Tuesday 22 July 2014

295 DEAD: Malaysian airliner downed in Ukraine

A Malaysian airliner was brought down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday, killing all 295 people aboard and sharply raising stakes in a conflict between Kiev and pro-Moscow rebels in which Russia and the West back opposing sides. Ukraine accused "terrorists" - militants f


Burning wreckage, bodies scattered

Dozens of bodies were scattered around the smouldering wreckage of a passenger jet that crashed in a field in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, a Reuters reporter said. An emergency services rescue worker said at least 100 bodies had so far been found at the scene, near the village of


Pilots warned about Ukraine dangers

Aviation safety authorities in the US and Europe warned pilots in April about potential risks flying in or near Ukraine airspace, where a Malaysian passenger airliner went down on Thursday. The US Federal Aviation Administration on April 23 issued a "special notice" reg


Malaysian PM says shocked by report

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Friday he was shocked by reports a Malaysia Airlines plane had gone down over Ukraine and he was launching an investigation. "I am shocked by reports that an MH plane crashed. We are launching an immediate investigation," Naj


295 KILLED: Malaysian airliner shot down in Ukraine

A Malaysian airliner was shot down over eastern Ukraine by pro-Russian militants on Thursday, killing all 295 people aboard, a Ukrainian interior ministry official said. Raising the stakes in the East-West showdown between Kiev and Moscow, the official blamed "terrorists&quo


Malaysian plane crashes in Ukraine; 295 dead?

A Malaysian passenger airliner with 295 people on board crashed in Ukraine near the Russian border on Thursday, the Interfax news agency cited an aviation industry source as saying. The plane was brought down by a Buk ground-to-air missile, an Interfax report quoted an Ukraine of


Malaysian plane with 295 people crashes in Ukraine

A Malaysian passenger airliner with 295 people on board crashed in Ukraine near the Russian border, Interfax cited an aviation industry source as saying on Thursday. It said the Boeing plane was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. Reuters could not immediately confirm the Inte


Emirates loses 'best airline' title to Cathay Pacific

Dubai-based airline Emirates has lost its title of the world's best airline to Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific at the Skytrax World Airline Awards, said a report.   The airline topped the polled last year, followed by Qatar Airways and Singapore Airlines, whi


Air Malta, Etihad expand code-share partnership

Air Malta and Etihad Airways have expanded their code-share agreement to provide travellers with improved connections between Europe, the GCC region and Australia. The two airlines extended their partnership to coincide with the launch of Etihad Airways’ service between Abu


Oman Air wins top honours at World Airline Awards

Oman Air, the Sultanate’s national carrier has won the ‘Best Airline Staff Service Middle East’ honour at the World Airline Awards – Skytrax, which was held as part of the  Farnborough International Airshow recently.   The airline wa

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