 30

Commercial operations of the largest aircraft, Airbus A-380, will begin in India from May 30, with Singapore Airlines on Monday announcing it would start daily flights of the superjumbo to Mumbai and Delhi from then. The A-380 would operate daily to both Mumbai and New Delhi with effect fromRead More

GMR-Megawide Bag $390-Mn Cebu Airport Deal

The Philippines said on Saturday (05 April) it had awarded the $390-million deal to renovate, expand and operate the Mactan-Cebu international airport to India's GMR Infrastructure Ltd and local partner Megawide Construction Corp. GMR and Megawide submitted the best bid for the biggest iRead More

AirAsia To Connect India's Port City Vizag

AirAsia is planning to operate thrice weekly from Visakhapatnam, also known as Vizag, to Kuala Lumpur, and if all goes well, the inaugural flight may take off in October, said a report. Vizag is a port city on the southeast coast of India in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Based on the sucRead More

Has Etihad tightened its grip over Jet Airways?

Jet Airways is facing rough weather with its stock plummeting and senior executives bailing out. In the last one year, Jet Airways stock has fallen from a high of Rs 688.60 when the deal between Eithad and Jet Airways was announced to a low of Rs 210.25 in early February. It is presently trading Read More

Embraer pitches E2 jets against turbo-props used by Indian carriers

Turboprop aircraft flown by Indian carriers such as SpiceJet and JetLite on regional routes are obsolete, said Brazilian planemaker Embraer Commercial Aviation, which is trying to pitch its next-generation E2 jets as a more cost-effective alternative. Embraer recently signed a deal with the Read More

No Insurance Payout Yet for missing plane, says MAS

Malaysian Airline System Bhd (MAS) has yet to receive any monies from insurers for the loss of its aircraft but confirms that its made payments to families of the missing airliner's passengers. "Malaysia Airlines confirms that payments were made to next-of-kins of passengers onboardRead More

MH370 crash: China demands Malaysia hand over MH370 satellite data

China has demanded that Malaysia hand over the satellite data, which led to its judgement Monday that missing flight MH370, crashed at sea and that none on board survived. Prime Minister Najib Razak told relatives Monday that the flight "ended in the southern Indian Ocean" after neRead More

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